In 2006 Jen Collins aka Jen Paddle joined the paddle team, as an avid follower of the Brighton music scene and back then a bit of a party animal, Jen set about creating a stage with three main aims….
- To show off the best local music around
- To help raise AS MUCH MONEY as possible for charity
- To get those paddle supporters dancing their socks off 🙂
With the help of the wonderful Brunswick pub and Yellowfish Music Studios PRTP 2007’s festival saw this happen (see photo), from then the music stage just took off. Each year more and more great quality bands wanted to get involved and this saw the crowds in search for summertime fun grow into their thousands.To pick even a few highlights from over the years would simply be too hard, it has all been AMAZING.
The team at Paddle Round the Pier especially Jen Paddle would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU everyone involved with the music side of things. All those who have very kindly played on stage and all those behind the scenes who help make it happen. Over the past few years we have raised over £150,000 for charity and we couldn’t have done it without you. It’s still so hard to believe that everyone involved with the festival works for free so we can put this event on every year for just a donation entry.
So THANK YOU to all the bands and musicians who have performed over the years:-
Angharad, Alex Gigante, Asep, Ben Poole, Boy Com, Brighton and Hove City Brass Band, Bushman Brothers, Buster Shuffle , Carlo Sandblow, Carnival Collective, Carly Bryant, CoCo and The Butterfields, Common Tongues, Dani Wilde, Derriere, Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags, Estrondo, Fat 45, Franclassic, Felix Fables, Half Hour Hotel, House of Hats, Jackson and The King Kickers, Jennifer Left, Jim Stapley, Johnathan Powell, Justice Force 5, Kalakuta Millionaires, Kiina, Kings Mews, Kovak, Laura Ward and the Risen Road, Letz Zep, Los Albertos, Lucky Jim, Mamas Gun, Mark Chadwick, Mean Poppa Lean, Meow Meows, Morning Orchestra, One Roots, Railing Stains, Remedy Sounds, Rinky Dinks, Rock School, Samsara, Sashi and the Wild Beans, Seeker, Shoreham Allstars, Silver Sounds, Sion Russell Jones, Skinny Machines, Special K’s, Soul Reality, Superlungs, Suspciously Elvis, Titan system, Transformer, Two Spot Gobi, The Beautiful Word, The Grand Magjestic, The Mountain Firework Company, The Move-ons, The Triple Chicken Combo, The Soul of the City Choir, The Shoe Strung, Warsaw Radio, Wide Eyed Order, Willie & the Bandits, Zora and The Tatsmiths
AND THANK YOU to those from behind the scenes:-
Buzz Electrics an team http://www.buzzelectrics.com
Future Music Management – http://www.futuremusicmanagement.com/
Shoreham Allstars http://www.shorehamallstars.com
Samantha Your Festival and team https://www.facebook.com/samantha.greatescape
The Brighton Brownie Company http://www.thebrightonbrowniecompany.co.uk
The Brunswick Pub http://www.thebrunswick.net/
Apologise if I have left anyone out please get in contact if this is the case so we can get your names up here.
If anyone is interested in performing at Paddle Round the Pier 2015 or in being involved somehow, please e-mail JenPaddle@hotmail.co.uk or come find Jen Paddle on facebook/twitter.