August Bank Holiday, Carshalton Park

Main Stage

The Main Stage presents a range of rock, pop and other genre. We show-case local and regional talent on this stage which is set in an amazing natural open air amphitheatre in the park.

If you are in a band and would like to play in 2018 then click on this link to fill in the application form or you can post a demo to

Carshalton Environmental Fair (Main Stage Music)
The Old School House
Mill Lane
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 2JY

12:00pm – Cross Foxes – played in 2017

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We are a small brit rock band from carshalton we mainly play punk music and are very influenced by the arctic monkeys, the kooks, catfish and the bottlemen and the 1975. We are in the process of writing are own stuff and are hoping to release a ep next year called “I wrote this cos I was bored.”

12:45pm – Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band – played in 2017

Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band

As two musicians involved in the London jazz scene, Petra and Owen wanted to share their experience of jazz, swing and blues with their audience, and that’s how Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band was born. Owen, who is the band`s bass player, brings many years of experience as a bassist on both Electric, Double Bass & Electric Upright Basses. He has previously worked with a many known and a few less known, but equally skilled artists and musicians, as a rhythm section player. Over the years Owen has performed at many clubs, venues and quite a few of the popular festivals both nationally & internationally, crossing a wide variety of genres whilst still retaining a feel and passion for playing Jazz and Blues based music. As a live band, they aim to provide good music & entertainment at all of their performances, whether performing in a large venue or at a small event. They are able to tailor the group to suit a variety of occasions when necessary. As a group of musicians, they have all been influenced by many of the artists who have come before them & some of those names are still around to this day. In the world of Jazz music & other genres, names like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & and contemporary performers such as Melody Gardot, Diana Krall all come to mind. There’s a famous line often attributed to Thelonious Monk: “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Writing about it isn’t any easier therefore it is highly recommended to have a listen to Petra`s voice instead as it is so easy to fall in love with. Her voice is pristine yet telegraphs great wisdom and experience – it’s almost like hearing the singing of a 70-year-old woman who’s been on vocal rest for the past five decades. It is deep, soulful, strong and sultry.

Repertoire Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band`s repertoire draws primarily on the songs of the Female Goddesses of Jazz.

1:35pm – Jamie Skint – played in 2017

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A local up and coming singer/songwriter Promoting Debut ‘Ep ‘release “Chasing Chevrons” who’s distinct style melds together the upbeat stabs of Reggae derived groove, with the subtle tenderness of heart warming soul creating a light and free spirited summery pop sound.

2:25pm – The Monarchy In Black – played in 2017

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The Monarchy In Black are a young, eclectic rock band based in Sutton who perform a range of originals and covers ranging from Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac.

3:15pm – The Ugly Guys – played in 2017

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THE UGLY GUYS are legendary KURSAAL FLYERS (UK Hit single – “Little Does She Know” in 1976) members PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH and VIC COLLINS who have played together since 1969 when they formed the band Cow Pie. They are joined by Steve Oliver (Jerry The Ferret), Bob Clouter (Mickey Jupp) and Andy Farrell.

The band name comes from a much loved Kursaal Flyers song and audience reaction to the bands albums “Lost In the Badlands” and “Still Twenty-Five in Your Head” has been nothing short of ecstatic. If you like Cosmic American Music then check out The Ugly Guys” they play like veterans but rock like 18 year olds”.

BAND MEMBERS
PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH (Vocals)

VIC COLLINS (Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar & Vocals)

STEVE OLIVER (Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals)

BOB CLOUTER (Drums)

ANDY FARRELL (Bass) 

Photo by Bill Jackson.

4:05pm – Joaquim & The Smoke Machine – played in 2017

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Joaquim & The Smoke Machine play dynamic Rock ’n’ Roll blended with Jazz and Blues. Their raucous shows make them a festival favourite and they are currently producing their second album, to be released early 2018. The first, Midnight Getaway can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc. This is their first appearance at the Carshalton Environmental fair and are thrilled to be playing!

4:55pm – SHKS – played in 2017

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SHKS, pronounce it how you like: Shooks, Shocks, Shucks

Musically, a mixing pot of 90s alt rock, pop, metal, funk and punk. Their songs are played loud and with purpose.

https://www.facebook.com/SHKSband/

5:45pm – C.LOU.D DOGS – played in 2017

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Local 3 piece alt-rock band. Loud, messy rock, blues, punk, funk, drunk & slam dunked!

6:35pm – Sweet Jonny – played in 2017

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Formed through general disillusionment with the current music scene, Sweet Jonny hail from a do-nothing town in the middle of nowhere. A gutter garage rock band.

7:25pm – Ren – played in 2017

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Like a chest-burster exploding in your lap, it looks up and says ‘Mummy!’ REN are the Blues-Core-Noise-Punk 3 piece rocking around London. Birthed from a test-tube in a secret Government lab between the underground tunnel system linking north and south London; This is music that will devour your soul, scratch a fingernail down your spine and leave you rocking side to side dribbling in the corner – Beware The dogs are coming!

Guitars – T Gimaret
Drums – L Polisano
Bass – A Contarino