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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.
 
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, including Paul Cox, 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 Vespas, 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. www.theprettythings.com/

Opening by Sam Brothers.

£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 28 August MERCY LOUNGE - featuring Billyboy Miskimmin

After almost 20 years touring America, Europe, Australia and Africa with bands like The Yardbirds and Nine Below Zero, harmonica great, Billyboy Miskimmin has returned to his native Belfast to form the 5-piece Mercy Lounge, featuring stellar musicians, playing original Rhythm and Blues from the heart.  Billyboy first astonished audiences with his combination of emotional power and jaw-dropping technique in the 80s when he played with local legends like Jim Daly, Jackie Flavelle and Ronnie Greer and has since gone on to play with a plethora of greats including BB King and The Doors. www.mercylounge.co.uk

"The best harp player I've heard since Paul Butterfield" Alice Cooper

£11 (£9 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.

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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.

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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/

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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).  See Tickets BUY NOW!  or ph 0843 515 9400.   Ticketscript BUY NOW!

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.

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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.

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Thursday 13 November DONA OXFORD – ‘The Queen of Boogie Woogie’

Doña Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter & keyboardist from Los Angeles, whose Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to “Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones”.  As a keyboardist, Doña has played with many Rock & Blues legends including Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Albert Lee, Julia Fordham, Chris Farlowe, Andy Fairweather Low, Mike Berry, Shakin' Stevens, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and her idol, the former Chuck Berry sideman and Father of Rock & Roll Piano, Mr. Johnnie Johnson!  Fresh from her appearances with Albert Lee at his 70th birthday concerts, Dona will be joining Albert for a few shows on his upcoming tour and is currently working with Van Morrison.  Known as the ‘Queen of Boogie Woogie and the ‘Goddess Of Soul’, Doña will be appearing with her 4-piece band and possibly a guest or two.  In addition to recording 4 albums of her own, she has also played on numerous Grammy and Handy winning albums, and movie scores including the Eddie Murphy box office hit “Norbit”, the Martin Lawrence film “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” and the very funny Comedy Central favourite “Senior Skip Day”.   Doña Oxford’s high energy, funky, groovy, gritty, and raucous sound will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles. Don’t miss the artist that Golden Globe Nominee Ewan McGreggor said was “The next big thing in music!” www.donaoxford.com/

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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.

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Thursday 11 December THE CARNABY'S

Following their win of last year's Hard Rock Calling Competition, their support slot for Bruce Springsteen and their subsequent world tour, the Carnaby's have just released a new album and single. They have had fans queuing round the block on the previous two occasions they have played at the Club so advance booking is advised.

£10, £8 Members, £5 Under 20's (original photo ID required).
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Tuesday 16 December SIMON TOWNSHEND CD LAUNCH

Simon 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.  On 01 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 tbc.  Doors 8:00pm. Music from 8:30pm.

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Wednesday 17 December EEL PIE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Eel Pie All-Stars + Special Guest Musicians.

More details and tickets soon.

 


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)