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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 3 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".

11 (9 Members), 5 Students (must bring photo ID)
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Thursday 17 May
Doors 8:15pm. Music 9-11pm.
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.

13 (11 Members) SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 31 May THE CADILLAC KINGS

Since their last visit to the Eel Pie Club in 2014, the Cadillac Kings have gone from strength to strength.  October 2016 saw the release of their 5th album "The Secret of my Success" which quickly ended up on so many playlists that by December 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 to the astonishment of the band one of the album tracks reached No. 1 in Cashbox Magazine's Blues and Boogie Chart in September 2017, and stayed there for 4 weeks, holding off acts such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Samantha Fish etc.

2018 sees the band celebrating its 18th birthday in the company of relative new 'boy' - the multi-talented Tim Penn (ex Kevin Coyne, Eclection, Gordon Smith Band) on piano,  accordion and vocals, alongside ace guitarist Mal Barclay, singer/songwriter Mike Thomas and the top notch rhythm section of double bassist Paul Cuff and drummer Roy Webber.

"Entertaining, authentic and infectious - The Cadillac Kings' high energy R&B is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale!" (Blues in Britain).

11 (9 Members) SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 14 June 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.

Slim Chance are a brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, muscians 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 multifacted 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, 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 28 June SPLIT WHISKERS

"...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.

Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blue, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana and more than a hint of the Delta.  The band's 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 evening's entertainment.  Fronted by Gilby Fat Slim Fletcher on vocals & blues harp and Johnny Magic Boy Wright on vocals and 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI0tMetYiaY
https://www.facebook.com/splitwhiskers/ http://www.splitwhiskers.com/

11 (9 Members) SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Thursday 12 July BIRDWOOD - dedicated to Art Wood

A thrilling 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 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 and Mark Freeeman (currently with The Downliners Sect) on drums; and Chris Parren of The Strawbs is on keyboards.

Tonight's performance will be dedicated to the late Art Wood (elder brother of Ronnie) whose assistance, enthusiasm and encouragement during the Eel Pie Club's early days will never be forgotten. 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 has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and receiving stunning reviews.
With the full blessing of Vincent Crane's widow, the band will be performing album favourites and the hit singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Devils Answer".

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

17 (15 Members) See Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

Sunday 5 August
2-4pm.
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

Visiting from New York, this will be Dona Oxford's only and final UK gig for the remainder of 2018.
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 20 September UNCHAINED - THE BEST OF JOE COCKER

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, based at Heatham House, Twickenham.

12, 10 Members, 5 Students (with photo ID)
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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!

 

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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)