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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 25 February KAT & CO

Magnificant American blues vocalist, Kathleen (Kat) Pearson's face has appeared on the cover of ID Magazine and in the video of the hit single, "Block Rockin' Beats" by the Chemical Brothers.  She guested on the hit single of D. Ream's Things Can Only Get Better and has shared the stage with Lulu and Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jr.) and Mud Morganfield guested on Kat & Co's CD, I Kat The Blues.  Kat & Co. is a vibrant collaboration between Kat Pearson, guitarist, Francesco Accurso and pianist, Federico Parodi with Ettore Virgillito on bass and Nicholas Owsianka on drums.  Between them they have created a contemporary image to the blues with an authentic personal sound thgat creates an infectious energy that enthralls their audiences.  Previous performances by Kat & Co. include the Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, London Blues Festival and Shepherds Bush Empire.  "Kathleen Pearson has one of the most genuine and poiwerful voices in Blues in London today, with her strong, solid band they are a tour de force of Blues" Ronnie Scotts.  www.katandco.co.uk

This is Kat & Co's third visit to the Eel Pie Club.  Kat Pearson has also appeared as a special guest with Mud Morganfield, at the Art Wood charity night, and at the Christmas Party.  She is talented, classy and beautiful.  Not to be missed!

11 (9 Members), 5 Students (Photo ID required).  
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Thursday 10 
March

Richmond Music & Drama Festival 2016

THE LONNIE DONEGAN BAND featuring PETER DONEGAN

Peter Donegan is the 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.

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 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!

The band is Chris Hunt on drums, Eddie Masters on bass, Paul Henry on Electric Guitar and Peter Donegan on Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Banjo and lead Vocals.

13 (11 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 24
March
CYRIL DAVIES TRIBUTE with the Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars

Some of the finest 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 annual all-star event is one of the most popular in the Eel Pie calendar.  The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars are: Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Downliners Sect, Savoy Brown), Tim Penn (Cadillac Kings), Nick Newall (Kinks, Zoot Money), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies, Martha & The Vandellas), Al Vincent (Daniel Smith Band), Peter Miles (Joann Kelly, Radical Sheiks).  Special guests will include (subject to availability) Ali Maas, Paul Cox, Don Craine, Dave Raphael, Delta Ladies, Bob Hokum, Nick Hyde, Robin Bibi, Laurie Garman + more.  Music 'til 11:30pm.

12 (10 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 7 April BIRDWOOD

A thrilling 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.

11 (9 Members) 5 Students (Photo ID Required).  
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Thursday 21 April DONA OXFORD The Return of "Hurricane Dona  - Goddess of Soul and Boogie"

File under Roots and Soul meets Rock and Roll. Doa Oxford is headed back to Britain!  

Dona Oxford will be touring the UK and Europe with her hot, young British band following her amazing recent success on the road with the Grammy winning guitarist Albert Lee.

A keyboard whirlwind, Doa's outstanding piano skills prompted none other than Keith Richards to shout "You're a bitch, baby" as they jammed together on stage. She's also recorded with the likes of Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey, and Cream's Ginger Baker threatened to kill her. But that's another story.

Doa is all about high energy and spontaneity, and making her audience feel part of the show. "It's like you become one with the guys in the crowd", says Dona. Her exuberant, rocking stage presence and powerful soul voice has led to the apt comparison "Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones".  
Night after night, Doa blows the room away. For a taster, check out Doa on YouTube.  Her "Boogie-Woogie" video has already had close to ONE MILLION views !

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Doa tightened her talent in clubs across America's East Coast before finding further success in Chicago. She finally settled in Los Angeles 
where she honed her live performances, session work and songwriting.   Her soundtrack work includes  music for the films "Norbit", starring Eddie Murphy, "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" and "Senior Skip Day".

In December she joined Spinal Tap legend and star of The Simpsons, Harry Shearer for his celebrity special "Christmas Without Tears" tour of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans.

More information at www.donaoxford.com

15 (13 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 5 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, Mother's 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 all 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!

13 (11 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 19 May LEAF HOUND

Led by original vocalist, Pete French, Leaf Hound was a product of the South West London rock scene of the late sixties 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 led him to stints as frontman to Atomic Rooster and Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus.  Later in the '70's, he served as frontman for popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight, which featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.  Pete reformed Leaf Hound 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 2 years ago via Ripple Music.  Tonight's line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Dominic French 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).
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Thursday 2 June NINE BELOW ZERO

Nine Below Zero are one of Britain's most respected Rhythm & Blues bands who have been described by Harvey Goldsmith Entertainments as .brilliant live, they work so hard, the audience often go home as exhausted as the band.

Nine Below Zero was formed in South London in 1977 by current front man, Dennis Greaves, who was described by Blueprint Magazine as a bag full of stage.  Nine Below Zero gigs are energetic affairs, a non-stop party where band and audience are whipped up into a frenzy thrill-a-minute stuff.  Dennis is joined by Nine Below Zero Founder member and ex-member of the late great Rory Gallagher Band Mark Feltham, + Brian Bethell on bass and Micky Burkey on drums.  Nine Below Zero made appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test, The South Bank Show, and "The Young Ones".  They headlined at the Hammersmith Odeon (with special guest Alexis Korner) and toured with The Who, The Kinks, Brian May and Sting and played alongside Chuck Berry, Bruce Willis, Jools Holland, and Eric Clapton for a 12-night gig at the Royal Albert Hall - www.ninebelowzero.com

16 (14 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 16 June  HITMAN BLUES BAND

Muzicreviews.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 25 years with their own searing brand of Blues/Rock.  They love our UK music scene and we have been lucky enough to play host to this superb band every couple of years.  They have built up a considerable fan base both at The Eel Pie Club and throughout the UK.  Led by founding member, guitarist/vocalist Russell "Hitman" Alexander with his gravelly vocals and gritty blues fretwork, Russ has also shared the stage with Johnny Copeland, LaVette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots and Whitney Houston.

The full Hitman Blues Band, including brass section will be here from New York.  www.hitmanbluesband.com

12 (10 Members).  SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 14 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 wonderful 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.  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).

12 (10 Members). SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 28 July ROBIN BIBI BAND - WEST LONDON CD LAUNCH

Robin Bibi is producing a brand new CD and we are privileged to be hosting it's West London launch on 28 July.

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 EEL PIE ALL-STARS AT THE BARMY ARMS - celebrating the 1960s

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 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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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)