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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 18 October
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).

£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'.

Eel Pie All-Stars are: Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect), Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds), Chris Hunt (The Bruvvers), Dave Lennox (x Blodwyn Pig). Guests (at time of writing) include Mick Avory (The Kinks), Belinda Campbell (The Deputies), Paul Cox, Mark Freeman (Rollin' Stoned, Downliners Sect), Pete French (Atomic Rooster, Leaf Hound), Derek Griffiths (The Artwoods), Peter Hammerton (ex The Others), Andrew Heart (ex Bob Geldof band), Ali Mackenzie (The Birds), Dzal Martin (The Equals, Box of Frogs, We Will RockYou), Cleo Sylvestre (aka Honey B Mama).

£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!

 

Wednesday 16 January

Doors 8:15pm. Music 9-11pm.

MUD MORGANFIELD (aka  MUDDY WATERS JR.)

Making his third visit to The Eel Pie Club, Mud Morganfield is a multi-award winning artist and an established star in the world of Blues music.  The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues.  Mud's singing is firmly in the best traditions of Chicago blues, and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today.  His big, powerful voice conveys deep emotional resonance on the slow numbers and good old-fashioned testosterone-laden strut on those classic shuffles.  He is acclaimd by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability.
Mud's latest album, They Call Me Mud, was released in March 2018 and is getting extensive airplay and great reviews.  His award-winning album, Son of the Seventh Son was nominated in the Best Album and the Traditional Blues Male Artist Album categories of the 2013 Blues Foundation Music Awards.  He went on to appear on BBC's Later....with Jools Holland.  More info at
www.mudmorganfieldblues.com

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

ALL TICKETS £20 ON THE DOOR

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 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!

 

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!

 

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 Geoff Swettenham (Grapefruit) signed to The Beatles label Apple in the mid sixties 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 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).

£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!

 

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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)