Bedford Park Festival
Bedford Park Festival

7-23 June 2019

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Bandstand programme

Saturday 9th June
11.00 Fancy Dress and Grand Opening  

Theme: Peter Rabbit and friends Meet at 10.30 in Parish Hall
11.30 Brent Jazz Orchestra with Beverley Stone

17 piece band playing pieces from Duke Ellington to Woody Herman
12.15  Arts Ed Extra Saturday skills academy for 4 – 18 year olds. 
The West End comes to Greendays
1.30 Zoku族 Tribal
American Tribal-style Bellydance troupe
 Improvisational dance 
2.00  Learn to Swim 

Three-piece Indie Pop Band
3.15  Dan Raza
Folk trio 
4.30 Creak
Five-piece Classic Rock band
Sunday 10th June
10.30 Mass On the Green St Michael’s brass
Precher: The very reverend Nicholas Frayling
12.00  Rock Choir
The Pioneering contemporary choir of the UK
12.30 Stagecoach Chiswick
A medley of dance, drama and songs from 'Peter Pan'
1.00 The Derivatives
West London’s cheesiest covers band

2.30 Four Day Hangover
A young energetic local indie/punk band

3.00 Strange Child
Indie rock band with soul, funk and jazz influences

3.30 The Guidelines
Original authentic material with a distinctly British feel #BritRock2

4.00  Bats of Ealing
Local Milkman’s band plays rock classics


Brent Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band, playing jazz from Duke Ellington and Count Basie through to contemporary work by composers such as Lenny Niehaus and Gordon Goodwin. The band has been going for over twenty years under the musical direction of Jim Barton and before him Willlie Garnett. The band is based in Chiswick, rehearsing on Wednesday nights at the Chiswick Catholic Centre and playing gigs around west London. 

East London born Beverley Stone has been immersed in popular music as long as she can remember, starting with the Great American songbook interpreted by the likes of Frank, Ella, Nat and Billie. Contemporary artists such as Carol King and Amy have also had major influences. After leaving her 9-5 job and taking on a singing engagement on the high seas, her deep love of singing and performing was discovered and her future mapped out. Since then she has travelled to many parts of the world, appeared on British television, and secured long term residencies at prestigious central London venues. Beverley has performed at some of the finest venues in the land including Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, Hideaway and The Forum and has worked with some of the country’s foremost musicians and producers. Her debut album Butterfly Rising is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon.

Zoku族 is an American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance troupe created and directed by Maho Beaumont. Maho, a FatChanceBellyDance® certified teacher with sister studio status,taught ATS® in London from 2010 to 2015 and has recently returned to Tokyo, Japan. In March 2015 Maho named her dance school and troupe Zoku族 (meaning troupe, tribe or family in Japanese).  The current troupe members are Laura, Nening, Shelly and Charlotte and together they teach weekly Thursday evening classes at the studio in Chiswick Theatre Arts. Beginners are welcome and more information can be obtained from

Learn to Swim are a local pop band consisting of Matthew Evans and Mark Gutteridge - voices, guitars and bass, Callum Smith - drums.  Legendary pop producer Steve Hillier says, “Great arrangements, atmospheric, different, what music should be about!” 

The Independent's music critic Simon Price says, “Interesting and good!”

Dan Raza has established a considerable reputation on the UK singer songwriter and folk roots scene, and previously supported Joan Armatrading on her European tour.  This year Dan will be accompanied with vocals by Maria Rivington and violin by Magic Zolnowski.  

Creak are Paul Rodger, lead vocals, Vladi Shlesman, guitars, Pete Blair, bass and vocals, Chris Kirwin, keyboards  and Jon Maury, drums and vocals.

Voted best band in the first Rock Till You Drop awards, we describe ourselves as The Uncovers Band. With a repertoire covering classic rock and blues numbers from the '60s to the present day, we play pubs, clubs and private gigs mostly in London and the South East, but also further afield: for the second year running, 2012 we headlined at the Europa Day festival in Ukraine.

Importantly, we like to give everything our own personal stamp, and above all we insist on having a laugh. We reckon that if we’re enjoying it, there’s a good chance you will too.

Hope to see you soon, either at one of our pub gigs around London, or maybe at your next event – we’re always open to suggestions…

For more information see:

For live chat call vocalist Paul Rodger on 07973 197 861

Stagecoach Chiswick, has been helping young people to learn new skills and build creative courage for life through performance. The school runs every Friday and Saturday, catering for children as young as 4yrs old in Early Stages to 21yrs old in the Advanced Further Stages.

The BATS of Ealing are delighted to have been invited to close the show on the Bandstand again this year.  This accomplished 5-piece plays a wide variety of rock, pop and funk classics, from Bowie to Blue Sky, McCartney to Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder to Walk The Moon.  They will have you stomping your feet, singing out loud and dancing on the grass!

The BATS were formed in Ealing in 2002 by Bill on guitar, Alan (the Chiswick milkman) on drums/vocals, Terry on vocals/guitar and Stu on bass/vocals.  Stu moved away and was succeeded on bass by Graham, while Mel now completes their sound on keys and sax. Of the many gigs at pubs, street parties, and private parties over the years, a recent highlight was closing Glastonbury festival with the crowd at the Fluffy Rock Cafe after Coldplay's headlining set.

Strange Child is a 4 piece Chiswick based indie rock band with soul, funk and jazz influences playing a mixture of covers in their own style alongside original compositions.

They play regularly in Chiswick, Richmond, Brentford and Putney. In May they played the Hanwell Hootie for the second time and on June 23rd this year they be will appearing on the Platform One Stage at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Beverley Stone

Beverley Stone (Click to zoom in)

Arts Ed

Arts Ed (Click to zoom in)



Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim (Click to zoom in)

Dan Raza

Dan Raza (Click to zoom in)



Strange Child

Strange Child

Bats of Ealing

Bats of Ealing

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