LONGY & THE GOSPEL TRASH
Appearing out of nowhere at the end of 2013, anonymous busker LONGY has whipped up a frenzy of rumour, intrigue and praise in equal measure. From being awarded Demo of the Year (XFM London) for his self-released debut EP, to filling Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on a Tuesday night during the tube strike and even convincing the cream of the British press that he’s headlining Glastonbury, all without putting a single song online, LONGY knows how to get people talking.
MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM
Motorcycle Display Team is an alt rock and roll band that makes songs full of melodic vocal twists and driving rhythms you just have to dance to.
To date they’ve released two EPs (‘The Crayon Masterpiece’ 2009 and ‘Letters of Last Resort’ 2015), one LP (Captatio Benevolentiae, 2012) and they have toured Ireland, the UK and beyond since 2008.
MDT is praised for an honest, candid and energetic live act from which they wring every drop of pathos.
London duo Tokyo Taboo comprise of singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike, who are joined by a band for their live shows. Dolly takes inspiration from iconic performers from Heart to David Bowie and Karen O and Mike simply loves a good riff. Tokyo Taboo is a perfect amalgamation of Dolly and Mike’s influences; inspired by Manga, Japanese culture, drag and 80s fashion, they are true performers, with an image that equals the intense vibrancy of what you hear on record.
AXEL LEWIS DJ
Axel has been DJing in and around London for over 10 years. His energetic style behind the decks gets the people in front of the decks going any time. Not pigeon-holed into one single genre, his passion for music and influences combine to create a set of quality music, be it House, Disco, Garage or otherwise.
Music Lover...Party Animal.
Flawless Carbon are a captivating female fronted modern rock band from the UK. They have effortlessly honed their own unique blend of British and American influences to create an enticing sound that appeals to the masses: timeless, classic and relatable, but not afraid to push and shatter conventions and traditional boundaries.
Live is where all the parts come together and the magic truly happens: the band have a dedicated following and have graced the stages of clubs and festivals across the South of England and into London, trod by so many legends before them. Flawless Carbon bring a contagious electricity that have heads turning, and them well and truly standing out from the crowd.
VICTOR AND THE BULLY
Victor and the Bully use a ‘carnival blend’ of live ukulele and acoustic guitar with a twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound. Inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical, electro-swing and punk to bring a very different vibe.
The band is formed of ukulele, and lead vocals (Victor) and acoustic guitar and backing vocals (Bully) with an Orchestral Backing of honkytonk piano, violins, trumpets and anything else they can use to bring a big sound!
THE DIRTY PERKS
The Dirty Perks are a 4-piece originals rock band from Kent. After forming in 2012, they started out as a covers band before breaking out into the original music scene. A powerful mix of harmonious vocals, excellent instrumentation, fiery energy, and some wild guitar solos, creates a truly immersive and exciting sound.
They have released a five-song E.P. including 'Oh Oh Oh' and the anthemic, 'Lighters', and are currently working towards their debut album.
THE live wire
The Live Wire are four experienced Kentish rockers with a wide repertoire ranging from infectious originals to unique twists on popular songs - with something for everyone to sing and dance along to. On the back of their debut EP 'Not Long Now' and playing packed out gigs throughout the local area, The Live Wire are creating a buzz for their musical spontaneity, quality songwriting and their combined exceptional talents.
YOUNG PERFORMERS SLOT 2018
An alternative rock band from Bromley in South London, Dawn Patrol have taken part in numerous music fests at local schools, including rocking the main stage at “Hazefest” their local school music festival, held every year in July.
Dawn Patrol played Hanwell Hootie in May 2017 and gained a number of new followers following their storming performance in front of a big crowd. They went on to play at the Bromley Churchill Theatre in the annual Bandfest, alongside some of the borough’s up and coming musicians. We are delighted to welcome them to the Young Performers slot at Chislehurst Rocks.
SELDom is a band based in Bromley with band members Dominic (drums), Elliott (lead guitarist and vocals), Lucie (vocals) and Sam (vocals). They have been performing at festivals, open mic nights and other shows since 2016.
Covering rock and indie tracks from the last four decades, they use their youth to bring a new wave of energy to the eclectic mix of songs. Sharp performances, amazing riffs and technical drumming mean SELDom produce a sound that defies the age of this young band.
ALL THE ARTS
All The Arts Theatre School was founded in 2003 to provide professional, affordable training for children ages 3 years and upwards in all aspects of the performing arts. What began as a small class in a church hall, has now grown into one of the most successful theatre schools in Greater London. They train over 500 children each week in the disciplines of Drama, Singing and Dancing throughout Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.
All The Arts have been a fantastic contributor to Chislehurst Rocks over the years and we welcome them back in 2018.
Information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.