Ed Patrick was a normal young man who lived in Bristol and aspired to be a musician. Until he went to his local car boot sale with a ten pound note and returned with a plastic guitar, a child’s keyboard and a toy tape deck. He put his name into an online anagram generating machine and Kid Carpet was born.
Kid Carpet began making music with old keyboards, toys, computers, a sellotaped up broken electric guitar and a punk rock DIY attitude. Hundreds of gigs got smashed as headline and support to acts like Art Brut, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric 6, Willy Mason, Arcade Fire, The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Presidents Of The United States Of America.
A bunch of EP’s and albums popped out:
Roll On The Carpet (2003), Shit Dope (2003), Ideas & Oh Dears (2005), The Kids Back (2007), Casio Royale (2008), The Advert Break (2010), Songs From Repo Chick (2011).
And also a couple of kids!
Kid carpet started to make theatre for families. Initially by accident and then later on purpose.
Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals (2012), Blast Off! (2013) and Kid Carpet & The Noisy Neighbours (2015) have now been followed by Noisy Nativity, a completely bonkers family Christmas show and third instalment of the Noisy Animals saga which played at The Tobacco Factory Brewery Theatre in Bristol throughout December and into January 2016. A show for grown ups about outsider art called The Castle Builder (with Vic Llewellyn) is also in pre-production.
Kid Carpet has a fire in his belly a strong desire to be out gigging. After performing at a few music events recently Kid Carpet has the bug again and wants to rock out.
Dogmeat is a new EP and features 8 hugely different songs. Folk, metal, pop, punk, dubstep and a sense of humour all have a part to play on this new release. It’s a mixed up vision and that’s exactly how Kid Carpet sees the world.
Kid Carpet also composes music for TV, film, theatre and games, performs in work for others and has presented a TV show for the BBC whilst maintaining a casual approach to performance, work, haircuts and life in general.
Bookings for shows being taken now.
Quote from Undergrowth, Bristol Folk night on a recent Kid Carpet performance: “Many people have come up to me and said they’d enjoyed the gig. A recurrent theme was that it made them feel a whole lot happier. Including two who felt like you’d given them some kind of “medicine” or a “pill””
Book Kid Carpet. Come and see Kid Carpet. Take your medicine. Dogmeat.