Doors open 8:30pm. Music starts 9:15-ish and finishes at 11pm (unless otherwise advertised).
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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 most popular on the Eel Pie Club calendar. The All-Stars are Alan Glen (Yardbirds/Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Savoy Brown/John Dummer Blues Band), Papa George (Gary Moore/Micky Moody), Bob Hadrell (Barcodes/Sonny Black), Nick Newall (Kinks/Zoot Money), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies/Martha & The Vandellas), Peter Miles (Joann Kelly/Radical Sheiks). Guests will include: Ali Maas, Tim Hain, Paul Cox, Don Craine, Dave Raphael, Nick Hyde, Robin Bibi, Steve Morrison, Laurie Garman + more to be confirmed.
|Thursday 27 March||
All Access Magazine described Grainne Duffy's music as a "powerhouse of soul and inspiration mixed with desire and passion". Grainne and her great band wowed the Eel Pie Club audience when they played at the Club a year ago and are awaiting her return with excitement and anticipation.
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 original material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards is charged with true emotion and feeling that can win over any audience and leave them begging for more.
Apart from a heavy schedule of touring and Festivals, she is currently working on a new album. She recorded a track 'Get Here' for the BBC promotion campaign which was aired on BBC1 and 2, and she also appeared on RTE's (Irish National TV) in their Other Voices music programme.
Grainne's sound has been compared to Bonnie Raitt whom she lists as an influence, and Joss Stone. Grainne was described as "phenomenal" at the recent Cornucopia Festival. Paul Mansell from Marlow FM was at the show and said "she 'stole the show' as far as I'm concerned and I think the rest of the audience would agree considering the standing ovation they gave the band." Henry Yates of Classic Rock Magazine stated, "In a world of chic rockers, Duffy is the real deal"; and The Sunday Times cites her as being "the spiritual heir to Rory Gallagher, an Irish blues singer of real integrity". Grainne is backed by a stellar band of bass, drums, guitars and keyboards. www.grainneduffy.com/ Not to be missed!
|Thursday 3 April||
JIM MCCARTY - 'THE FLIP SIDE'
the ‘Flip Side’ of Jim McCarty, the founder and still current leader of
the world famous Yardbirds, when he will be joined by Louis Cennamo
from Jim’s previous band, Rennaissance, Top Topham of The
Yardbirds, + special guests for an eclectic mix of musical styles from
this unique performer.
Most of you know Jim McCarty as drummer of The Yardbirds but here you
will see him on guitar and vocals.
This is his only
|Thursday 17 April||
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 on the internet for £3,000. Pete’s
reputation as a potent lead vocalist led him to stints as frontman for
Atomic Rooster & Carmine Appice’s
|Thursday 24 April||
MUD MORGANFIELD (MUDDY WATERS JR.)
Over the last three years, Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the undisputed king of the blues, Muddy Waters, has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. Stunned audiences from Russia, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Mexico and the UK have experienced the Mud effect. He looks and sounds strikingly like his old man, so much so, one of his dad's former sidemen said "It's like watching a ghost in the flesh!". Mud, however, also has his own very individual mojo working and will be coming to the UK to tour with the UK's very own top blues talent - West Weston: harp, Ronni Buysack-Boysen: guitar, Ian Jennings: double bass, Mike Hellier: drums and Eric Ranzoni: keys. Mud played the Eel Pie Club during the Summer of 2013. Our Eel Pie audience loved him and he loved our audience so we are delighted to have him back!
|Thursday 8 May||
This All-Star band was formed in 2013 and is a thrilling combination of The Birds and The Artwoods, featuring vocalist, Ali Mackenzie of The Birds (which also featured Ronnie Wood on guitar), and guitarist, Derek Griffiths of The Artwoods (which also featured Art Wood on vocals). Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect is on bass, Mark Freeman (Rollin’ Stoned and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) on keyboards.
|Thursday 15 May||
LARRY GARNER & THE
NORMAN BEAKER BAND
time at The Club for this superb blues vocalist. Larry Garner is from
|Thursday 29 May||
IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND
"Detroit" John Idan was popular frontman of The Yardbirds for 15 years and has appeared on 3 of their albums. The Natural Blues Band was John's very first professional band in Detroit. For the 2014 'Back to the Roots Tour' John has asked a number of great musicians to join him under this banner for some fine authentic Blues. There will be a great line-up to look forward to and some guest players as well.
|Thursday 5 June||
CHRIS FARLOWE & THE
NORMAN BEAKER BAND
Chris Farlowe is best known for his hit single, "Out of Time" which rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966, and his association with Colosseum, The Thunderbirds and Atomic Rooster. Chris is the consummate rocker - the living embodiment of the star who's seen it all and done most of it but remains as fresh and enthusiastic as when he started out 50 years ago. His live act is honed to perfection and his audiences spellbound, gripped by every gesture and each note in every song. Despite reaching 70 years of age, Chris maintains an impressive schedule of recording and European touring. The Norman Beaker Band, reckoned to be one of Britain's best and most original blues bands were Special Guests for Van Morrison on his recent tour.
|Thursday 19 June||
HITMAN BLUES BAND
For over 20 years The Hitman
Blues Band has been rocking the
£11 (£9 Members). Tickets on sale soon.
|Thursday 3 July||
Formed from the 60s cult band working the Rhythm & Blues club circuit around Richmond, Surrey (and notably on Eel Pie Island) at a time when The Stones and The Yardbirds started to penetrate pop consciousness, The Others in 2014 mark a return to the dark and dirty roots that came as such a shock to conventional sensibilities.
|Thursday 10 July||
EEL PIE ALL-STARS Remember ART WOOD’S BIRTHDAY to benefit The Prostate
Annual Eel Pie All Star 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. 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 + 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) Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox formerly with Blodwyn Pig.
PRETTY THINGS (ACOUSTIC) - (Richmonds
of The World Music Festival)
Pretty Things are
at the heart of
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.
support to be confirmed)
|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
|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.
|Thursday 9 October||
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.
|Thursday 23 October||
THE DOWNLINERS SECT
much part of the London Rhythm n Blues scene in the 1960s, The Downliners Sect
started out in Twickenham, on
|Thursday 20 November||
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.
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