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Our New Monthly Family Show @ The Brunswick, Brighton

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 Please note: Next monthly show Sat 6th April (see below)

Our brand new monthly event at The Brunswick Pub, Hove. Each month we’ll have a different theme –  Prizes for everyone in fancy dress (even the grown-ups!) We’ll be singing our most excellent songs, playing silly games and telling silly stories! It’s suitable for primary school age children and their little siblings.

Each month will feature a Kids Open Mic – so start practicing your favourite song, maybe you could even sing one with your parent or carer – we are looking for the Von Trapp family!

We will also feature a special guest each month – a grown-up who has kids who is also a musician, singer, in a band or anything else you can think of! We want child-friendly songs/music and are working towards building a new network of artists…I feel a festival coming on….no, yes, maybe an album!

Please get in touch if you’re interested or would like to find out more.


Imagine Children’s Festival, South Bank Centre, London

Excellent Songs for Children!

Al Start with ukulele
Photo by Tabatha Fireman

Yes, we’re heading to the Big Smoke! Half Term in London is the week of 11th February, and on Friday 15th Al will be up in London performing two shows as part of the fantastic Imagine Children’s Art festival! Joining Al is multi-percussionist Michele Allardyce from Al’s Beastie Band! Come and join us for an interactive gig featuring all your favourite Excellent Songs, stories and silly stuff!

Where: Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

When: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm, Friday 15th February 2019

Cost: FREE!!


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Clore ballroom, Southbank Centre, London

Half Term Birthday Special Thursday 21st February, 2.30pm (Doors 2pm)

*please note change of date from 2nd Feb to 21st Feb*

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Go Kid Music 1 Year Birthday Party, Old Market Feb 2017

Come along to our fourth Mamas & Papas Rock Family Gig and celebrate our 3rd birthday with us!

We will be celebrating in style with kids’ open mic, special guests, party games, prizes, many friends and musicians who have played with Al and the band over the years – this one will sell out fast, so why not book your tickets well in advance! You don’t want to miss this party!

Why not have lunch at the Brunswick? They have a great family menu. Book a table before/after the show: 01273 733984

Special Guest: Rachel Davis from La La Tigers

Singing her interactive, energetic and playful songs for younger children, Rachel has just launched her new club for parents of pre-school children. We are so proud of her, she’s awesome! Check out her website in the link above!

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Rachel Davis

Where: The Brunswick Pub, Holland Rd, Hove

When: Doors open 2pm, show starts 2.30 sharp!

Advance ticket office closed – come along and …






 Spring/Summer Season @ Wowo 2019

Free Live Music in the Teepee with Al Start

Wowo Campsite, Uckfield, East Sussex

Free Live Music at Wowo Campsite every Saturday (and Monday & Wednesday in school summer hols) from 4th May – 28th September. Bring a bowl & spoon at 6pm, enjoy our free delicious veggie soup and artisan bread, cooked over an open fire. Then settle down in the teepee for some brilliant children’s music and singing with Al Start 6.30-9pm as we light the fire and sing every song we can play til it’s time for bed!

Check the website for singing/songwriting and kids jam workshops with Al too!

Bring on the summer!

Find out more about the amazing Wowo here. Wowo Campsite

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