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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
2 April

9:15-11:30pm.


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 Required).
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Thursday 16
April
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 Required).
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Thursday 23 April

Doors 8pm. Music from 8:30pm-11:30pm.

BIRDWOOD celebrating The Eel Pie Club's 15th Birthday!!

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).

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Thursday 30 April THE OTHERS

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 DAN BAND

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. http://www.milleranderson.co.uk/

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! http://www.desperate-dan-band.co.uk/

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Thursday 21 May PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES

Paul Lamb has forged himslf into the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our tim.  With countless awards, record-breaking albums and international performances, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes are amongst the British Blues Hall of Fame, having worked and toured many times with such greats as Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, Pete Waterman 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 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.

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Thursday, 18 June SUGAR T & THE SWELLS

"...infectious, sexy rock and roll...sharp suited, talented musicians fronted by a beautiful woman with the voice of Etta James." Conde Nast July 2008.

Sugar T and th Swells are a 7-piece band and are one of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit.  They deliver classic R'n'B and Rock 'n' Roll of the 50s and 60s - the music of Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles et al - with a 21st century attitude.  And they are guaranteed to get you dancing!

£10 (£8 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday, 9 July EEL PIE ALL-STARS remember ART WOOD'S BIRTHDAY (to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity)

Annual 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 where he fronted The Art Wood All-Stars.  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 plus 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), Rick Biddulph (Caravan), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig).  Music 'til 11:30pm.

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Thursday 16 July JOE JAMMER'S CHICAGO BLUES REVUE

Originally from Chicago, Joe Jammer was live guitarist for Supertramp, Screaming Lord Sutch, Paladin, Stealers Wheel, Donna Summer and Maggie Bell.  Founding member of The Olympic Runners, Jam Master for Buddy Guy's Original Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago Jam Master at The Speakeasy, London and Session Guitarist for Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, Joe Jammer has also been seen in "Sports Illustrated", Aerosmith's Autobiography "Walk This Way", "Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Uncensored" by Richard Cole, Rolling Stone Magazine's "Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", The Encyclopedia of Popular Music" and "Close to The Edge, the story of 'Yes' by Chris Welch.

Joe Jammer's Chicago Blues Revue features some great blues musicians and vocalists and is both entertaining and fun.  www.joejammer.com/

£11 (£9 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday 30 July MUD MORGANFIELD (Muddy Waters Jr.). Muddy Waters Centenary Tour

Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the King of the Blues, Muddy Waters, delivers his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. This year, Mud is commemorating 100 years since his father's birth.
Mud Morganfield looks and sounds strikingly like his father although he also has his very own Mojo working! Mud 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 Muddy Waters 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 blues superstars, 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.

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Thursday 13 August CONNIE LUSH.

Connie Lush has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK, winning five times, "Best Female Vocalist UK" earning a place in the 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' 2011-2012.

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 Festival 2011 and 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.  Connie and the Band are currently recording songs for their forthcoming album, which is due for release in early Spring 2015. http://www.connielush.com/

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 10 September THE PROOF - featuring PAUL COX ('Best of' CD Launch)

Paul Cox is one of the best showmen and singers around today.  Equally at home with Soul and Blues songs, and more than capable of Rockin' it up, he has been described by DJ and Blues Band legend, Paul Jones, as having "the best voice in the UK".  Paul has an impressive track record, playing with great guitar players including Snowy White, Ray Minhinnett, Henry McCullock, the late John Slaughter, and recently French guitarist, Charlie Fabert.  Paul is a regular at venues and fesitvals across the UK and Europe, including Montreux, Ronnie Scott's, The London Palladium and the Royal Festival Hall.  He has opened for some of the greatest artists in the world, including Ray Charles and Eric Clapton, and sung with Paul Rogers, Bonnie Tyler, Sam Brown, Ruby Turner and Debbie Bonham.

THE PROOF features Paul with Roger Cotton, Peter Stroud, Nigel Hardy and Mike Summerland.  With Paul's voice and the band's outstanding musicianship, The Proof are burning up stages across the UK and beyond. http://www.paulcoxband.com/

The Eel Pie Club is honoured to be hosting Paul Cox's 'Best Of' CD Launch.

£11 (£9 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 24 September

Rugby World Cup Special

THE PRETTY THINGS (Acoustic)

The Pretty Things are at the heart of Richmond & Twickenham Rhythm & Blues.  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, slid 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.  Starts 8:45pm.

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

 

Thursday 1 October

Music 9:15-11:45pm

Rugby World Cup Special

GRAINNE DUFFY

‘There are flavours of Bonnie Raitt in this superb young Irish blues singer with a strong pop-soul sensibility.’ - The Independent
‘Grainne Duffy has exploded and its obvious why – classic looks, high cheekbones and a bad-girl voice box’
- Classic Rock Magazine
‘A blues singer of real integrity’ - The Sunday Times

 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

Plus support tbc.

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

 

Thursday 15 October

Eel Pie Xtra - Rugby World Cup Special

BOOTLEG BLONDIE

"The Sound, the look of Blondie, it's all there!", THE SUN.
"This female singer spookily resembles Debbie Harry!" THE STANDARD.
"Good luck with your show!" DEBBIE HARRY.

Bootleg Blondie is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City before it's sad closure in 2006.  CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.

The Bootlegs have also played The Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club & Hammersmith Palais in London, Eric's in Liverpool and appear regularly at many top venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and been officially endorsed by the band.  Debbie's pride and joy is her guitar which she plays during her show and is signed by all the Blondie band members.

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie Bombshell and like her herione is typically outrageous on stage.  She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t-shirts with more holes than t-shirt!  Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart's musical film, 'Oliver'. www.bootlegblondie.com/

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Thursday 22 October

Rugby World Cup Special

THE DOWNLINERS SECT

Very much part of the London Rhythm and Blues scene in the 1960s, The Downliners Sect sarted 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.downlinersect.com

£12, (£10 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required). Tickets on sale soon.

 

Thursday 29 October

Rugby World Cup Special

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 calld 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!

 

Thursday 12 November 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 & The Pirates, BB King, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett & 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 5 great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday 19 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 3 December DR. FEELGOOD

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!!

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)