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Doors open 8:30pm. Music starts 9:15-ish and finishes at 11pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Advance tickets are available from the Eel Pie Club, or by sending a cheque with a stamped, self-addressed evenlope to The Eel Pie Club, c/o Executive Mortgages & Investments Ltd., 1st Floor, 6 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AA.  Credit card bookings can be made for all events with TicketWeb of See Tickets by clicking on the 'BUY NOW' links below (booking fee applies).  Please note that The Eel Pie Club cannot give refunds on unused tickets.

The Eel Pie Club welcomes Members and non-Members.  To become a Member of the Eel Pie Club, download  Membership Application Form here.
 
Thursday 5 March

Starts 9pm.

SOLD OUT!

THE KAST-OFF KINKS

Legendary and world class band which contains 3 actual members of THE KINKS.  Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in January 1964 and is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks, is joined by John Dalton, bassist with The Kinks from 1969 until the late '70's, and keyboard player, Ian Gibbons who was with The Kinks for 17 years and still plays and tours with Ray Davies.  By fans, Ian is regarded as the best keyboard player of The Kinks.  The fourth member and only non-KINK, is Dave Clarke (ex Noel Redding Band), taking the place of the Davies brothers.  http://kastoffkinks.co.uk/

Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Kast-Off Kinks, including Ray Davies.

£13 (£11 Members).  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

 

Thursday 19 March ALAN DARBY'S GUITARS DELUXE

Alan Darby's Guitars Deluxe made their debut performance at the Eel Pie Club in September.  Their musicianship is superlative and the audience begged for a repeat performance.  Since their first Eel Pie Club gig they have been touring the major Clubs and the band is now better than ever.
Alan Darby has toured extensively with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Robert Palmer & Asia.   He has also played with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Queen, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Buddy Guy, Rod Stewart, Burt Bacharach, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, Mary J Blige, Eurythmics, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle and many more, as well as numerous recording sessions. Alan was Musical Director for Lulu, The Lottery Show, Bonnie Tyler, and Gibson Guitars 100th Anniversay concert at Wembley. He was also the guitarist in the Queen London musical We Will Rock You.  As well as a hired guitar player, Alan has had a solo career with Virgin records, had his own bands, Cado Belle and Fashion, and has had his songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Bonnie Tyler. He is currently writing film scores, TV and cinema adverts, and Library albums.  Movies he has worked on include "Local Hero" with Mark Knopfler, "Being There" featuring Charlotte Church and he has had his music in "Failure To Launch" featuring Matthew McConaughy and Sarah Jessica Parker. He also scored and recorded "The Meeksville Ghost" featuring Judge Reinhold.
Joining Alan on guitars are Jake Zaitz (Mick Jagger, Joe Louis Walker, Dana Gillespie, Ian Siegal), Artie Zaitz (Pee Wee Ellis, Earl Green, Alex Garnett, Gary Crosby).  They are complemented by the cool rhythm section including Matt Round on bass (Jeff Lynn, James Morrison, Billy Bragg) and Evan Jenkins on drums (Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Matt Schofield).
Deeply rooted in Blues, the 3-guitar interplay turns this combo into a mini orchestra with seductive counterpoint riffing and sophisticated harmonic combinations.  Topped with soulful melodies this exciting line-up brings the best out of big guitar tones, seamlessly blended with a great tradition of the early years of electric guitar legacy.  The guitar players also sing and the material combines songs with instrumental interplay.  It's both an emotional and fun listening experience.

£11 (£9 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday
26 March

Re-scheduled from 19 Feb.

LEAF HOUND

Led by original vocalist, Pete French, Leaf Hound was a product of the South-West London rock scene of the late sixties, which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971 Growers of Mushroom album achieved massive cult status and now sells for over £3,000.  Pete's reputation as a potent lead vocalist led him to stints as frontman to Atomic Rooster and Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus.  Later in the '70's, he served as frontman for popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album Ducks in Flight which featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.  Pete re-formed Leaf Hound in 2004 and since then the band has re-issued the Growers of Mushroom album with 1 additional track, and recorded a new album, Unleashed.  Leaf Hound's Live in Japan CD/DVD and Vinyl was released last year via Ripple Music.  The current line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Jim Rowland on drums.  www.leafhound.net/
A regular supporter of the Eel Pie Club, it is always a pleasure to see Pete perform there.  Recently, Pete's vocals on Leaf Hound's song Freelance Fiend was the soundtrack to the Casio G-Shock Watches advert on cinemas worldwide.  His voice was also featured on the theme song from TV's 'Life on Mars.

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 


Thursday
2 April

9:15-11:30pm.


CYRIL DAVIES TRIBUTE - ALAN GLEN/JOHN O'LEARY ALL-STARS

Some of the best musicians in the UK will pay tribute to the music of Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner and the release in 1963 of 'Country Line Special/Chicago Calling'.  This is now an annual event and one of the jmost popular in the Eel Pie calendar.  The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars are Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Savoy Brown), Bob Haddrell (Barcodes, Sonny Black), Nick Newall (Kinks, Zoot Money), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies, Martha & The Vandellas), Peter Miles (Joann Kelly, Radical Sheiks).  Special guests include (subject to availability) Ali Maas, Tim Hain, Paul Cox, Don Craine, Dave Raphael, Nick Hyde, Robin Bibi, Steve Morrison, Laurie Garman + more.

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 16
April
ROBIN BIBI BAND

Robin Bibi is one of the UK's top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben E. King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched The Robin Bibi Band in the late 1990s.

Blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae (occasionally!) and Jazz/Fusion are all rolled together in the Robin Bibi Band's own totally unique fell-good concoction.  Above all, the Band's aim is to give their audience a night to remember whilst guaranteeing the best British Blues Rock can offer in a tried and tested, exciting, spontaneous, power trio format with the highest level of musicianship the style can offer.  It's exuberant, passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun!  Music played straight from the heart, it will move your head, your heart and, of course, your feet!  Robin Bibi's music reaches out to young and old alike and audiences always leave his gigs smiling. http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/

A regular at The Eel Pie Club, and guitarist with The Eel Pie All-Stars, it is always a pleasure to see him perform at the Club.

£10 (£8 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 23 April

Doors 8pm. Music from 8:30pm.

BIRDWOOD celebrating The Eel Pie Club's 15th Birthday!!

A thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on Eel Pie Island in the 1960s - The Birds featuring vocalist, Ali Mackenzie (which in the 1960s also featured Ronnie Wood on guitar), guitarist, Derek Griffiths of The Artwoods (which featured Art Wood on vocals) and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect on bass.  Mark Freeman (Rollin' Stoned and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards.  Plus special guests.  Opening by Peter Hammerton (The Others).

£11 (£9 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

Thursday 30 April THE OTHERS

Few bands from the 1960s can boast their original line-up, even the world-famous.  The Others are one of the rare exceptions and are among the early pioneers of the UK R&B booom.

The band emerged from the London club scene that spawned the Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, John Mayall and The Moody Blues and which helped lay the foundations of popular music for decades.  Despite record deals and UK and European tours, global success eluded The Others, but Brian May certainly noticed the band, describing them as "....really excellent...easily in the Yardbirds' class...".  Peter Green offered them his services on lead guitar, Jimmy Page produced and played on their recordings and Elton John offered them some of his earliest songs.  The boys kept in touch and now, when music is rediscovering its 1960's heart and balls, The Others authenticity becomes apparent once again.  With their re-working of Richmond Rhythm 'n' Blues, lean and evergreen, they'll remind you what the buzz was - and still is - all about. http://www.theothers.org.uk/

£10 (£8 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 7 May MILLER ANDERSON & THE SENSATIONAL DESPERATE DAN BAND

Miller Anderson is an outstanding vocalist and guitarist and an exceptional performer with a CV as long as your arm! He has played with Savoy Brown, Keef Hartley and T Rex in the '70's and is currently the front man for The Spencer Davis Group.

The Sensational Desperate Dan Band is a blues act living up to their name, fronted by Bob Brookes and assisted by Nigel Bagge and Jamie W Robertson on guitars, Mick '88' Rose on Keyboards and last but not least, Jim Bryan and Ivan Pledge are the rhythm section.  Get on down for some good time soulful blues and rock 'n' roll!

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).  
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Thursday 21 May PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES

Paul Lamb has forged himslf into the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our tim.  With countless awards, record-breaking albums and international performances, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes are amongst the British Blues Hall of Fame, having worked and toured many times with such greats as Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, Pete Waterman and Jimmy Nail, to name a few.  "Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come' - Blueprint. www.paullamb.com

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).  
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Thursday 28 May THE ROLLIN' STONED

.Get Stoned on two hours of nostalgia as The Rollin’  Stoned play the best of 1964-1969:- Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away, Get Off My Cloud, It’s All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mothers Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can’t Always Get What you Want’, Two Thousand Light Years From Home, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’, Rollin Stoned have also been described by The Times as "The nearest thing to the real article" and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band's birthday!  This is always a popular gig so early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

£13 (£11 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday, 18 June SUGAR T & THE SWELLS

"...infectious, sexy rock and roll...sharp suited, talented musicians fronted by a beautiful woman with the voice of Etta James." Conde Nast July 2008.

Sugar T and th Swells are a 7-piece band and are one of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit.  They deliver classic R'n'B and Rock 'n' Roll of the 50s and 60s - the music of Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles et al - with a 21st century attitude.  And they are guaranteed to get you dancing!

£10 (£8 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday, 9 July EEL PIE ALL-STARS remember ART WOOD'S BIRTHDAY (to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity)

Annual event to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity in memory of Art Wood, a great character, vocalist and artist who was brother of Rolling Stone, Ronnie.  Art was a talented vocalist with his own band, The Artwoods, and with Alexis Korner and the Cyril Davies All-Stars and he was an integral part of the Eel Pie Club in its early days where he fronted The Art Wood All-Stars.  Art died from Prostate Cancer in 2006.  His birthday would have been on 7 July so in memory of Art, this will be a great night of rockin' rhythm and blues and nostalgia from The Eel Pie All-Stars plus special guests.  The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine, Keith Grant and John O'Leary of The Downliners Sect, Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Rick Biddulph (Caravan), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig).  Music 'til 11:30pm.

£12 (£10 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 30 July MUD MORGANFIELD (Muddy Waters Jr.). Muddy Waters Centenary Tour

Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the King of the Blues, Muddy Waters, delivers his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. This year, Mud is commemorating 100 years since his father's birth.
Mud Morganfield looks and sounds strikingly like his father although he also has his very own Mojo working! Mud is blessed with a big and powerful voice and is also blessed with a natural sense of showmanship that ensures that audiences fall into the palm of his hand.  His sets consist of Muddy Waters classics and his own original material.  He has shared the stage and gained the respect of many of his Dad's ex sidemen and Chicago blues superstars, including Buddy Guy, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmie Johnson and Mojo Burford to name a few.

Mud has been voted Number One (again) in Blues Summit Top 50 Best of The Blues for 2014.  This will be the third time Mud and his great band have performed at the Eel Pie Club and we expect a capacity audience.

£17 (£15 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 24 September THE PRETTY THINGS (Acoustic)

The Pretty Things are at the heart of Richmond & Twickenham Rhythm & Blues.  These legendary 'bad boys of rock' created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the late 60s and early 70s.  In 2011 they were awarded the Hero award at the Mojo Honours and have been name checked over the years by an array of artists ranging from The Clash, David Bowie & Aerosmith through to The Libertines and Kasabian.

Original Pretty Thing, Phil May is on lead vocals, guitar and blues harp.  Dick Taylor (original Pretty Things and also an original Rolling Stone) is on acoustic, slide and lead guitar, and Frank Holland is on acoustic, slid guitar, backing vocals and harp.  The Pretty Things' first 3 singles, 'Rosalyn', 'Don't Bring Me Down' and 'Honey I Need' all made the charts.  The band then moved from rhythm and blues, through psychedelia, their famous rock opera, S.F. Sorrow, and heavy metal - and now back to the music that made them famous - Rhythm and Blues.  Plus support by Sam Brothers.  Starts 8:45pm.

£13 (£11 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 1 October

Music 9:15-11:45pm.

GRAINNE DUFFY

‘There are flavours of Bonnie Raitt in this superb young Irish blues singer with a strong pop-soul sensibility.’ - The Independent
‘Grainne Duffy has exploded and its obvious why – classic looks, high cheekbones and a bad-girl voice box’
- Classic Rock Magazine
‘A blues singer of real integrity’ - The Sunday Times

 An Irish singer-songwriter from Co. Monaghan, Grainne Duffy is a unique talent - raw and powerful, edgy and elegant.  Her wonderful mix of blues rock and soul in her own material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling can win over any audience and leave them begging for more.  Grainne was voted by Blues in Britain magazine, Blues Vocalist of the Year, 2014 and her band were runners up in the Best Live Band for 2014. 

Apart from a European tour and visiting the North Pole where she played at the Dark Season Festival 3 times, Grainne has played Glastonbury for 3 electric performances and opened for Jools Holland on his Irish tour  www.grainneduffy.com

Plus support tbc.

£12 (£10 Members).   SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 12 November THE GOOD OLD BOYS

An evening with The Good Old Boys is an exhilerating experience and one not to be missed.  Originally formed as a vehicle to play live rock and R&B whenever the members were free from touring with their own bands.  The Good Old Boys are Nick Simper, Peter Parks, Alan Barratt, Simon Bishop and Richard Hudston and they have played with, or alongside Deep Purple, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, BB King, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebelrousers, The Tremelos and The Strawbs.  Their 2009 live album was recorded at an all-day Deep Purple convention in 2008 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the first Deep Purple performance in Denmark in April 1968.  The coming together of 5 great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday 19 November THE ROLLIN' STONED

Get Stoned on two hours of nostalgia as The Rollin’  Stoned play the best of 1964-1969:- Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away, Get Off My Cloud, It’s All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mothers Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can’t Always Get What you Want’, Two Thousand Light Years From Home, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’, Rollin Stoned have also been described by The Times as "The nearest thing to the real article" and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band's birthday!  This is always a popular gig so early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

£13 (£11 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 3 December DR. FEELGOOD

Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album, Stupidity, that immediately went to the Number One position in the UK Charts.

Formed on Canvey Island, Essex, in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood have enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Milk & Alcohol, Down at The Doctors, Roxette, Back in the Night, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator, which gave the group their first Gold Record.

The line-up has changed since those early days but these doctors still have the Feelgood factor! The current line-up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years with the band, and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years.  Vocalist Robert Kane (formerly of The Animals) is the most recent addition - joining in 1999 after the tragic death of Lee Brilleaux.  The band continues to tour extensively throughout the world and enjoy a loyal following at home and abroad.  http://drfeelgood.org/

£16 (£14 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

 


RESTAURANT DEALS FOR EEL PIE CLUB MEMBERS!!

Eel Pie Club Members are entitled to a 10% discount off their total bill (Mondays to Thursdays) at The Sheesh Mahal in Twickenham and The Gurkha's Inn, Twickenham, and Pier 1 Fish & Chips, Richmond, on production of their current Eel Pie Club Membership Cards.

The Sheesh Mahal
19-21 London Road
Twickenham
TW1 3XS
Tel:  020 8892 3303
(Mon-Thu Only)

The Gurkha's Inn
25 York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3JZ
Tel:  020 8892 4505/4535
(Mon-Thu Only)

Pier 1 Fish & Chips
11-13 Petersham Road
Richmond
TW10 6UH
Tel: 020 8332 2778
(Mon-Thu Only)