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Monster Mash VIII

welcome to malborough music monster mash 8


We are excited to announce the 8th Monster Mash which will take place on 23rd April 2016. With yet again a collection of local talented diverse music acts. 8 out of the 10 acts are gracing the mash stage for the first time, big thanks to Mathieu Cook for coordinating and producing a fresh line up once again.

Our headline act this year is the Classic Rock Co fronted by local legend, blues rock guitarist and singer song writer Ray Minhinnett. Ray has had an illustrious career including playing with Alan Price of the Animals and joining forces with Frankie Miller forming Frankie Miller’s full house. Nominated a long side Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore for best British Blues Guitarist, Ray and the Classic Rock Co are not to be missed. 

The evening lineup is completed with huge variety of genres with Latin reggae funk from Malavita (fronted by Boo of Blue Orchid fame) , indie retro alternative rock from The Sheikhs, fuzz pop and garage rock from Tinned Fruit and Bulletproof future have the responsibility of bringing some metal. 

Our family friendly afternoon will see a variety of up and coming young acoustic acts and some greatly anticipated Jazz from the KCC Jazz ensemble. The Monster Mash supported Dave Sharp Young Musicians will also perform as The Workshop Band who never fail to impress audiences. 

There will be a licensed bar supported by St Austell brewery and catering this year provided by “on the green bus”.

Raising money again for St Lukes, Macmillan and the Triangle Centre, an absolute steal at £7 per ticket for the wealth of entertainment provided. Tickets are on sale at Kingsbridge Information Centre.

Held in memory of our friend Dave.


St Austell Brewery

St Austell brewery will be our top sponsor again for the 5th year running.

Donating some of the beer and cider you will be able to enjoy a pint at the lowest price in town whilst raising money for our charities.

The bar will once again be ran by Paul Billings of SRFC and thanks also go to Adam Burgess from St Austell brewery

on the green bus


Catering with a difference this year will be provided by “ON THE GREEN”. The open top bus will park up adjacent to the venue and provide quality food to you throughout afternoon and evening. The views from the top deck across to Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmoor, will be a treat in itself. 


The monster mash foot long hot dog 
The 709 6oz Westcountry burger, with cheese and bacon
Chicken,bacon burger, with salad
Prime beer battered Cod and chips
Beet root and goats cheese burger (v)
Cone of chips
Cheesy chips

malborough music monster mash poster 2016

Updated 19/04/16 @ 11.20am

2016 band line up times

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Happy Birthday Wizard

We would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who has got involved in organizing this years Mash, helping us to remember and celebrate the life of our friend Mr David "Wizard" Sharp.

He is always in our thoughts and hearts and even more so on days like today.

Happy Birthday Dave, we miss you!!!


Happy Hour with Bed On Brix

Bed on Brix started as South African duo of Karl and Daffy - 2 Saffa's who met in Totnes with a common love for South African Township music.

The line up is currently, Karl Smith and Alan Denbigh Guitars and Vocals, Ian Barnett Bass, Rod Birtles Sax, Nigel Sture Drums. Playing a blend of township reggae and blues their chilled out set will nicely carry us over to the evening. As an added bonus the happy hour will be running during Bed on Brix.

Families welcome at Monster Mash


The Monster Mash has always welcomed music lovers and their families. Running the event from 2pm this year gives all age groups the opportunity to enjoy some live music in a great atmosphere.

A Bar-be-que will be available throughout the afternoon, along with cheap Ale for the older mashers. Soft drinks and snacks (including Munster Munch!) will also be available at sensible prices.

For those teenagers who are lucky enough to stay on late into the night we will provide a FREE bus service to get them back to Kingsbridge safely when the event comes to an end around 11.30pm.

Also don't forget our happy hour from 5 till 6.30 and to get your dinner from our tasty Ram Roast.

Quad Damage to play full set

Quad Damage will play their annual tribute to late friend Dave. After last year’s brief appearance they return to play a longer full set. Expect to hear the usual metal classics such as The Ace of Spades and Iron Maiden along with one or two surprises.

Quad Damage are as tight as they have ever been. Now with long term bassist Bob the group is more solid. Mat on lead is mind-blowing combining with the ever-powerful rifts from Ed.  Hen on vocals and Brett on drums, QD always energise the stage with their passion for metal and the cause.

Lee McCombe completes the line of young talented acoustic acts

Lee started playing guitar at the age of 7. Bequeathed an old acoustic from his granddad, the likes of Jack Johnson were a huge influence in those early days. From there, with regular lessons from Mat Cook, 3 years ago Lee won a scholarship with the South West Music School and has gone from strength to strength. Initially solo and then with local Rock band Carbon Chemistry, Lee has returned to his roots and now performs mostly solo with both his own work and covers.

Dont forget that we will be selling Tribute during the acoustic acts at a special price of £2 a pint. So come an enjoy a chilled afternoon of great music and enjoy a great pint of Ale.

Get home safe with free spirtulized bus

We are happy to announce that there will be FREE transportation provided for under 18s at the end of the night.

Spirtulized YFC will run their 15 seater bus at the end of the night to Kingsbridge Quay. During the evening under 18s will be invited to obtain a ticket totally free of charge for a bus running at 23.10 23.40 or 00.10.

Many thanks to Anji and Phil Chant for arranging the donation of this service

Laura and Rob Williams return to the Monster Mash stage

After opening last year’s battle of the bands we are happy to have siblings Rob and Laura return to the stage during the acoustic afternoon.

Playing a wide range of music, mainly feel good stuff. Sad songs aren’t on the agenda during their set.

Mixing up cover and originals such as "Sunshine", "Lazy" and "Nowhere on Earth" you will find the performance truly entertaining and most up lifting.

"The Drifting" aint just drifting.

The Drifting are Matt Peach (guitar), Charlie Stanier (drums), Oscar Brentford (vocals) and Tom Baxter (bass).

They are an up and coming band playing rock/alternative/indie covers along side a growing number of their own original songs.

The band appreciates many musical genres and has influences far reaching from Jazz to Rock to metal.

Matt, Charlie and Tom have been playing together for 5 years and met through rock school, a Saturday morning arts project run in conjunction with KCC. It was there the boys formed there first band Sore Feet. After the departure of a previous singer, Oscar joined the band in the spring of last year. The other members of The Drifting were on the search of a singer and Matt heard Oscar sing one night at a party. The introduction to the rest of the Drifting was made and they immediately wanted him to come on board. Since then, the band has played many gigs around the local area and Plymouth as well as winning the ‘Malborough Music Monster Mash Battle Of The Bands 2011'. The Band has also recorded a 3 track EP of original songs at a local studio, and hopes to build on the foundation they have created in the future.

5 Star Entertainment

Jack Handsley will treat you to a great mix of acoustic songs with heart felt lyrics and a haunting guitar style.

Jack is an up and coming artist who’s been expressing his feelings through song for about two years. His passion for playing has led to the release of his EP "Dreams Dont Die"that has a five star rating on I-tunes.

Dont miss this high quality entertainemnt and get yourself down to see Jack and the other acoustic acts during the afternoon.

All Genres of Music at this years Mash

During the afternoon of the Monster Mash, there will be a more relaxed atmosphere that will be started off by Ella Brentford-Porter.

Ella has sung from an early age, encouraged by her musical father Pete, who will be performing later in the evening with the Sleeping Dogs. Having taken up the guitar when she was 10, Ella has become a quality solo act in her own right, and has had many requests to play at events around her village and appeared at the South Hams Youth Festival.

Influenced by the likes of Taylor Swift, Ella has a love for country music that she will perform with a voice that as been described as pure and beautiful.

Punk Rock Is Alive And Well

THE CON are brothers Adam and Danny Withers ( Guitars and Vocals ), Dave Robbins ( Bass ) and Lyndon Tuck ( Drums ). Adam and Danny started writing songs together at their parents' house in Kingsbridge. These songs became the foundations of what THE CON were about to become! Dave joined the group through an internet ad, and after that the songs started to take shape and the name was chosen. A mutual love of The Jam, The Kinks and The Clash inspired the bands sharp sound and sharp name - THE CON! Next Lyndon arrived like a hurricane bringing yet another personality to the band and an explosive energy! After crafting their sound in a dark rehearsal rooms they exploded on the local music scene with a bang! Next the band headed into Twisted Star Studios to record 10 tracks and their debut single ' Riot Kids' was released.

We are excited to have The Con return to the Monster Mash stage for a second year. They have been well received in many venues over the past 12 months confirming that punk-rock is still alive and well with THE CON.

Local young talent to take the stage

Bulletproof FutureBulletproof Future formed in 2011. The four talented young musicians came together at the Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund workshops. Their first ever gig was the 2011 Battle of the Bands at which they were a real contender. Since then they have gigged at various events including the Kingsbridge Youth Music Festival last September.

They have a passion for traditional and contemporary rock music and cover many raucous numbers and have a growing selection of their own original songs.

Bulletproof future live are not to be missed, their performances never fail to impress. You’ll want to see them again and again!

It's not a donation it's a tribute at £2 a pint!

st austell brewerySt Austell Brewery have again pledged 4 barrels of Tribute Ale to support this years Monster Mash.

Salcombe Rugby Club will provide this years bar to give punters a choice of cold larger and cider along side Tribute Ale. The usual favourite soft drinks ,wines and spirits will also be available.

We invite everyone to come and support our talented up and coming acoustic acts in the afternoon and will be serving Tribute Ale at a discounted price of  £2 a pint from 2pm until 6.30pm. Lager and Cider will also be discounted during our "happy hour and a half"  from 5pm until 6.30pm during the chilled out set from Bed on Brix. At which time you can grab a nice bit of pork from the legendary hog roast provided by Trevor Lethbridge.

Thanks must be passed on to Paul Billings from SRFC and to Adam Burgess and Danny Crabb from St Austell Brewery for helping make this happen.

If you or know of anyone who would like to join St Austell as a sponsor please visit the sponsors page. Sponsors of this year event so far include Marchand Petit, ACL Auto Services, Andrew Wood Building, Do It All Services, RW Bawden Jewellers, Dyplanix, WM Construction, The Webmachine, South Sands Hotel and Norsworthy Photography (who created the great image of the Malborough sunset).

Get ready to Rock and Roll with this years headliners

Sleeping Dogs were formed in the summer of 2011 by seasoned bass player Simon Chapman following a life threatening roof top accident which spurred him on to realise his ambition of forming a local Rock n Roll band.

Simon (former bass player for the Screaming Lord Such band and music legend Martin Simpson) has now been joined by a collection of musicians who have all been involved in the local music scene over the past few decades and have also all played in one or more of the following bands - The Duty Prefects, Shanx, 0898, Reckless, Midlife Crisis, Bex, Soul Mates, The Penguins, Waterhead and Blue Orchid.

The band is fronted by talented and charismatic lead vocalists Jim Savery and Julia H. Behind them, providing a blistering, duel guitar, wall of sound are Peter Brentford and Mat Cook. Ace drummer Rupert Murden and bassist Simon Chapman make up the tight, thunderous rhythm section. And finally, Saxophonist, Colin Jarvis throws mind blowing tenor sax virtuosity into the mix.

Sleeping Dogs pride themselves on playing quality good old fashioned Rock n Roll . They play crowd pleasing covers from the 1950s onwards by bands like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, XTC, The Kinks, Michelle Shocked , Stevie Wonder and Department S.

Although a new band on the scene, the Dogs have already been rocking the socks off many a local venue and are being greatly received by audiences of all ages.


Music Monster Mash 2011 - DVD - Now on sale

Get this fantastic DVD now. All profit goes to supporting the Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund, enjoy the great songs and know that you are also doing some good at the same time.

Find out more and order your copy here

The South Hams Youth Festival - Saturday 10th September

 "Spiritulised in conjunction with Dave Sharp Young Musicians fund presents The South Hams Youth Festival taking place on Kingsbridge Quay on 10th September, confirmed line up is.
Carbon Chemistry
Rob and Laura Williams
Bulletproof Future
The Drifting - acoustic
Jack Handsley
The Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund are particularly excited to announce Bulletproof future and Inception who came together at workshops that we hold"

Monster help for charities

The Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund has donated over £1500 to three charities following the success of the third Malborough Music Monster Mash.

St Luke's Hospice, Chemo Outreach Project and Macmillian Cancer Support were all represented at a cheque presentation event held at The Seven Stars.

Summary of the 2011 Monster Mash

Saturday night saw the main event with people travelling from as as South Wales to see this year's line up. The show was openned by local band The Con, their punk and mod tunes set the tone of a high energy night.

The Con


The Drifting then played a set as winners of Battle of the Bands, another great performance.

I Am Forever travelled from Somerset and rocked the stage.

I Am Forever


Quad Damage then played a short set and livened up the crowd further, their version of AC DCs TNT was a highlight of the night with the crowd lifting the roof.

Quad Damage


Organiser Martin Cording said: 'Hi-On Maiden were a treat playing classics such as The Trooper, Fear of the Dark and Running to the Hills to perfection. The best Maiden tribute band by far, deserve much respect for travelling the length of the country to support the Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund.'

Hi-On Maiden

2011 Battle of the Bands

The Battle of the Bands held on Friday night attracted an audience in excess of 300 people. The night's music was provided by Laura and Rob Williams, Bullet Proof Future, Carbon Chemistry, Antari and The Drifting.

Ben Philcox from DBS Music and record label Prima Rose, said:

Laura and Rob Williams

'Laura and Rob both performed solid vocal parts with some lovely harmonies throughout - great original song numbers combined with some excellent cover ideas with were well interpreted and nicely played.'


Bullet Proof Future

'Bullet Proof Future have the prospect of being great musicians in the future - let's not forget the lead singer was 10! Amazing!'


Carbon Chemistry

'Carbon Chemistry had lots of confidence with some very good interaction with the crowd. All this when missing a key player who had a broken arm. Let's see you guys in full swing one day, could be even better!'



'Antari were the winners of 'solo of the night' in my view, lively metal/thrash outfit with some pretty good riff-based music madness. Genuine respect by them for all the other acts and the crowd, this was nice to see.'


The Drifting

The winners of the Battle were The Drifting. Ben said: 'These guys can all play well together, great prospect for the not so distant future if they remain true to their cause and carry on developing their excellent original  songs. The bass player loved his instrument, really nice to see that amount of enjoyment in playing. I think we are going to hear a lot of The Drifting in years to come.'

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