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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 24 April MUD MORGANFIELD (MUDDY WATERS JR.)

The son of Muddy Waters (the 'King of Chicago Blues'), Mud Morganfield will be in Twickenham!  Now a legend in his own right, Mud looks and sounds strikingly like his father, so much so one of Muddy Waters' former sidemen said "It's like watching a ghost in the flesh!"  Mud, however, also has his own very individual mojo working and will be coming to The Eel Pie Club with the UK's very own top blues talent - West Weston: harp, Ronni Buysack-Boysen: guitar, Ian Jennings: double bass, Mike Hellier: drums and Eric Ranzoni: keys.

He is going to be at The Royal Albert Hall in October for Blues Fest but this ia an opportunity to see this great performer in an intimate Club environment.  He played at the Eel Pie Club last summer and stunned us all!

£17 (£15 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400.   Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 8 May BIRDWOOD

This All-Star band was formed in 2013 and is a thrilling combination of The Birds and The Artwoods, featuring vocalist,  Ali Mackenzie of The Birds (which also featured Ronnie Wood on guitar), and  guitarist, Derek Griffiths of The Artwoods (which also featured Art Wood on vocals).   Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect is on bass, Mark Freeman (Rollin’ Stoned and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) on keyboards.

£10 (£8 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400.   Ticketscript BUY NOW!  

 

Thursday 15 May LARRY GARNER & THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND

Second time at The Club for this superb blues vocalist.  Larry Garner is from Baton Rouge , Louisiana .  With his Boogaloo Blues Band he won the 5th International Blues Challenge in 1988, and has toured extensively since.  Inspired by artistes such as Silas Hogan and Clarence Edwards, he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002.  He is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, once for Most Promising Artist, and four times for Contemporary Male Blues Artist.  The BBC honoured Larry as its Bluesman of The Year, and Larry was honored as Blues Songwriter of The Year three times and was twice named Bluesman of The Year Award by Real Blues Magazine.  Garner’s powerful vocals and expressive musicianship make him a natural front man. His songs are delivered with a sense of irony with lyrics that are both meaningful and amusing. Added to this Larry has a wonderfully expressive voice, is a fine guitarist and a great performer. Larry has found a true musical soul mate in British blues veteran Norman Beaker, (who we recently saw at The Eel Pie Club backing Chris Farlowe) and played with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Jimmy Rogers and BB King.

£12 (£10 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!

Thursday 29 May JOHN IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND

"Detroit" John Idan was popular frontman of The Yardbirds for 15 years and has appeared on 3 of their albums.   The Natural Blues Band was John's very first professional band in Detroit.  For the 2014 'Back to the Roots Tour' John has asked a number of great musicians to join him under this banner for some fine authentic Blues.  There will be a great line-up to look forward to and some guest players as well.

£11 (£9 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!  

 

Thursday 5 June CHRIS FARLOWE & THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND

Chris Farlowe is best known for his hit single, "Out of Time" which rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, and his association with Colosseum, The Thunderbirds and Atomic Rooster.  Chris is the consummate rocker - the living embodiment of the star who's seen it all and done most of it but remains as fresh and enthusiastic as when he started out 50 years ago.  His live act is honed to perfection and his audiences spellbound, gripped by every gesture and each note in every song.  Despite reaching 70 years of age, Chris maintains an impressive schedule of recording and European touring.  The Norman Beaker Band, reckoned to be one of Britain's best and most original blues bands were Special Guests for Van Morrison on his recent tour.

£16 (£14 Members).  See Tickets  BUY NOW! or ph 0843 515 9400. Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 19 June DEL BROMHAM'S BLUES DEVILS

Del Bromham is founder member and guitarist/songwriter with the successful and legendary rock band, STRAY.  Del's roots, however, originate in the blues and back in 2004, he released a critically acclaimed solo blues album ‘The Devil’s Highway’.  Joe Geesin, 'Get Ready to Rock Magazine' wrote the following review: “This singer/guitarist has produced an excellent blues album, ranging from acoustic to full electric blues. The vocals suit the music, and the guitar features some great slide. Solo notes burst out from the rhythm at just the right moments, not wanting to over do as many try to do.”    Del is looking forward to appearing at the Eel Pie Club wearing his blues hat, with his band 'Del Bromham’s 'Blues Devils' and the audience will be treated to driving blues played with real musicianship and it is guaranteed that Del 's guitar playing and performance will leave you in no doubt that this is a talented, true, tried and tested professional at work! www.delbromham.co.uk.  

£11 (£9 Members).  See Tickets  BUY NOW! or ph 0843 515 9400. Ticketscript BUY NOW!

Thursday 3 July THE OTHERS

Formed from the 60s cult band working the Rhythm & Blues club circuit around Richmond, Surrey (and notably on Eel Pie Island) at a time when The Stones and The Yardbirds started to penetrate pop consciousness, The Others in 2014 mark a return to the dark and dirty roots that came as such a shock to conventional sensibilities. Paul Stewart, Peter Hammerton and Robert Tolchard front-line the band, backed by drummer Geoff Coxon. Touring a set of revisited 60s R&B classics built on the insistent driving heft that white bands first brought to black urban music, they see their challenge as taking the familiar and re-birthing it, in order to take themselves and their audience to a deep shared state of excitement. The Others transform the old catalogue by extending chord-progressions, exploring fresh tempos and rhythmic patterns and by employing richer instrumentation.  www.theothers.org.uk. 

£11 (£9 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!  

Thursday 10 July THE EEL PIE ALL-STARS Remember ART WOOD’S BIRTHDAY to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Annual Eel Pie All Star 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.  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 + 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) Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox formerly with Blodwyn Pig.

£12 (£10 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 17 July MICKY MOODY BAND

Micky Moody is best known for his stint as guitarist of Whitesnake.  This year he has been touring Russia with his new rock band, Snakecharmer and is now looking forward to performing some great blues rock at the Eel Pie Club.

£11 (£9 Members).   See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Sunday 27 July LONDON '60'S WEEK AT THE BARMY ARMS with THE EEL PIE ALL-STARS

Fantastic FREE summer event organised by The Eel Pie Club in association with The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment, as part of The London Sixties Week celebrations (www.london60sweek.co.uk).  The Eel Pie All-Stars + Guests will perform outside The Barmy Arms from 2-4pm and the pub will be serving drinks and BBQ all afternoon.  The Mods will be there with their Lambrettas and it's an opportunity to don your '60s togs.

 

Thursday 31 July

Starts 8:45pm

PRETTY THINGS (ACOUSTIC) - (Richmonds of The World Music Festival)

The Pretty Things are at the heart of  Richmond  rhythm n blues and it is only fitting that they should be part of the Richmonds of The World Music Festival (31 July to 4 August) which plans to host 100 acts worldwide from 15 Richmonds.

These legendary ‘bad boys of rock’ created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the late sixties and early seventies.  In 2011 they were awarded the Hero award at the Mojo Honours and the band have been name checked over the years by an array of artists ranging from The Clash, David Bowie and  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, also an original Rolling Stone) is on acoustic, slide and lead guitar, and Frank Holland 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 n blues, through psychedelia, their famous rock opera, S.F Sorrow, and heavy metal – and now again back to the music that made them famous - rhythm n blues.

Plus support to be confirmed)

£13 (£11 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400.   Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 14 August 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 and The Pirates, BB King, Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett and 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 five great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!

 £10 (£8 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!  

 

Thursday 11 September ALAN DARBY'S GUITARS DELUXE

Guitars Deluxe reveal gloriously diverse backgrounds having shared stages and recording studios as well as writing credits with many of music greats.  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), 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).

This is a unique band that unites 3 generations of guitar players brought together by the common appreciation of this instrument and its wealthy musical heritage.  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.

£10 (£8 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400.   Ticketscript BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 2 October KEITH THOMPSON BAND

Keith Thompson and his band have been consistently performing in mainland Europe where they are well-known to the large blues following as an exciting live band. With a brand new album under their belt, this will be their debut performance at the Eel Pie Club.  In 2013, Keith completed his 5th Blues/Rock album, “Snapshot Of Reality” and subsequently toured in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Geno Washington, and many others.  Joining Keith on guitar and vocals are Neil Simpson (Peter Green, Ruby Turner, John Mayall) on bass, and Roy Adams (Ruby Turner Band) on drums.

£10 (£8 Members). Tickets on sale soon.

 

Thursday 9 October THE PROOF

The Proof is PAUL COX on vocals (described by Paul Jones as having “one of the best voices in the UK”) and who has opened for Ray Charles and Eric Clapton and sung with Paul Rogers and Bonnie Tyler; ROGER COTTON on keyboards (ex Peter Green Splinter Group and has played with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Carlos Santana, Paul Jones, and Eric Bibb); NIGEL HARDY on bass (worked with Roger Palmer and Paul Jones); and MIKE SUMMERLAND on guitars (worked with Georgie Fame, Blodwyn Pig, William Bell and Graham Lyle of Gallagher & Lyle); and PETER STROUD on drums (who has opened for Rod Stewart and Status Quo and worked with Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Robbie McIntosh of The Pretenders and Bjorn Again. For more info www.paulcoxband.com/

£10 (£8 Members). Tickets on sale soon.

 

Thursday 16 October HITMAN BLUES BAND

Muzikreviews.com said “The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place”. The Hitman Blues Band has been rocking New York for 20 years  with their own searing brand of Blues/Rock.  This will be their 5th visit to the Eel Pie Club and they have picked up a considerable fan bass both at the Club and throughout the UK .  Led by  founding member, guitarist/vocalist Russell “Hitman” Alexander with his gravely vocals and gritty blues fretwork, Russ has also shared a stage with Johnny Copeland, LaVette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots and Whitney Houston.  The band’s latest album, ‘Blues Enough’ has received fantastic reviews in the American music press.

Hitman will be at the Club with his full New York band, including brass section.  It will be a great night. www.hitmanbluesband.com

 £11 (£9 Members). Tickets on sale soon.

Thursday 23 October THE DOWNLINERS SECT

Very much part of the London Rhythm n Blues scene in the 1960s, The Downliners Sect started out in Twickenham, on  Eel Pie Island and then took over The Rolling Stones’ residency at Ken Colyer’s 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 No. 1 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.downlinersect.com.

£12 (£10 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript BUY NOW!  

Thursday 6 November PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES

Paul Lamb has forged himself into the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our time.  
With countless awards, record-breaking albums and international performances, Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes are amongst the British Blues Hall of Fame, having worked and toured many times with such greats as Pete Waterman, Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart 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).  Tickets on sale soon.

Thursday 20 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!  or ph 0843 515 9400Ticketscript 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)