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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 4 May DONA OXFORD - "Goddess of Soul - Queen of Boogie Woogie"

US born-and-raised singer/pianist Doña Oxford will be taking a break from touring with the legendary Albert Lee, as part of his Hogan's Heroes backing band, to appear here at the Eel Pie Club with her very own 4-piece group.  In addition to performing with her own band, Dona has worked as a singer/pianist with some of the finest musicians around. Her CV these days reads like a who's who of popular music, including work with the likes of Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Lonnie Brooks, Shirley Dixon and her idol, former Chuck Berry sideman and father of rock & roll piano, Johnnie Johnson. Now based in LA, California, as well as extensive touring around her native USA Doña's impressive playing and singing has been heard worldwide. She has produced five albums under her own name, the most recent of which, “Soul Quest”, was received with considerable critical acclaim. A high-energy performer with a powerful delivery and stunning piano technique, Doña imbues every song, from ballad to rip roaring classic, with a unique style and delivery. She is promising to bring to the Club this evening a show that is a mixture of "Roots", R&B, Soul and some of the most remarkable Boogie Woogie piano playing you are ever likely to see!  A rare chance to see this terrific performer with her own band that also features James Beck on guitar & vocals, Ben Graham on bass & vocals, Jim Williams on percussion & vocals and Mikey Ciancio on drums. " ...Carole King meets The Rolling Stones" Fortune Magazine; "The next big thing in music" Ewan McGregor; "If she's not coming near you, you need to move" Joe Bonamassa. www.donaoxford.com

£15, £13 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 18 May STEPHEN DALE PETIT BAND

"Petit occupies a stunning middle ground between the fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton" Classic Rock Magazine.  Stephen Dale Petit is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and even B.B.King!  Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. He has since released 4 albums and toured extensively around UK and Europe plus giving masterclass university lectures on blues music and widespread radio airplay. In 2016, he double-headlined with blues-rock titan, Walter Trout.
Rolling Stone Mick Taylor commented: “He’s got his own unique take on contemporary blues… I’ve heard him do a great live version of Freddie King’s “Have You Ever Loved a Woman?” It was wonderful. All his albums are very interesting, he deserves the recognition.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wAZZ9Msm9c

£11, £9 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 8 June

Doors 8pm. Music 8:30-11pm

THE DEPUTIES and FRIENDS + HAMMERTON, LYNTON, HEART & COXON

All welcome to come along and celebrate Gina's big birthday with The Deputies & Friends + Hammerton, Lynton, Heart & Coxon.

The Deputies are a seasoned bunch of musicians who simply love to perform and entertain. They’re regulars on the London music festival scene and guaranteed to get you going!  With their rock 'n' roll/blues/country blend, their sound is reminiscent of legends such as, Hendrix, The Band, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, and Chuck Berry.  Line up is Rick Cassman (vocals & guitar), Richard Lightman (lead guitar), Andrew Heart (bass guitar, Geoff Swettenham (drums), Paul Coppock (mandolin & guitar), Poppy Boden (vocals). Special guests includ Robin Bibi and Pete French.

Hammerton, Lynton & Heart & Coxon are a brand new band. Peter Hammerton and Geoff Coxon played with the legendary RnB Band, The Others, and Coxon is currently drummer with Big Steam, Andrew Heart played with Billy Idol and Bob Geldof, Rod Lynton formed Rupert's People in the 1960s and was guitarist on John Lennon's Imagine album.

£11, £9 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!.

 

Thursday 15 June

THE BOOM BAND


The Boom Band features 4 superb guitarists-Jon Amor (The Hoax), Marcus Bonfanti (Ten Years After), Mark Butcher (solo/former England cricket star) and Matt Taylor (Snowy White/The Motives).  They are joined by keyboard player Paddy Milner (Tom Jones/Jack Bruce/solo).  Their debut album received rave reviews across the board prompting descriptions such as "hugely refreshing", "rousing songwriting" and "a special record" from the music press. Van Morrison declared "this band is great - they're on the money!", after the Boom Band had backed him at the Paul Jones' Charity Show in December 2014.

Every one of the front line is not only a great player but also a fine singer and talented songwriter. Everybody brings something to the party, there are no weak links. And, perhaps remarkably, at the same time there are no egos. Everyone has the experience and temperament to be able to sit back and let others shine and then step up and shine themselves when the time is right. The band is currently in the process of writing new material for their second studio album, due this year.

http://www.matttaylor.info/the-boom-band

£15, £13 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 29 June EEL PIE ALL-STARS Benefit for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of ART WOOD

Annual event to benefit Prostate Cancer UK 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 and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect, Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Andrew Heart (ex Billy Idol, Bob Geldof Band), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox formerly with Blodwyn Pig, + a host of special guests.

£13, £11Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 13 July 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

£12, £10 Members, £5 Students (with photo ID) SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 27 July 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 20 Years with their own searing brand of Blues/Rock.  This will be their 6th visit to The Eel Pie Club and they have picked up a considerable fan base both at the Club and throughout the UK.  Led by founding member, guitarist/vocalist Russell “Hitman” Alexander with his gravely 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 band’s latest album, Blues Enough has received fantastic reviews in the American music press. 

Hitman will be at the Eel Pie Club with his full New York band, including brass section.  Not to be missed! www.hitmanbluesband.com

£12, £10 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 10 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 Hudson, 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 Denmark in April 1968.  The coming together of five great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!  http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/related/gob/gob.asp

£11, £9 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 24 August BOOTLEG BLONDIE - Eel Pie Summer Special! 


BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before it's demise in 2006. CBGB’s was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.

Bootleg Blondie has played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric’s in Liverpool, and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard they were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish them good luck with their show and when Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that Bootleg Blondie were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to meet him to sign their bass drum skin.
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie's pride & joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie band members.

Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!

http://www.bootlegblondie.co.uk/

£14, £12 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 21 September BIRDWOOD

A thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on Eel Pie Island in th 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, Art Wood All-Stars,  Downliners Sect) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards.

£11, £9 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 28 September

SLIM CHANCE

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.

Slim Chance are 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'.
Since 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, there has been 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, Steve Bingham, plus guests including Geraint Watkins, 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 new album "On The Move" which has received rave reviews in all the top music press.

£15, £13 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 12 October JOHN IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND

John Idan is lead guitarist/vocalist with the world famous Yardbirds.  He is taking a break from touring to play at The Eel Pie Club with his own band, The Natural Blues Band - which he originally formed in his home city of Detroit.

£13, £11 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 19 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 Parad.  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/harmonica), Mark Freeman (drums).

£12, £10 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 30 November GENO WASHINGTON & THE YO YOS

Geno Washington is still the ultimate 60s soul man, enjoying cult status in soul, blues and RnB scenes, mainly due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer.
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 cho to 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.
Always ready to rock the house, the king of the swingers, Geno Washington, is the incarnation of all things 60s.  Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, all will have a great time when the good time guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.

£16,  £14 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)