Jae Bedford is a Dunedin born singer Songwriter/recording artist & entertainer based in Oamaru. Jae had released several solo albums and has recorded, written and toured with The Bedfords, Road Doggz, Gridlock, #ROAR, Kudos, Fully Charged, Starkraving, School Of Rock, The Rebels, JB3 & Dust n Bones.

Jae has written with, covered by & written for acts such as School of Rock Inc, Fully Charged, Mekiesha Hurley, Kudos, Becka Clark, RwR Express, Georgia Oakes, Blue Nation, LND3, The Marooned, Harmonix, C.A.R, Big Man & The Birdseeds & More.    Jae has also had music licenced into several other artistic projects.  

Jae Bedford Music Lessons prides himself on it level of skills garnered from education and industry experience.

Lessons offered in...Guitar, Singing, Bass, keyboards, Artist Mentoring, Music theory, Songwriting, Performance, Rock band & Drama


Studio at

56A Awamoa Road, Oamaru

General Enquiries

CEO - JAE BEDFORD- [email protected]

Phone- 027 418 2136

CFO - MIRIAM BEDFORD -  [email protected]

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Jae Bedford's CV

Jae Bedford has been innovating in entertainment & education since 1996.   Jae has run entertainment ventures in Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch & Wellington & co-founded many music festivals and Jae Bedford Music Lessons & Bedford Entertainment. 

Entertainment/Venue Manager/Bar Manager/Sound Engineer

Jam Jar (Dunedin)

The Heights (Christchurch)

The Crown Hotel (Dunedin)

Arc Cafe (Dunedin)

The Youth Centre (Oamaru)

The Penguin Entertainers Club (Oamaru)

The Loan & Mercantile (Oamaru)

Bedford Entertainment (Oamaru)

The Manor Estate (Oamaru)

Downstage Theatre (Wellington)

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)


Downstage Theatre (Wellington)

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

#InstantDrama (Oamaru)


The Future Is Now Events

Songwriters Circle NZ

New Zealand Musicians Networking

Otago Blues & Roots

Rockit Band Hire

Festivals & Events

Oamaru Music Festival

The Future Is Now Music Festivals & Tours

Christmas at Friendly Bay

Oamaru's Got X Factor

St Patricks Day Festival

Rockin Edin & Song Poets Corner

Portobello Blues Festival

Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival

Cheers to beer & wine festival

Steampunk NZ Festival

The Giant Family Easter Egg Hunt

North Otago A&P Show

Wine & Beer on Harbour

Fire & Steam Oamaru

New Years Party

Christmas in the Carpark

Indie Festival NZ

South Canterbury A&P Show

Little MIss A&P Show

Weston Fireworks

East Otago A&P Show 

Band member/Tour manager/Sound Engineer

Solo artist

The Road Doggz

Dust n Bones

The Bedford's

One Man Band

TBSOM Karaoke

The Jae Bedford Band

The Nelson School of music

Blind Vision & Native Tongues (ATR MUSIC)

#ROAR (Rock of ages revival)

Harmonix (Rock Choir)

TBSOM School of Rock


CEO & Founder of The Bedford School Of Music/Bedford Entertainment

-Events manager/Provider for hundreds of venues nationwide

-Booking agent

-Exclusive Band Manager/Mentor (On a case by case basis)

-Show producer


-Teacher (Guitar, Bass, Songwriter, Piano, Harmonica, Ukulele, Theory & Vocal)


-Recording artist

-Sound engineer

-MC & Voice over

-Karaoke host

-Open mic/Jam night host

-Public speaker

-Music festivals & large scale events

Studied at

The Nelson School Of Music

Mark Jansen Guitar School

Otago University

Akona te rangatahi

The Bedford School of music

Licence Controller Qualification (NZQA) under the Sale of liquor act 1989

Current General Managers Certificate (Issued in Waitaki 2017)

The Bedford School Of Music & Bedford Entertainment has developed relationships with &  can be found at....

Meridian Mall. OUSA, OPSA, Otago Museum, Dunedin Public Libraries, Otago Regional Council, Westmount School NZ, East Otago High School, Magic Kids, Glenavy School, YouthTown, The Youth Centre Oamaru, Geraldine Academy of performing arts, Home school New Zealand, Omarama School, Kakanui School, Totara, The Manor Estate, Dunedin North Intermediate, Oamaru Music Festival, Twilight Entertainment, Musselburgh Baptist ChurchNEV School, Tahuna Normal Intermediate, Papakaio School, Maheno School, Christchurch Casino, Waimate Main School, Waitaki Girls High School, New Zealand Musicians Networking, Waimate Centennial School, St Patricks Waimate, Fiordland New Life Church, #TheFutureIsNow Festivals & Tours, YMCA/OSCAR Timaru, South School Timaru, Galleon Family Complex, Te Anau Club, Waituna Creek School, Playball, Bayfield High School, Waimate High School, Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival, SteamPunk NZ Music Festival, many countries via Online learning & many other places

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