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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 6 October

THE BLUE BISHOPS (featuring 2 Members of The Zombies!)

Over the years The Blue Bishops have built a reputation both for both their studio albums and live performances.  Acknowledged as one of the best live bands on the circuit, Robert Cray remarked 'I will have to watch my back'.  Paul Jones has called their studio work 'Superb' and the music press has consistently praised the calibre of their recordings and live shows.

Consistently excellent reviews of The Blue Bishops particular brand of hard-edged, gritty blues-rock have followed them on tours and club appearances across the UK and Europe.  Simon Burrett and Geoff Grange (Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings) have been at the core of the band for 20 years with line-ups and guests that have included Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash, Jim Rodford from The Zombies, Chris Hook from Voyager, Martin Barre from Jethro Tull, Jon Noyce from Gary Moore's band, Rabbit from Free, and Rod Argent.

For their Eel Pie Club appearance they will be joined by Jim Rodford (The Zombies, Argent, The Kinks) and Steve Rodford (The Zombies).

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 20 October THE DOWNLINERS SECT

Very much part of the London Rhythm and Blues scene in the 1960s, The Downliners started out in Twickenham on Eel Pie Island and subsequently took over The Rolling Stones' residency at Ken Colyers Club in London's West End.  The Downliners Sect still attract crowds of thousands in Japan, Spain and Sweden where their song, Little Egypt, reached Number One in the Hit Parade.  The Downliners Sect today are original Members, Don Craine (vocals/guitar) and Keith Grant (vocals/bass), plus Del Dwyer (vocals/guitar), John O'Leary (vocals/harp), Mark Freeman (drums) www.downlinerssect.com

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

 

Thursday 3 November WE REMEMBER JOE COCKER featuring Paul Cox

An original project in tribute to Joe Cocker with a 7-piece All-Star band led by the charismatic voice of British Blues Awards nominee, Paul Cox.  Paul Cox never fails to excite his audience thanks to his deep, warm and rocky voice - always sensual.  His interpretation of Joe Cocker's repertoire is truly astonishing.  The directory Rock, Pop, Blues and Soul, Joe Cocker is honoured in a concert where each musician brings a personal touch to express his/her admiration for this great singer who passed away in 2014, who bewitched crowds and touched the hearts of many.

Band includes Mike Summerland on Guitar (Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame), Dave Neal on drums (Suzi Quatro, Sherman Robertson), Dave 'Munch' Moore on piano (No Dice, Bo Diddley, Main Squeeze, Dick Hecksall Smith, Pete Brown), Nigel Hardy on bass & vocals (Robert Palmer, Paul Jones, Buddy Guy), Linda Hall on vocals (Richie Milton & The Lowdown, Marvelettes). Songs include With a Little Help from My Friends, Delta Lady, The Letter, You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Feelin' Alright, She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Cry Me A River, Unchain My Heart, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 17 November LEAF HOUND

Led by original vocalist, Pete French (also frontman of the original and current re-formed Atomic Rooster), Leaf Hound was a product of the South West London rock scene of the late ‘60s 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 also led him to stints as frontman to Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus and the popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight featuring Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.  This album is currently being re-released on Repertoire Records.
Leaf Hound re-formed 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 3 years ago via Ripple Music.  Tonight's line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Jim Rowland on drums.
www.leafhound.net
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 1 December MARTIN TURNER ex WISHBONE ASH - An Evening of Classic Wishbone Ash music.....and beyond

With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash's heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured.

Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There's The Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans.  Martin Turner, the definitive voice, creative force and founding member of the British rock legends, continues to perform the band's best loved works with his current line-up - guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown - and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

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

 

Wednesday 14 December

8:30pm-Midnight

CHRISTMAS PARTY - THE EEL PIE ALL-STARS + A HOST OF GUEST MUSICIANS

THE Christmas Party.  The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect), Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Rick Biddulph (ex Caravan), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers), and Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig).  Special guests still to be announced but we know Bootleg Blondie will be there!  Free mince pies and mulled wine for those who arrive early enough.

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

 

Thursday 12 January 2017

Doors 8:15pm
8:45pm-11pm

THE PRETTY THINGS (Acoustic)

The first Eel Pie Club gig of 2017: The Pretty Things are at the heart of the UK Rhythm & Blues Scene.  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, slide 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.

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

 

Thursday 26 January BLUESCLUB BAND

BLUESCLUB's star line-up is Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler Band) on Keys and Steel Guitar, William Topley (The Blessing) on Vocals, Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head, Pete Townshend) on Mouth Organ and Jews Harp, Danny Cummins (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 1930's to the '70's, BluesClub's set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son Hous and Charley Patton to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.  The pedigre of the musicians involved speaks for itself.  Not to be missed!

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

 

Thursday 9 February

LONNIE DONEGAN BAND featuring 
PETER DONEGAN

Peter Donegan is son of Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle.  Peter is a talented musician in his own right and he has joined forces with the band that toured with the legend for the last 30 years.  A multi-instrumentalist, he plays Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Banjo, as well as lead vocals.

Peter is not only a talented performer, having toured with Van Morrison and Crystal Gale, but is also a talented songwriter. Having developed his own style, Peter accompanied by the Lonnie Donegan Band will  perform some of Lonnie's classics such as “Putting On The Style”, “Have a Drink On Me”, “Rock Island Line”, and “Pick a Bale of Cotton” to name just a few. But they also delve into some of Lonnie's lesser, known recordings. This combined with original numbers written by Peter adds up to a great night of Skiffle, Blues, Jazz and a lot of foot-stomping fun!

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

 

Thursday 23 February THE KAST-OFF KINKS

Not a Tribute Band! The Kast-Off Kinks contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS.   Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in 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!

 

 


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)