About

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.

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24 Comments

  1. Hello Kid Carpet,
    i saw your show a few years ago in Schaffhausen/Switzerland. It was great!
    Now i wanted to ask you if you`re interested to play again here in another place (Cardinal/http://www.clubcardinal.ch/). Me and couple of friends run an icecream shop (www.elbertin.ch) and celebrate the end of the season on october the second. Would you be interested to play then? Maybe we could find you another gig the day before to share the costs. What do you think?
    Kind regards
    Gabriel

  2. Came to see Kid Carpet and Noisy Band at Birmingham MAC – we (the supposed grown ups) loved it loads and so did our 5 year old. We haven’t stopped singing ‘Bear on a Boat in a Bath’ and ‘Doin a poo in the forest’. We would love to see the show again!

  3. Saw the show in Cardiff today with my 4 year old and 11 month old. Baby slept through most of it, but my daughter and I loved it – best kids show we’ve seen (and we’ve seen a few!). Excellent introduction to rock gig etiquette – I now feel confident sending her off to her first concert to mosh and air guitar safely. Thank you Kid Carpet.

  4. We saw the noisy animals back in April at the New Wolsey. We all loved it, our 1 year old was hooked on watching all the visuals and he is not interested in telly at all. We loved the songs and we keep singing the counting song all the time (it’s more fun than singing the bog standard abc song at the dinner table). It’s our 5 year olds birthday party this weekend and he asked me this morning if we could have a dance contest, any chance you could post your template poster, I know he’d get such a kick out of it!

  5. Can you help? I need a comedy performance for an event to take place in June 2016.

    About the event: It will be a celebration of achievement for young people ages 18 – 21 who were in foster care and are now living independently. It will be held in Bristol and I am considering the Lantern Room at the Colston Hall or the Circomedia centre at St Paul’s church Portland Square. The lantern room has been provisionally booked for 16th June, but we could change this to another date. The venue will be set out with round tables in cabaret style and with a buffet for around 100 guests. I require a comedian who can give a ½ hr performance before awards are presented. Ideally, the comedy material should focus on achieving success and aspirations / ambitions for the future.

    I will meet with young people on 7th October to plan this event and will share with them a number of options for entertainment acts and venues. If you are invested in this – please send me a link to a YouTube video of them performing which I can share with young people so that they can make a choice.

    Nigel Shipley – South Gloucestershire Council nigel.shipley@southglos.gov.uk

  6. Dear Mr Carpet
    I recently heard your song Fire Breathing Dragon on Gideon Coe’s programme on Radio Six and found it most agreeable. In fact, it’s far superior to anything in the Hit Parade! I understand that it is included on your new record, Dogmeat, and am keen to buy a CD copy. However, my local record retailer is unable to discover who the distributor is, and I cannot find it in any of the internet shops either. I would be very grateful if you could tell me where I can buy a copy. I also hope one day to see one of your shows.
    Yours sincerely
    Pete

    1. Hi Pete,
      thanks for your mail. Dogmeat is released on Saturday 13th. Primarily at my Bristol show at The Exchange on the compact disc format but also through bandcamp.com as cd and download. i’ve just popped it into the tunecore toaster too and so it should be available on lots of digital stores which i’ve never heard of. and spotify.
      take it steady
      *Kc

  7. Came to see you and your show today at Colchester arts centre with my 5 year Laxmi who won the dance completion. You were brilliant. Couldn’t stop chair dancing myself! Can’t wait to see your show again. Also have bought some of your music since booking the tickets – brilliant!
    Thanks for making my laxmi and I really happy for an afternoon!

  8. Hi,

    I went to my (the last?) Ashton Court music festivsl in the 2010s, and can’t confirm Kid Carpet was there. I may need to see Kid Carpet again… . Can you confirm?

  9. Hi! We’re putting on a family Christmas Festival with The Little Things Magazine on the 16th dec from 10 – 3 at Komedia, Bath. We have 25 stalls, facepainting, storytelling, yoga, play, bands and more – we’ve got Rocktopia on stage and thought it would be a brilliant audiencd for you and your unique sound! We were hoping you’d be keen to do a half hour or hour set, any time between 10 – 3.

    Our festival poster and stallholder details are all on our Twitter, instagram and Facebook pages but I can email anything over to you if you send your address. Thanks, Lauren of kin @kin_bath.

    1. Hi Lauren. Thanks for your interest in booking me for a show.
      Sorry but I’ll be performing my new xmas show, Snow Globe in Bristol on the 16th of December.
      Best wishes for your events.
      Ed (Kid Carpet)

  10. Hi Kid Carpet. We brought our six year old to come and see The Snow Globe on Boxing Day and I thought it was comedy genius! We are still singing the songs….Sam’s particular favourite was ‘ Black Ice’. A total treat….thank you! Annie and Sam

  11. Took my two girls (6 & 3) to see Noisy Holiday at BAC during half term and they are still singing “go, go, go…” and “it’s raining, it’s pouring, stuck in the tent” continuously!! They absolutely loved your show, as did I!

  12. Dear Mr Carpet,
    My children loved your Noisy Holiday show when we saw it earlier this year. I am wondering if I can book you for a gig at our village festival we are planning for June next year? Can you email me? May thanks

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