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Doors open 8:00pm. 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 envelope to The Eel Pie Club, c/o The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ.  Credit card bookings can be made for all events 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, unless the gig is cancelled, rescheduled or the cancellation of a ticket is Covid related.

The Eel Pie Club welcomes Members and non-Members.  To become a Member of the Eel Pie Club please email eelpieclubuk@gmail.com
 
Thursday 2 December CADILLAC KINGS

Firm favourites on the blues, RnB, rock 'n' roll and swing dance scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature 5 of the UK's top roots musicians, Mike Thomas (vocals, harmonica, slide guitar), Mal Barclay (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Penn (piano, accordion, vocals), Roy Webber (drums) and Paul Cuff (double bass and Fender bass).  Inspired by early rhythm and blues styles with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band that has earned a reputation for wowing audiences from night clubs to festivals, from theatres to dance halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canary Islands to the Arctic Circle.

Their latest album "The Secret of My Success" was unanimously praised in the UK, USA and Europe and was chosen by the UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association as one of the best 3 releases of 2016 (alongside Kaz Hawkins and Joe Bonamassa) in their top 40 blues CDs of the year.

"The UK's premier blues & roots act" John Clarke, The Times.

"A band at the top of their game" Blues Matters Magazine"

12 (10 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

Covid Safety
For everyone's safety, we would respectfully ask that if you have not received a double jab against Covid, that you have a negative day Covid test from your chemist before attending this gig.

 

Wednesday 15 December CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Eel Pie All-Stars plus Guests.

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'.  The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect), Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Alan Glen (formerly with The Yardbirds and Nine Below Zero), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers), Dave Lennox (formerly with Blodwyn Pig), PLUS a host of guest musicians including (at time of writing) Alix Anthony, Belinda Campbell, Paul Cox, Peter French, Mark Freeman, Derek Griffiths, Andrew Heart, Honey B. Mama, Terry Marshall, Dzal Martin, Rebecca Turner, Dudley Tyrrell.

15 (13 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 30 December

(Rescheduled from 20 January 2022).

BLUESCLUB

BluesClub is an All-Star band who have a combined love of the Blues of America from the 1930s to 1970s.  Their set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hookr, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.

The star lin-up is Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler) on keys and steel guitar; William Topley (The Blessing) on vocals; Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head and Pete Townshend) on mouth organ and Jews Harp; Danny Cummings (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler) on drums; and Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney Band and John Mayer) on guitar; and Sophie Lord on bass.

14 (12 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 13 January 2022 DANA GILLESPIE & THE LONDON BLUES BAND

Dana Gillespie made her first record in 1964 and all these years later she is still recording, and released her 70th album at the end of 2019 called 'Under My Bed' for Ace Records.  In the '70s she was the first Mary Magdalene in the West End Musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and also worked with David Bowie as he wrote the song 'Andy Warhol' for her and she sang on his Ziggy Stardust album.  In the '60s and '70s she made many films, but Blues music has always ben her first love and she considers herself a songwriter who sings!  Her musicians are known as The London Blues Band and they are considered to be the cream of the London Blues scene.

14 (12 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 3 February 2022 JOHN IDAN & THE BLUES BAND

CANCELLED

Thursday 17 February 2022 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, who are now joined by Geraint Watkins, Brendan O'Neill and Billy Nicholls, who worked with Ronnie way back in the '60s.  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 more recent albums which have received rave reviews in all the top music press.  Pete Townshend guests on their latest album.

15 (13 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 24 February 2022 CATFISH

International touring blues rock powerhouse, Catfish, are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe.  This year they were nominated for 3 UK blues awards, winning 2 of them - Band of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year (Matt Long).  In 2018 they won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award.
In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British Blues scene.
Their first two albums, 'Broken Man' and 'So Many Roads'  both reached No. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts.  The second of these, 'Broken Man'  was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA.  Their current album, 'Burning Bridges', was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press and has been nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year.
'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.

12 (10 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 10 March 2022 LEAF HOUND

Led by original vocalist, Peter French (also of original and recent Atomic Rooster fame), Leaf Hound was a product of the SW 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 6,000 and was voted the 'Number One most collectible album! in Q Magazine!!
Peter's reputation as a potent lead vocalist also led him to a stint with Carmine Arpice'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 and recorded a new album, Unleashed.  Leaf Hound's Live in Japan CD/DVD and Vinyl was released 6 years ago.  2019 saw the band wow audiences in Italy and Belgium.
Peter 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 Hollywood movie, Adolescence.  Peter's voice was also featured on the theme song from TV's Life on Mars.

13 (11 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 24 March 2022

Part of Rock's Diamond Year 2022 Celebrations
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CYRIL DAVIES TRIBUTE - The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars + a host of guest musicians

One of the most important Eel Pie Club gigs of the year in preserving the heritage of UK Rhythm & Blues which started at The Ealing Club, followed by the Eel Pie Island Jazz Club and The Crawdaddy Club, is the annual Tribute to Cyril Davies by The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-stars.  This year's event forms part of Rock's Diamond Year celebrations.
Some of the best UK blues musicians:  Alan Glen, John O'Leary, Tim Hain, Bob Haddrell, Al Vincent, Peter Miles will be joined by special guests, Paul Cox, Belinda Campbell, Laurie Garman, Don Craine, Dave Peabody, Manny Fizzotti, Nick Hyde, David Raphael, Bob Hokum and more.....

12 (10 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 31 March 2022 THE DAVE KELLY BAND 

Dave Kelly is known as Britain's finest blues slide guitarist, as well as being an excellent vocalist.  He is joint lead singer in The Blues Band of which he was a founder member with Paul Jones.  Dave Kelly and Paul Jones have also been touring with acoustic duo tours over the past 20 years.  Dave does similar tours with Scottish soul queen, Maggie Bell.
Dave's professional career has scanned over 50 years and he has worked with many of his heroes: As well as Hooker, House and Wolf he has played with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Freddie King, Lowll Fulson, The Allman Brothers Band, Bill Payne and James Burton.
The Dave Kelly Band is Dave on guitar and vocals, Pete Emery on guitar, K. T. Homer on bass and vocals, Rob Millis on keyboards and Sam Kelly on drums.

14 (12 Members).  See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 7 April 2022

(Rescheduled from 29 April and 2 September 2021)

Doors 7:30pm.  Music 8:30-11pm.

MARTIN TURNER (EX WISHBONE ASH) 

Martin Turner and his band return to perform two vintage Wishbone Ash albums in their entirety - 1972's Argus (celebrating the album's 50th Anniversary) and 1973's Wishbone Four.  

Featuring epic tracks such as 'The King Will Come', 'Warrior' and 'Throw Down the Sword',  Wishbone Ash's seminal 1972 Argus album achieved a Number 2 UK album chart position and won UK music press 'Album of The Year' awards.  On its 50th anniversary, Argus remains on of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

1973's  Wishbone Four album explored fresh territory and contained shorter songs, a strong folk influence on several tracks, a harder rock sound on others and included stage favourites, 'Doctor', 'Rock n Roll Widow' and 'No Easy Road' alongside deep cuts such as 'Everybody Needs a Friend' and 'Sorrel'.  Wishbone Four reached number 12 in the UK.  This Spring 2020 tour will mark the very first time Wishbone Four has been performed live in its entirety.

This double bill of vintage Wishbone Ash albums is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss.

17 (15 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!  

 

Thursday 5 May 2022 GARY FLETCHER BAND

A founder and ever present member of THE BLUES BAND with Paul Jones, Gary has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Addrley, Guy Barker, and more...
The music straddles blues, Americana and folk, playing guitar, slide banjo, mandolin and ukelele.
The 6-piece line-up is tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles, Lindisfarne, ELO) on violin and mandolin, Alan Glen on harmonica (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Andy Billups (The Hamsters) on bass, Nick Ritchie on lead guitar (Mud) and Sam Kelly on drums (Tom Robinson, Dave Kelly Band).

"I played that track ('Payback') a few weeks ago now, the reaction I got to it was just absolutely fantastic.  I was amazed, you know, by how many emails I got and how enthusiastic everybody was about that track" Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.

12 (10 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 19 May 2022 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 7 July 2022 ROBIN BIBI & THE BLACKJACK HORNS 

The Robin Bibi Band's most recent studio album, the critically acclaimed "No More A Secret" was the band's first 100 percent original album.  It peaked at Number 2 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters chart and received national airplay on BBC Radio 2.  The album features The Blackjack Horns - some of the UK's most distinguised and sought after session musicians.  They are: Gary Barnacle - Sax; Nik Carter - Sax; Jack Birchwood; Trumpet.  They have played with (amongst others) Jamiroquai, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Gloria Gaynor, Ollie Murs and Ed Sheeran.

The Big Band lineup will be performing a string of festival appearances and carefully selected club dates during 2020 and the band are very excited to play the legendary Eel Pie Club . The addition of the Horns gives the band a truly massive sound and is not to be missed!!  https://robinbibiband.co.uk

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