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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|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.
|Thursday 30 July||
MUD MORGANFIELD (Muddy Waters Jr.)
Over the last 3 years, Mud Morganfield, eldest son of he undisputed King of the Blues, Muddy Waters has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. Mud looks and sounds strikingly like his old man. Mud, however also has his very own mojo working. He 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 his dad's 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 blus supersars, 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 1 October||
‘There are flavours of Bonnie Raitt in this superb young Irish blues
singer with a strong pop-soul sensibility.’ - The Independent
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.
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
£12 £10 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
|Thursday 3 December||
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!!
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