having spent far too long away from the music scene, it was to be the first club to get me
back wanting to be singing the blues and rockin' again. So this is a very special place
for me. Happy Birthday Eel Pie!
Before it was renovated it was a wasted space. It has a good
atmosphere now and is more comfortable-it has that nostalgic theme to it which really
works...their decision to re-open the club in Twickenham was a very good idea. It takes
perserverance to set up something ike that and they have done very well. (I take my hat
off to them!) I think it is something that will run on and on.
The Richmond-Kingston-Twickenham triangle was right at the heart of the first
British blues boom in the early 60s. Playing at the Eel Pie Club always brings back great
memories of those early days and like the audiences then, the crowd at the Eel Pie Club
are always so knowledgeable. I'm really looking forward to playing there again in
The Eel Pie Club is a celebration of the British
R&B movement that began here in the 1960's and with a wealth of
local talent from major 60's acts and new bands to call upon, audiences
are always assured of a great night out. After touring and gigging
in various parts of the world, meeting up again with all the artists and
club members is like coming home.
I really enjoy playing at The Eel Pie Club.
We always get a great welcome from the members. They seem to like
the party atmosphere that my little band creates.
Eel Pie Club. It was there back in the day as a crucible of all
the influences and music that has formed the last fifty years and it's
still here now - with the same important philosophy - supporting the
established old guard, encouraging the emerging new wave, and
providing that 'oh so important' element of advocacy and authority
that has been the cornerstone of all great venues and beloved gigs
forever. Enlightened, informed management, respectful and
informed audiences, and boundless good nature have made this club
great again....music is respected and musicians are treated with
respect. If you're under 25 and reading this - check out who
started their journey at the source of this particular Nile....Thank
you Gina and Warren. See you on the road! - The Pretty Things.