Vox, Urban City, Euphoria, Skatonics:
The last East Court Live! of 2018 and it should be a fantastic party in the park. The Line up will once again have something for everyone. Some East Grinstead regulars and some new performers. Come along, bring your picnic blankets, settle back and enjoy the show.
Vox are a five-part vocal harmonies group that sang together previously with the very successful and East Court Live regulars, Step up And Sing choir. All of performers also sing in their own right. Their set includes group numbers and accompanied solos so is varied and interesting to listen to.
Returning to East Court Live! Urban City are a wow with their innovative and enthusiastic dance routines.
Urban City was founded in 2014 by Joanne Ramachandran and Shaun Angel. Joanne and Shaun came together after both having successful careers in their own right. Jo working in PR and Marketing for major fashion and lifestyle brands, Shaun working as a professional dancer before going on to run performing arts schools and running Street Dance classes and workshops all around the South East.
With their work taking them in to the city and both collaborating with well known brands and artists they both quickly came to realize there was a high demand for professional industry dance classes in the Sussex area. Their next step was to bring a taste of the London commercial dance scene to the South East under the name of Urban City.
Urban City Dance are proud to provide you with top quality dance classes from professionals currently working in the industry today. Our teachers have all had the highest level of experience and are all hand picked by ourselves, we make sure your only being taught by the very best in today’s ever changing industry. Through years of experience and contacts, Both Urban City and SA Academy have had the pleasure of working with talented guest teachers from across the entertainment industry who have worked on shows and music videos such as Thriller Live, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and many more.
As a student of the school everyone gets the opportunity to perform at some of the biggest local events around. The dance company have built strong relationships with alot of the authorities and are often asked to perform at Road Shows, Festivals and different events in and around the Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead area, all of our students get a chance to join our touring companies should they wish to take their dancing to the next level and entertain the local crowds.
Previously running under SA Academy, our dance company have performed with influential Street Dance crews such as Flawless and Diversity, and also collaborated on various projects with Disney, the BBC, Cineworld, Sky, EDF and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games.
East Grinstead favourite, regularly to be found entertaining large crowds in East Grinstead and the South East, Euphoria will wow you with their energetic set, fantastic musicianship and great vocals. You’ll be up on your feet in no time.
Rounding off our last event of 2018 we have the fabulous Skatonics
THE SKATONICS came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to the ever growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.
The last ten years have seen the band play some prestigious and iconic venues in the UK and across Europe, county showgrounds, racecourses, Santa Pod raceway, The Hope & Anchor (where Madness and The Specials started out) and even a pre-kick off gig at West Ham F.C. As recently as June this year they headlined the ‘Electro Love’ stage at the Isle of Wight Festival to a crowd of several thousand which impressed the band as their timings clashed with Rod Stewart and George Ezra.
They have backed Suggs recently at a charity event in Whitstable and are due to support the mighty MADNESS in August this year at the Kent County Showground. They have also supported the likes of The Selecter, Bad Manners, Geno Washington, Neville Staple (The Specials), Bruce Foxtons ‘From the Jam’ and many others.
They have also been regulars at large VW events, Dub Aid, numerous scooter rallies, BMF meetings and Folkestone’s annual ‘Skabour’ Festival since it’s started in 2010 when the guys were the very first band on supporting The Beat.
The Skatonics pride themselves on an authentic look and sound. Sharply dressed in tonic suits, pork pie’s and loafers to match the tight, energetic sets they perform to loyal followers. At any event, you can expect to hear most of the hits from the bands of the 2tone era (Madness, Specials, Bad Manners, Selecter etc) as well as some older Trojan ska classics and a few ‘others’ the band have given their little ska twist to.