ST JOHNS WOOD AFFAIR are :-   Keith Smart Lead vocals and guitars, Carlton Jarvis drums, Francine backing vocals and tambourine,Anne Whittet keyboards and Adrian Hilier bass/backing vocals.

The band was formed due to a love of psychedelic music. They play original songs as well as cover songs by  Pink Floyd, The Small Faces, The Who, The Seeds, Steve Hillage, The Doors, The Kinks and many other bands.

Three members (Keith, Anne and Francine) played with Nirvana UK at a psychedelic festival in Spain in 2004.

ST JOHNS WOOD AFFAIR were given their name by Patrick Campbell-Lyons of Nirvana UK.  Keith has played guitar with NIRVANA UK for many years and Patrick has worked with two other members also.


Above : Patrick Campbell-Lyons of Nirvana UK gave us the name St Johns Wood Affair.

I was speaking to  our friend Patrick Campbell-Lyons (of Nirvana UK) on the telephone. I told him I couldn't think of a name for the band we were getting together. We talked about the kind of music we both love, out of the blue Patrick said "St Johns Wood Affair". It's the last track on one of my favourite albums, ALL OF US by just seemed sooooooooooooo right!

Thank you Patrick.


What does the name mean? I am not telling you! It can mean whatever you want  it to mean.

Above : ST JOHNS WOOD AFFAIR 11th August 2018

Keith Smart. Lead vocals/guitars. Keith has appeared on singles/albums and played live from Rilpley Village Hall to the Royal Albert Hall. He has played with Nirvana U.K. for many years.


Carlton Jarvis. Drums. Carlton has played drums in various bands covering many styles. He also previously played alongside Anne in her band. One of Carlton's bands were featured on television.

Francine. Backing vocals/percussive effects. Francine sang backing vocals on various recordings (including a celebration of Rickenbacker guitars CD), and with Nirvana U.K. in Spain in 2004.

Anne Whittet. Keyboards/backing vocals. A classical trained pianist. She has written and performed her original compositions in her own band. She played with Nirvana UK in 2004

Adrian Hillier : Bass and backing vocals. Adrian plays many instruments. An accomplished msuician who can play everything from rock and roll to Jazz!