Bedford Park Festival
Bedford Park Festival

7-23 June 2019

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Bandstand programme

Saturday 8th June

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11am  Grand Opening by Andy Nyman
, star of Fiddler on The Roof
Fancy Dress Parade, followed by judging - theme: Musicals
(meet at 10.30am in Parish Hall)

11.30am  Brent Jazz Orchestra with Beverley Stone
17 piece band playing pieces from Duke Ellington to Woody Herman

12.15pm  Arts Ed - 2019 Foundation Musical Theatre Graduates - Florence Henderson, Frida West and Ellen Simoens
The West End comes to Green Days

12.45pm  Brent Jazz Orchestra with Beverley Stone - set 2
17-piece band playing pieces from Duke Ellington to Woody Herman

1.45pm  Pilgrims’ Dream
Chiswick-based singer, finalist in the 2018
American Song-writing Competition

2.30pm  Dan Caleb
London-based hyphen-loving alt-folk singer-songwriter

3.10pm  Georgia Maria
Camden-based, turbo charged rock solo artist

3.45pm  Ballet4Life
A showcase of Classical Ballet Barre work and Character Dance

4.30pm  The Derivatives
Local band plays all the cheesiest covers

Sunday 9th June

10.30am  Mass on the Green
St Michael’s Brass Quintet.
Preacher: The Most Revd Barry Morgan, former Archbishop of Wales

12 Noon Rock Choir Chiswick
The pioneering contemporary choir of the UK

1pm  Stagecoach Chiswick
A medley of song and dance from young performers

1.45pm  Liv Turner
Young singer-songwriter, performing one of her debut singles

2pm Zoku Tribal - American
Tribal-style Bellydance troupe Improvisational dance

2.30pm Strange Child
Stanley, Harry, Max and Matteo are young musicians who have been playing together for more than a year, all part of the Band project. They go to different schools in west London and play together every Saturday afternoon.   They play regular gigs at the Half Moon in Putney.

3.30pm Zoku Tribal - American
Tribal-style Bellydace troupe Improvisational dance

4pm Bats of Ealing
Local Milkman’s band plays rock classics

About the performers - Saturday

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. She has travelled to many parts of the world, appeared on television, and performed at some of the finest venues in the land including Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, Hideaway and The Forum. Her debut album Butterfly Rising is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon. See more on her website.

ArtsEd www.artsed.co.uk
2019 Foundation Musical Theatre Graduates - Florence Henderson, Frida West and Ellen Simoens

Pilgrims’ Dream Singer/songwriter from London, combining indie-folk with eclectic harmonies; Official Finalist in the 2017 American Songwriting Awards, and the Hollywood Songwriting Contest, with new release 'Ocean'.

https://soundcloud.com/pilgrimsdream

Dan Caleb is an introspective singer-songwriter influenced mainly by Elliott Smith and other similar artists such as Sufjan Stevens. His debut single, On the Hillside, was released in May 2018.

Ballet 4Life

Ballet 4Life

Ballet4Life.com® Celebrating 15 years  in London. Friendly, fun, authentic dance classes and courses for adults. From beginner to intermediate and advanced, specialising in adult ballet; also offering Contemporary, Pointe, Ballroom & Latin, 50+Dance Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, #silverswans, and Character Dance. Something for everyone! Ballet4life will perform at Green Days at the Bedford Park Festival on Saturday from 3.45-4pm. The Character Class dancers will be a highlight of the show.

About the performers - Sunday

Stagecoach Chiswick

Stagecoach Chiswick

Stagecoach Chiswick
We teach our students so much more than how to sing, dance and act. We help them blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and its opportunities. With 30 years’ experience in teaching the performing arts, we understand how to get the best out of our young performers.  We delight in seeing our students have fun, make friends, learn new skills and discover hidden talents. We encourage them to take ‘safe risks’ through rehearsals and performance, which brings out a willingness to take on new challenges. It’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured. See more on our website. Over the years we have seen more than one million students unlock their potential, which is something they will value for their whole lives. 

Liv Turner
Liv Turner, 17 is a singer-songwriter from Surrey. She is currently signed to the Artist Development Programme on MAS Records - a music development programme founded in 2001 by Kevyn Gammond (ex-Band of Joy). With Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs/The Voice), Robert Plant (ex-Led Zeppelin) and Karl Hyde (Underworld) as its patrons. Most recently Liv performed at the iconic venue The Joiners in Southampton in the steps of some of the world's most famous musicians including Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Coldplay and Muse. Liv sings a mix of original and cover songs with country, easy listening pop influences and will be performing one of her debut singles - Love Me Better- scheduled for release over the summer, at GreenDays. Follow her @livturnermusic on Instagram, Youtube and Liv Turner on Facebook. Website is livturnermusic.com

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 zokutribalbellydance@gmail.com. More on their website.

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. See their Facebook page

Beverley Stone

Beverley Stone (Click to zoom in)

Arts Ed

Arts Ed (Click to zoom in)

Ballet 4Life

Ballet 4Life

Stagecoach Chiswick: the youngest class

Stagecoach Chiswick: the youngest class

Liv Turner

Liv Turner

Zoku族

Zoku族

Bats of Ealing

Bats of Ealing

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