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.
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Thursday 25 August
Doors 8:00pm. Music 8:30-11pm.
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
STOP PRESS! Vocalist/Songwriter/Music Producer Billy Nicholls will be joining Slim Chance for this gig.
With his natural sense of harmony, Billy has provided backing vocals for The Small Faces, The Nice, The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle, Asia, Phil Manzanera, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Joe Cocker, Dave Gilmour, Lulu, Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane, The Chieftans, Ian Drury, Jack Bruce, Lou Reed, Sinead O'Connor, Justin Hayward and Bryan Adams. Billy also wrote the hit songs, Can't Stop Loving You, and The Girl from New York and many more.
Opening by Peter Hammerton (The Others).
£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.
(£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
|Thursday 22 September||
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||
THE BLUE BISHOPS (featuring 2 Members of The Zombies!)
Over the years The Blue Bishops have built a reputation both for both their studio albums and live performances. Acknowledged as one of the best live bands on the circuit, Robert Cray remarked 'I will have to watch my back'. Paul Jones has called their studio work 'Superb' and the music press has consistently praised the calibre of their recordings and live shows.
Consistently excellent reviews of The Blue Bishops particular brand of hard-edged, gritty blues-rock have followed them on tours and club appearances across the UK and Europe. Simon Burrett and Geoff Grange (Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings) have been at the core of the band for 20 years with line-ups and guests that have included Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash, Jim Rodford from The Zombies, Chris Hook from Voyager, Martin Barre from Jethro Tull, Jon Noyce from Gary Moore's band, Rabbit from Free, and Rod Argent.
For their Eel Pie Club appearance they will be joined by Jim Rodford (The Zombies, Argent, The Kinks) and Steve Rodford (The Zombies).
(£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
|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||
JOE COCKER featuring Paul Cox
An original project in tribute to Joe Cocker with a 7-piece All-Star band led by the charismatic voice of British Blues Awards nominee, 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.
Band includes Mike Summerland on Guitar (Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame), Dave Neal on drums (Suzi Quatro, Sherman Robertson), Dave 'Munch' Moore on piano (No Dice, Bo Diddley, Main Squeeze, Dick Hecksall Smith, Pete Brown), Nigel Hardy on bass & vocals (Robert Palmer, Paul Jones, Buddy Guy), Linda Hall on vocals (Richie Milton & The Lowdown, Marvelettes). Songs include With a Little Help from My Friends, Delta Lady, The Letter, You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Feelin' Alright, She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Cry Me A River, Unchain My Heart, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.
Members). £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
|Thursday 17 November||
by original vocalist, Pete French (also frontman of the original and current
re-formed Atomic Rooster), Leaf Hound was a product of the South West London
rock scene of the late ‘60s 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 also led him to stints as frontman to Carmine Appice's US
band, Cactus and the popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his
acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight featuring Brian Robertson, Micky Moody
and Kenney Jones. This album is currently being re-released on
£12 (£10 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
|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.
£16 (£14 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
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.
£13 (£11 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
Thursday 12 January 2017
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.
£13 (£11 Members). SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
|Thursday 23 February||
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 called 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!
RESTAURANT DEALS FOR EEL PIE CLUB MEMBERS!!
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
The Gurkha's Inn
Pier 1 Fish & Chips