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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 30 June 

Doors 8:00pm.  Music 8:30-11pm

THE ALIX ANTHONY EXPERIENCE + Guests

It would be difficult to get a more exciting and versatile performance in a Club venue than the Alix Anthony Experience.  Alix is influenced by many different genres of music, blending blues, rock, soul and funk in a wide-ranging repertoire.  This includes James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, The Doors, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lenny Kravitz, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Prince and other major artistes.

Overseas tours have included clubs and stadiums in Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, France and Dubai where his band, Unkle Jam, played at major function venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe.  Alix has backed Dennis Edwards and The Temptations on the same billing as the James Brown Band and has played with George Clintons P Funk Allstars.  Currently, Alix is making plans to tour Italy

Alix's vocal range continues to wow audiences with the authentic sounds of the original artist in his own unique style.  So much so that his voice-overs are used by advertising agencies to market their services - see current Allianz Insurance ad running on TV.  "Let's Work Together" is Alix - not the original!

Opening by The Groovy Boys

£10 (£8 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required).  
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Thursday 14 July EEL PIE ALL-STARS remember ART WOOD'S BIRTHDAY (to benefit Prostate Cancer UK)

Annual event to benefit Prostate Cancer UK in memory of Art Wood, 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 where he fronted The Art Wood All-Stars.  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 plus special guests.  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).  Guest musicians (at time of writing) are: Chloee Christmas, Sandy Dillon, Peter Donegan (Lonnie Donegan Band), Mark Freeman (Art Wood All-Stars), Peter Hammerton, Andrew Heart (Billy Idol, Bob Geldof) with his band, Rockstock, Rod Lynton (Rupert's People), Ali Mackenzie (The Birds), Ray Majors (Art Wood All-Stars), Kat Pearson (Kat & Co.), Tim Staffell (Big Steam), Paul Stewart (The Others, Big Steam).

£12 (£10 Members). SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 28 July ROBIN BIBI BAND - WEST LONDON CD LAUNCH

The Eel Pie Club is proud to be hosting the West London Launch of Robin Bibi's new CD, 'No More A Secret'.

Robin Bibi is on 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 totallyt unique feel-good concoction.  Above all, the Band's aim is to give their audienc 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 his audiences always leave his gigs smiling. http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/

Robin is a regular performer at The Eel Pie Club and guitarist with The Eel Pie All-Stars.

£11 (£9 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Sunday 7 August
2-4pm
EEL PIE ALL-STARS AT THE BARMY ARMS - (formerly London 60s Week)

Fantastic FREE summer event organised by The Eel Pie Club in association with The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment.  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 11 August

THE GOOD OLD BOYS

Originally formed as a vehicle to play live rock 'n' blues 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 & The Pirates, BB King, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebelrousers, The Tremelos and The Strawbs.
This coming together on one stage of 5 great musicians is not to be missed!

£11 (£9 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 25 August SLIM CHANCE

Slim Chance are a brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, musicians and showmen, playing an amazing array of instruments.  The band is known for its pioneering use of fiddles, mandolin and accordion. Recently, the Huffington Post described the band as 'the real deal', an 'organic multifaceted collective' 'raising the roof' at one of their regular London gigs.

Slim Chance has its origin in the early seventies, formed by the legendary and brilliant songwriter, Ronnie Lane, who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and The Faces before he went on to pursue his unique musical vision with Slim Chance.  Since then, the release of the film, 'The Passing Show', the 2004 concert at the Albert Hall with Pete Townshend and Paul Weller, and more recently, the re-release of classic Slim Chance material by Island/Universal Records, have led to a resurgence of interest in Ronnie Lane's music and the band, Slim Chance.  The line-up now features original members, Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson and Steve Bingham.  They are regularly joined by guests including the fine drummer John Lingwood, Geraint Watkins, Des Horsfall, Benny Gallagher and more.  Their set includes a host of classic Ronnie Lane songs including Ooh la la, Debris, The Poacher and How Come, as well as original tracks from their new album "On The Move" which is getting rave reviews in all the top music press.  The band has played many club dates and festivals including Glastonbury, Broadstairs, Wickham, Cornbury and Canterbury.  Slim Chance have released two albums to critical acclaim and are about to release their version of the classic Ronnie Lane hit "The Poacher" accompanied by a video shot by BAFTA nominated producer Paul Crompton.  There is no finer live band in the country. www.slim-chance.co.uk

£15 (£13 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 8 September PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES

Paul Lamb is the Undisputed Master of the Blues Harmonica . The band have won British Blues Band of the Year several times and UK Album of the Year.  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.  The lineup includes Chad Strentz on vocals and rhythm guitar, Rod Demick on vocals and bass guitar, Ryan 'Junior' Lamb on lead guitar and Dino Coccia on drums.   “Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come’ – Blueprint.  www.paullamb.com.

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 22 September CONNIE LUSH BAND

Returning to The Eel Pie Club by popular demand, Connie Lush has been recognised as one of the finest blues singers in the UK, winning 5 times "Best Female Vocalist UK" earning a place in he gallery of greats alongside Alexis Korner and Eric Clapton to name just two.  Twice voted "European Blues Vocalist of The Year" by the French Blues Trophies Awards and nominated again "Best UK Blues Vocalist 2011-12".  In recent years, Connie has performed in over 30 countries.  She has played at some of Europe's largest and most prestigious festivals, including Glastonbury, wowing audiences in Moscow, New York and LA, recording in "The Cotton Row Studios" in Memphis and of course singing at BB Kings, Beale St.  Connie also toured with BB King through the UK, finishing at The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Connie is also a known songwriter, writing for TV and featuring at Jazz FM and other radio stations as a DJ.  She continues her love affair with audiences everywhere, bringing her enormous 'Gusto' for life and music wherever she goes.  As BB King said, "That woman makes my heart sing!"  Blues is her first love.  http://www.connielush.com

£12 (£10 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 6 October JOHN IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND

John Idan is frontman of THE YARDBIRDS and has appeared on 3 of their albums.  The Natural Blues Band was John's very first professional band in Detroit where he grew up.  When not touring with The Yardbirds, Johhn lives and writes music in Germany and he is being featured at The Eel Pie Club for a one-off gig for which he will be joined by a first class band - and maybe a special guest or two.

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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 an 8-piece international All-Star band (Neal Black, Mark Latrell, Renaud Cugny, Kris Jefferson, Romek Parol, Dave Bowler, Celia Kameni and Sophie Malbec) led by the charismatic voice of 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.

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

Doors 8pm.

Music 8:30-11pm.

STRAIGHT 8 UK

Straight 8 UK were originally formed in 1976 and were signed to Pete 'The Who' Townshend's Eel Pie Records in 1978.  They released 3 albums and toured with Queen, Robert Palmer, Slade and Mud, and many others around the UK and Europ between 1978 and 1982.  The original Straight 8 disbanded in 1983 but original lead vocalist/guitarist, Rick Cassman reformed the band in 2015, launching their new album at The Eel Pie Club.

Rick Cassman has worked with Pete Townshend of The Who and composed and produced music for major TV and advertisement campaigns worldwide.

"Definitely one of the best support acts Queen ever had" - Brian May.
"Straight 8 are too good to be in Quadrophenia" - Roger Daltry.

Plus support tbc.

£12 (£10 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)