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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 12 July BIRDWOOD - dedicated to Art Wood

BIRDWOOD is a thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on the famous Eel Pie Island in the 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).

- 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 keboards.

Tonight's performance will be dedicated to the late Art Wood (brother of Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones) whose assistance, enthusiasm and encouragement will never be forgotten.  Art died from Prostate Cancer in 2006. 7 July would have been Art Wood's Birthday and every year The Eel Pie Club remembers Art with a special gig in his memory.  There will be a raffle to benefit Prostate Cancer UK.

11 (£9 Members) SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 26 July
Doors 8:15pm. Music 9-11pm.
ATOMIC ROOSTER

A very special treat at The Eel Pie Club tonight!! - The newly re-formed Atomic Rooster featuring 2 original members, Peter French on vocals and Steve 'Boltz' Bolton on guitar.
This band which re-formed last year, with the full blessing of Vincent Crane's widow, has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and receiving stunning reviews:
"Pete French sounded amazing from the start.  One song in to Atomic Rooster's set and it was hard to imagine a better vocalist all weekend...It's no secret that Steve Bolton is a master axeman and he led the band through a stunning version of Black Snake before unleashing an instrumental in honour of Vincent Crane" Colin Davies.

Completing the line-up are Shug Millage (bass), Bo Walsh (drums) and Adrian Gautrey (organ/keys). 

The band will be performing album favourites and the hit singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Devils Answer".

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

 

Sunday 29 July
12 midday to 7:30pm
Strawberry Hill House, Waldgrave Road.
STRAWBERRY HILL MUSIC & FUN DAY

Acts include Little Steam, The Deputies, Nark Drool & The Shudders, Northsyde, The Mustangs, The Persuaders feat. Robin Bibi and The Launchers feat. Jim Sole. More info from www.strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk

Please come and visit us at our Eel Pie Club stand.

 

Sunday 5 August
2-4pm.
The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment TW1
TWICKENHAM '60's DAY

Come and celebrate Twickenham in the 1960's outside The Barmy Arms Public House, just over the bridge from Eel Pie Island.  The Eel Pie All-Stars will be playing from 2-4pm and there will be drinks and BBQ all afternoon.  The Mods will be there with their fabulous Lambrettas and Scooters.

FREE.

Thursday 9 August DONA OXFORD - 'QUEEN OF BOOGIE WOOGIE' - ONLY AND FINAL UK GIG!

Visiting from the USA, this will be DONA OXFORD'S ONLY AND FINAL UK GIG as Dona quits touring to explore new avenues!  This promises to be a special (and emotional) night!

Dona Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who's Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock 'n' Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to "Gladys Knight meets The Rolling Stones". 
As a keyboardist, Dona has played with many Rock and Blues legends including (to name a few) Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Albert Lee, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Chris Farlowe, Andy Fairweather Low, Mike Berry, Shakin' Stevens, and her idol, the former Chuck Berry sideman and Father or Rock 'n' Roll Piano, Mr. Johnnie Johnson!
Known as the 'Goddess of Soul, Blues & Boogie', Dona brings her sassy, soulful band throughout the world, touring over 22 countries and 48 States.  In addition to recording 4 albums of her own, she also finds time to play on numerous Grammy and Handy winning albums and movie scores including the Eddie Murphy box office hit, "Norbit", the Martin Lawrence film, "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" and the very funny Comedy Central favourite, "Senior Skip Day".
Dona's high energy, funky, groovy, gritty and raucous sound will get the crowd on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  Don't miss the artist that Golden Globe Nominee, Ewan McGreggor said was "The next big thing in music!"
"You're a bitch!" -
Keith Richards, ..."Carole King meets The Rolling Stones" - M. Peters, Fortune Magazine. "A Two-fisted keyboard dynamo!" - Gary U.S. Bonds, "Such a great performer" - Albert Lee.  www.donaoxford. com

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

 

Thursday 23 August
Doors 8:15pm. Music 8:45-11pm.
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 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 6 September
Doors 8pm. Music 8:30-11pm.
THE PRETTY THINGS - final tour and FINAL ACOUSTIC SHOW EVER!

The Pretty Things have been at the heart of the UK Rhythm & Blues Scene for over 50 years.  2018 will be their final tour and The Eel Pie Club will be hosting their FINAL ACOUSTIC SHOW EVER, featuring original vocalist, Phil May, and original guitarist, Dick Taylor who will be joined by Sam Brothers on acoustic slide guitar, backing vocals and harp, plus maybe a guest or two.
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.  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 psychedalia, their famous rock opera, S.F. Sorrow, and heavy metal - then back to the music that made them famous - Rhythm and Blues.

Plus support by Sam Brothers.

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

ALL TICKETS £17.50 CASH ON THE NIGHT!

 

Thursday 13 September

SPLIT WHISKERS

Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana and more than a hint of the Delta. The bandís fame is spreading and they are becoming one of the busiest bands at blues venues and festivals around the UK. They have been heavily influenced by their original drummer of 9 years who played with Howling Wolf, Little Walter Jacobs, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Their superb musicianship, along with their infectious humour on stage, promises a great eveningís entertainment.  Fronted by Gilby Fat Slim Fletcher on vocals & blues harp and Johnny 'Magic Boy' Wright on vocals & acoustic, resonator & electric guitars. They are joined by: Matt Big Willie Willshaw on keys, Alex the Danger Angel Machell on bass and Tony Hi Hat Hill on drums. 
"...Split Whiskers embrace excellence when playing live, the show is a complete experience,you will leave after feeling refreshed and invigorated by their blues..." BBC Radio. "...must go and see them..." Blues Matters Magazine

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

 

Thursday 20 September UNCHAINED - THE BEST OF JOE COCKER

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of 'Little Help From My Friends'

An original project in tribute to Joe Cocker with a 5-piece band plus backing singers, led by the charismatic voice of 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.  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.
The band features Paul Cox on vocals, Mike Summerland on guitar, Nigel Hardy on bass, Pete Stroud on drums, Dave Moore on keys and backing vocals by Stephanie Whitelock.

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

 

Thursday 4 October TRIBUTE TO MEMPHIS SLIM

This unique-in-the-world tribute to one of the blues giants has been given the thumbs up by Peter Chatman, the son of Memphis Slim, and has been performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The Boisdale, Canary Wharf, and was a huge success when performed at The Eel Pie Club in 2017.

The band features top blues musicians, including Eric Ranzoni who has been playing keyboards with Mud Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters, for 8 years; Pete Pritchard on bass who has played with, among others, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alvin Lee and Elvis Presley's original guitarist, Scotty Moore.  On guitar is Mal Barclay of The Cadillac Kings, and on drums, George Hart. This tribute was inspired by Eric Ranzoni's meeting in Paris with drummer Michel Denis and pianist Jean-Paul Amouroux who both played with Memphis Slim during his French years later in his life.

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

 

Thursday 18 October
Doors 7:45pm. Music 8:15-11pm.
THE DOWNLINERS SECT

Very much part of the London Rhythm and Blues scene in the 1960s, and cited as an inspiration to David Bowie, Van Morrison and Thee Headcoats, 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/harmonica), Mark Freeman (drums).

Support by Powerjam Youth Group, a Not-for-Profit "school of Rock & Pop" in Twickenham.

£12, £10 Members, £5 Students (with photo ID)
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Thursday 1 November 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 Tremolos and The Strawbs.

The coming together of five great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite.

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

 

Thursday 15 November
Doors 8:15pm. Music 9-11pm.
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!

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

 

Thursday 29 November 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 King Snakes 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) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 6 December JOHN IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND

John Idan is current 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, featuring Bob Haddrell on keyboards and Foxx on bass.  John originally formed this band in his home city of Detroit.

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

 

Wednesday 19 December CHRISTMAS PARTY!! - Eel Pie All-Stars + Guest Musicians

The Eel Pie Club Christmas Party is now famous! Great music, great fun, free mince pies and mulled wine (if you get there early enough), and 'the best party in town'.

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

 

Thursday 10 January 2019

Doors 8pm. Music 8:30pm-11pm

MACK featuring TOMMY HARE

TOMMY HARE has a deep and soulful voice that has been described as a mixture of gravel and honey that belies his relative youth.  Tommy also plays guitar, keyboards and harmonica and has shared the stage with some of the musical greats including Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.  He draws on experience gained from working with members of both the Rolling Stones and The Faces.  Tommy says he cobbles together his sound from a broad palette of the cultures of the American south to form a kind of 'country soul'.

MACK are an eight-piece band from London.  Formed in 2013, the band melds the sounds of the Deep South of the USA with a distinctive South London twist.

Opening the proceedings is the seasoned blues guitarist/vocalist, ROBERT HOKUM.

A FANTASTIC FIRST GIG OF 2019!!

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

 

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 (subject to availability. Final line-up to be confirmed nearer the date):

Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfer) on Keys & Steel Guitar;

William Topley (The Blessing) and Danny Cummings (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler) on vocals;

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

Paul Beavis (Andy Fairweather-Lowe Band) on Drums;

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

Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) on Guitar

£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 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!

 

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!

 

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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)