Sunday, June 12, 2005

Kidstock

Yesterday's official re-opening of Telegraph Hill Park in New Cross included a 'Kidstock' showcase for local bands graduating from the Brockley-based Felix's School of Rock. The idea is that kids are taught to play together and then form bands to play a gig at the end. So we were treated to early and pre-teen bands like Mint, Van and The Growth Spurtz bashing out cover versions of Green Day, Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine, as well as some of their own songs. It was cool but also slightly unsettling - can 9 year olds really be so alienated to sing 'Teen Spirit' with deadpan conviction or write a song called 'You're born, you live, you die?'. Apparently so.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

dont forget phoenix jam ;)

www.phoenixjam.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately missed Phoenix Jam, who played before I got there. Somebody told me they were really good (OK it was one of their mums). Anyway they are out of the pre-teen punk bracket discussed above.

Felix said...

Hi, It's Felix! Just discovered this corner of New Cross and Brockley - very cool! Outside of FSOR we had the mighty Phoenix Jam and very local Provocative. Excellent sets guys - you definately rock large!
But watch your backs, it sounds like there is a wave of ankle-biters ready to jump on stage behind you!

Telegraph Hill was a fantastic event for the whole community. There is already talk now with Graham and Tarzan (?) of a KidStock in the Park 2006?

Let's rock the hill!
Felix