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Doors open 8:30pm. Music starts 9pm and finishes just before 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 24 January  BLUESCLUB

This All-Star band who play only when not touring with their own bands, have a combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930s to the '70s. BluesClub's set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.

The star line-up includes:

Steve Smith (who has played with Roger Daltry, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Gary Moore, Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood) on Keys & Steel Guitar;

Helena May (Kokomo) on vocals;

Paul Beavis (Andy Fairweather-Lowe) on drums;

Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head and Pete Townshend) on Mouth Organ and Jews Harp;

Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney Band and John Mayer) on guitar;

Sophie Lord on bass.

£13 (£11 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 7 February

CATFISH

British Blues Award, European Blues Award and Blues Act of The Year Winners, CATFISH, have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist, Matt Long, who plays with a real passion for the blues.

The band crashed into the blues scene in January 2015 with their debut album, 'So Many Roads', going straight in at No. 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay charts.  Their EP, a tribute to BB King called 'When BB Sings The Blues' charted at No. 5 in February 2016.  In January 2017 they released their much anticipated second album, 'Broken Man' which is almost entirely original material and also reached No. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts in March 2017.

This is blues with a very broad brush - from epic prog anthems to stripped back piano ballads.  Catfish's new Broken Man album....is a turning poing for the band showing that not only is Catfish one of the best live bands on the blues circuit at the moment, but that the calibre of their songwriting matches that.  Blues in Britain.

Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today.  The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today....Blues Matters Magazine August 2017. 
www.catfishbluesband.co.uk

£12 (£10 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 21 February LEAF HOUND

A rare Club appearance for this cult UK rock band!

Led by original vocalist, Peter French (also of original and current Atomic Rooster fame), 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 has achieved massive cult status and now exchanges hands for over £4,000.  Peter's reputation as a potent lead vocalist also led him to a stint with Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus.  Later in the '70s, he served as frontman for the popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight, which featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.  This album has recently been re-released by Repertoire.
Leaf Hound was re-formed 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 4 years ago.
Tonight's line-up is Pete French on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Peter Herbert on bass and Dominic French on drums.
Pete French's vocals on Leaf Hound's song, Freelance Fiend' was the soundtrack to the Casio G-Shock Watches advert on cinemas worldwide, and his song 'Too Many Rock 'n' Roll Times' is featured in the new Hollywood movie, Adolescence.  Pete's voice was also featured on the them song from TV's Life on Mars.

£12 (£10 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 7 March

 

SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM

A jaw-dropping voice and a live show that erupts like a volcano have catapulted Sari Schorr into the spotlight as one of the hottest new blues-rock singers today.  The native New Yorker is taking the blues world by storm, and with a voice that jolted legendary blues producer Mike Vernon (think Fleetwood Mac, Clapton, and Bowie) out of retiremnt, it's not hard to see why.  It's no wonder that Blues Matters said, "The future of blues is in good hands.  Sari is a gift to all of us from the Blues Gods."
Several years of touring the world with Joe Louis Walker and Popa Chubby granted Schorr notoriety and induction to the New York Blues Hall of Fame.  She heads her own electrifying band, The Engine Room, featuring legendary blues guitarist Innes Sibun.

£14 (£12 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Monday 11 March

Eel Pie Club joint venture with The Bull's Head, Barnes.

Doors 7:30pm. Music 8-10:30pm.

THE HITMAN BLUES TRIO - featuring Russell 'Hitman' Alexander.

At the Bull's Head, 337 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY

Muzicreviews.com said "The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place".

Russell 'Hitman' Alexander has been rocking New York for 27 years with his own searing brand of Blues/Rock.  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.

Russell 'Hitman' Alexander has a striking, charismatic personality and knows how to entertain and put on a show with superb danceable blues and great covers. Born to play and with real personality, as he tells stories, jokes with the crowd, and plays a spiky guitar with great panache and soul.

Doors 7:30pm.  Music 8pm-10:30pm.  £10 advance, £12 on the door.

Tickets on sale soon!

 

Thursday 21 March
Doors 8pm.
Music 8:30pm-11pm.
CYRIL DAVIES TRIBUTE with the Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars + Guests

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 Club calendar. The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars are: Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Downliners Sect, Savoy Brown), Bob Haddrell (Barcodes, Sonny Black), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies, Martha and The Vandellas), Al Vincent (Daniel Smith Band), Peter Miles (Joann Kelly, Radical Sheiks).

Special guests to be announced.  Watch this space!

£12 (£10 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Wednesday 27 March
Doors 6:30pm.
Music approx 7pm-9pm.

Eel Pie Xtra!!

POWERJAM

An evening of live Rock and Pop hit songs for all ages and the whole family!

Twickenham's only not-for-profit Rock & Pop band workshops, POWERJAM, presents its talented young bands for a real "club night out".  Shortlisted this year by Richmond Council for "Community Project of the Year" Award as well as the "Community Spirit" Award, Powerjam is also a charity that gives local budding musicians ages 10-18 the opportunity to become regular members of bands that rehearse at Heatham House weekly and gig every term.

Bring your young ones to hear your family's favourite songs with exciting performances by: Nobody for President, The Chasers, Milkk and more!

Minors will be allowed to enter with wrist bands.

£5 Adults, £2 Students, £2 Eel Pie Club Members
Cash on door.

 

Thursday 28 March
Eel Pie Club Special

THE DEPUTIES ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

The Deputies are an established part of the South West London music scene.

Formed by session guitarist and Producer Richard Lightman (Desmond Dekker, Morgan Fisher, Eddy Grant, Brian May) and Rick Cassman (Pete Townshend, Straight Eight) they have been gigging since 2005. Recently vocalist Belinda Campbell joined the band. With her high energy vocals reminiscent of Janis Joplin she is a valuable addition to the group. Drummer, Lee Cook (formerly with Twickenham band, St. Jude) holds down a solid rhythm whilst bassist Peter Charlton adds a melodic and powerful foundation. The Deputies play mostly classic rock, rhythm and blues music from the 60’s and 70’s so regular Eel Pie members will not be disappointed.

This gig celebrates the launch of their first ‘live’ EP recording, featuring some of the most popular songs from their current setlist. Every ticket holder will receive a free signed copy on entry. Expect to also see some special guests on the night!  https://thedeputies.co.uk/ep-launch-party

£10 (£8 Members). Free CD on entry.
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Thursday 4 April MARTIN TURNER ex WISHBONE ASH - Wishbone Gold - Spring Tour 2019 -

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash

Features full performance of Wishbone Ash's classic 1976 album - "New England."

Fresh from their 2017/18 shows which have featured Wishbone Ash's seminal albums, Argus, There's The Rub, and Wishbone Ash in their entirety, Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash and perform another classic album - 1976's New England.

£16 (£14 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 18 April

TROY REDFERN BAND

Troy Redfern's star has been rising fast in the blues world, and the buzz has continued to build with the release in 2017 of his critically acclaimed album, "Dirt Blues Ritual".  The Troy Redfern Band deliver one of the most exciting high energy blues sets on the circuit today, fusing power, searing musicianship and ferociously creative spontaneity.

"The protean slide guitarist leads his power trio with style, gusto and virtuoso playing that fuses spontaneity with real craft. Redfern combines the rawness of Hound Dog Taylor, the freeform approach of Sonny Sharrock, the firebrand playing of Johnny Winter and the technique of Dave Hole with the ghost of Elmore James."  Pete Feenstra

"Raw rockin' blues with super slide.  A powerhouse of a band." Blues in Britain Magazine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPyoy_KwPdA

 £11 (£9 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 2 May

Doors 7.45pm.  Music 8:15pm-11pm.

ATOMIC ROOSTER

This legendary prog rock band, featuring 2 original members - Peter French (vocals) and Steve 'Boltz' Bolton (guitar) - will be returning to The Eel Pie Club following their 2018 sell-out gig.  This band, which was re-formed 3 years ago - with the blessing of Vincent Crane's widow - has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and Europe and receiving stunning reviews.

The band will be performing album favourites and the hit singles, 'Tomorrow Night' and 'Devil's Answer'.  Completing the line-up are Adrian Gautrey (organ/keys), Shug Millage (bass), and Bo Walsh (drums).  www.atomicroostermusic.com

Opening by Jamie Thyer and the Worried Men.  "If you like ZZ Top or The Hamsters, this is for you!"  Blueprint. www.theworriedmen.com

Doors 7:45pm.  Music 8:15pm-11pm.

£17 (£15 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

ALL TICKETS £20 ON THE DOOR

 

Thursday 16 May THE KAST-OFF KINKS

 

The iconic British rock band, THE KINKS, is often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time.  The Kast-Off Kinks is NOT A TRIBUTE BAND! The band contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS.  Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in 1964, who 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. 

£14 (£12 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 30 May SLIM CHANCE


Slim Chance has its origin in the early 70's, formed by the legendary and brilliant songwriter, Ronnie Lane, who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and The Faces.

The line-up now features original members, Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson, Steve Bingham, plus guests including Geraint Watkins, Billy Nicholls, John Lingwood, 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 latest album "On The Move" which has received rave reviews in all the top music press.

£15 (£13 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 6 June THE ROLLIN' STONED

"The Best Rock 'n' Roll Tribute Band in The World", this magnificent band returns to The Eel Pie Club for two hours of nostalgia playing 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!

£14 (£12 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 11 July BIRDWOOD dedicated to Art Wood

A thrillling 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 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, Downliners Sect and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards.

Tonight's peformance will be dedicated to the late Art Wood (brother of Rolling Stone, Ronnie) whose assistance, enthusiasm and encouragement in the Eel Pie Club's early days will never be forgotten.  Raffle to benefit Prostate Cancer UK

£12 (£10 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 8 August JOE JAMMER'S ALL-STAR 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 entertaining and fun. www.joejammer.com

£11 (£9 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 22 August GENO WASHINGTON & THE YO YOS

Geno Washington is still the ultimate 60s soul man, enjoying cult status in soul, blues and Rnb, mainly due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live peformer.
A contemporary of Georgie Fame, The Small Faces and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day), Geno is as electrifying today as ever, a force of nature and a genuine joy to behold.
In 1980, 'Oh Geno!' was a massive UK Number 1 hit for Dexys Midnight Runners.  Vocalist Kevin Roland based the song on his memories of Geno's gigs, when clubland used to join in the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno!
Geno Washington & The Yo Yos features members of the super tight Ram Jam Band, playing a blistering set of pared down street soul, RnB and house rockin' blues.
Opening by guitarist/vocalist Peter Hammerton (formerly with The Others).

£16 (£14 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 5 September THE CADILLAC KINGS

The Cadillac Kings are going from strength to strength.  Their 2016 album 'The Secret of my Success' ended up on so many playlists that in 2 months it was voted one of the top 3 blues CDs of the year by the IBBA (along with Kaz Hawkins and Joe Bonamassa).  Throughout 2017, the CD continued to make inroads into US radio and one of the album tracks reached Number One in Cashbox Magazine's Blues & Boogie Chart, and stayed there for 4 weks, holding off acts such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Samantha Fish etc.  The Cadillac Kings were the only UK act to figure in the chart during 2017.
2019 sees the band celebrating its 19th birthday, with the multi-talented Tim Penn on piano, accordion and vocals, Mal Barclay on guitar, Mike Thomas on vocals, Paul Cuff on double bass and Roy Webber on drums.
"Entertaining, authentic and infectious, The Cadillac Kings' high energy RnB is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale!" (Blues in Britain).

£12 (£10 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 19 September PETER DONEGAN and THE BAND (as seen on The Voice UK).

Peter Donegan is the son of Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle.  Peter recently made headline news when he appeared on The Voice and duetted with Tom Jones in a song his father wrote for him.  Peter is a talented musician in his own right.  A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he plays Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Banjo, as well as lead vocals.  He has toured with Lonnie Donegan, Van Morrison and Crystal Gale.
Peter and his great band will perform some of Lonnie Donegan's classics and lesser know recordings, combined with original numbers from his latest album which he wrote and recorded in Nashville.  All in all, this will be a great night of Blues, Country and Skiffle, and a lot of foot-stomping fun!

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

 

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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,  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)