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.
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|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".
(£9 Members), £5 Students (must bring photo ID)
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 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 embrace
excellence when playing live, the show is a complete experience - you will
leave after feeling refreshed and invigorated by their blues..." BBC
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
£11 (£9 Members) SEE Tickets BUY NOW!
|Thursday 12 July||
BIRDWOOD - dedicated to Art
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.
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.
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
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.
|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.
£15 (£13 Members). See Tickets BUY NOW!
Thursday 23 August
Doors 8:15pm. Music 8:45-11pm.
GENO WASHINGTON & THE YO
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.
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.
£15 (£13 Members) See
|Thursday 20 September||
UNCHAINED - THE BEST OF JOE
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.
£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)
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.
£13 (£11 Members) See Tickets BUY NOW!
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