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.
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Doors 8pm. Music from 8:30pm.
TOWNSHEND CD LAUNCH
Townshend has been guitarist and vocalist in The Who since 1996, playing sold
out tours around the world, including monumental performances at the 2010
Super Bowl and the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.
April 2014, Simon released his new solo album DENIAL, and his Solo Acoustic CD
Launch at the Eel Pie Club is on the eve of The Who’s final tour date at
London’s O2. Cited as his
most personal and affecting work to date, many of the tracks on DENIAL were
inspired by events surrounding his family: some joyful, some difficult, some
tragic. “I couldn’t help writing. It was inspirational and, for me, the
best medicine is writing because it heals me….This album was born out of
real life experience. Pain and joy, agony and ecstasy. I seem to document my
life through my music – this album is no exception. In fact, more so than
anything I’ve produced before, this is the real me. I put down the basic
tracks quickly. I recorded them as soon after writing as possible to keep the
spirit and excitement there, rarely using click tracks……There’s
a certain nakedness. When you’re just standing on a stage with a guitar, it
comes down to the bare bones. If the songs are strong, people really like it.
It’s something that I love doing”.
Simon received rave reviews for his work as guitarist and vocalist on The Who’s 2012/2013 Quadrophenia and More Tour. When not performing with The Who, he’s committed to an extensive solo touring schedule”. As London’s Gig Guide said, “you would be a fool to miss him.” www.simontownshend.com/ Plus support by Jamie Walker. Doors 8:00pm. Music from 8:30pm.
Wednesday 17 December
PIE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
The famous Eel Pie Club Christmas Party is not to be missed!! The Eel Pie All-Stars with Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect), Robin Bibi, Rick Biddulph (ex Caravan), Chris Hunt, Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds), Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig) + a host of guest musicians, including (at time of writing) Mick Avory (The Kinks), Bootleg Blondie (aka Debbie Harris), Paul Cox, Mark Freeman (Rollin' Stoned), Peter French (Atomic Rooster, Cactus, Leaf Hound), Dominic French, Derek Griffiths (Artwoods), Andrew Heart (Billy Idol, Bob Geldof), Richard Lightman, Ali Mackenzie (The Birds), Del Mandel (George Harrison), Peter Parks (Rick Wakeman), Jack Pinder (Gods of Rock n Roll), Luke Rayner (Leaf Hound), Paul Stewart and Pete Hammerton (The Others), Becky Turner.
Free mince pies and mulled wine (if you get there early enough).
£13 (£11 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!
|Thursday 15 January 2015||
BLUESCLUB (with Members of Mark Knopfler Band &
This will be a rip-roaring start to 2015!! BLUESCLUB’s star line-up is Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler Band) on Keys, Steel guitar; William Topley (The Blessing) on Vocals, Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head and Pete Townshend) on Mouth Organ and Jews Harp, Danny Cummings (Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler Band) on Drums; and Robbie McIntosh (The Pretenders, Paul McCartney Band and John Mayer) on Guitars, Alan Rogan on Fender Bass. With a combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930s to the 70s, BluesClub setlist includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son house and Charley Patton to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat. The pedigree of the musicians involved speaks for itself.
(£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID
|Thursday 22 January||
LARRY MILLER BAND
Larry Miller is a guitarist,
singer, and songwriter with a love for his music which is simply infectious.
After many years in the music business and touring constantly, Larry
has built up a large following across the
£12 (£10 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID
|Thursday 29 January||
THE MICKY MOODY BAND
Guitarist, Micky Moody, is a former Member of Whitesnake, Juicy Lucy, Snafu, Frankie Miller's Full House, Chris Farlowe, Roger Chapman & The Shortlist, Moody Marsden Band, Company of Snakes and M3. He is currently a member of both Snakecharmer and The Bad Apples. He has also performed alongside many big names in a career spanning almost 50 years (he was very young when he started out!) and has been an active session man. He is also a songwriter who co-wrote Whitesnake's worldwide hit, 'Fool for Your Loving', as well as being an author.
Vocalist, Ali Maas has been a singer from an early age and wrote all material for her original Indie Rock band, McQueen, before immersing herself with passion and power into the blues. She has her own band, The Ali Maas Band.
Pete Rees, on bass, is a highly respected bass player who was the regular bassist for Gary Moore until his untimely death.
Drummer, Tom Compton, was a member of the Alvin Lee band before moving to the States to take up a 14 year appointment with blues legend Johnny Winter. He was also a member of Savoy Brown and has recorded with Edgar Winter, Dr. John and John Lee Hooker.
Micky and the band will be performing the music they all share a love for - rocking blues with a twist of swampy, sultry soul.
£11 (£9 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID
|Thursday 5 February||
KAT & CO.
A vibrant collaboration between magnificent American Blues artist, Kathleen Pearson, guitarist Francesco Accurso and pianist, Federico Parodi with Ettore Virgillito on bass and Nicholas Owsianka on drums. Between them they have created a contemporary image to The Blues with an authentic personal sound that creates an infectious energy that enthralls their audiences. Vocalist, Kathleen Pearson’s face has appeared on the cover of ID Magazine and in the video of the hit single “Block Rockin’ Beats” by the Chemical Brothers. She guested on the hit single of D:Ream’s ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ and has shared the stage with Lulu and Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jr.) and Mud Morganfield guested on Kat & Co’s CD, ‘I Kat The Blues’. Previous performances by Kat & Co. include the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, London Blues Festival and The Shepherds Bush Empire “Kathleen Pearson has one of the most genuine and powerful voices in Blues in London today, with her strong solid band they are tour de force of Blues!” Ronnie Scotts. www.katandco.co.uk.
£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID
Thursday 19 February
LEAF HOUND, originally scheduled for this date, will now be on 26 March
THE BLUE BISHOPS
The Blue Bishops work at the rocky end of the R&B and Blues spectrum. Yet, at the same time they are acknowledged for the sensitivity and dynamics of performances that can go from a whisper to a roar in just a few moments. A career spanning over 14 years has seen them perform in every kind of venue and situation, anywhere from Holland and Hungary to Belgium and the Bahamas. Their last studio CD, ‘Deep’ was awarded 9/10 by Blues Matters who nominated it among the top ten albums of the year. Led by guitarist/slide player Simon Burrett, he is joined by lead vocalist/harmonica/guitar player, Geoff Grange (Sons of Heroes, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Phil Collins, Terence Trent Darby), Jim Rodford (Zombies and Kinks) on bass and Justin Hildreth (Joan Armatrading, Lene Lovich) on drums
Past guests and members include Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash, Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, Johnathan Noyce of Tull and Carmelo Luggieri, Kiki Dee’s guitarist and co-writer and virtuoso blues guitarist Ben Smith.
£10 (£8 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID
|Thursday 5 March||
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). See Tickets BUY NOW!
|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.
Guitars Deluxe has shared stages and recording studios as well as writing credits with many music greats. The 3 guitars are Alan Darby (Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Robert Palmer), 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
Re-scheduled from 19 Feb.
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
£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
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
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
Thursday 23 April
Doors 8pm. Music from 8:30pm.
BIRDWOOD celebrating The Eel Pie Club's 15th
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||
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
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
|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.
RESTAURANT DEALS FOR EEL PIE CLUB MEMBERS!!
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
The Gurkha's Inn
Pier 1 Fish & Chips