The Eel Pie Club was voted 'Best place
to hear rhythm and blues music in the UK' in The Guardian in January
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Advance tickets for
gigs can also be obtained by post by sending cheque made payable to 'The Eel
Pie Club' and sending with sae to The Eel Pie Club, c/o Executive Mortgages
& Investments Ltd., 1st Floor, 6 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AA.
Club is open to Members and non-Members. To become a Member of the Eel
Pie Club, download Membership Application Form
Eel Pie Club Gig is:
Summer Special with BOOTLEG
BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band
and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City
before it's demise in 2006. CBGB’s was the Holy Grail of American Punk and
New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.
Blondie has played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the
Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric’s in Live
and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The
Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all
the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially
endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard they
were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish them good luck with their show
and when Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that Bootleg
Blondie were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to
meet him to sign their bass drum skin.
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and
the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is
typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners,
thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie's pride
& joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the
Blondie band members.
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis
who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!
Bootleg Blondie will be recreating the real Blondie's 1974 chart topping
album, Parallel Lines.
£12 Members SEE Tickets
EELPILAND - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues
Over the Summer of 2013, Aurora Metro Arts &
Media, a Twickenham-based arts and education charity, in assosciation with
Arts Richmond and The Eel Pie Club is celebrating
the fantastic music heritage of Twickenham and Eel Pie Island where in the
early 1960s The Eel Pie Island Jazz Club became a focal point of the English
RnB scene. The Project includes an
Exhibition at The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Twickenham from 1August to
29 September, curated by Michele Whitby, co-author of the book, Eel
Pie Island; a Film capturing Eel Pie Island’s extraordinary history
through first hand account from the people who were there; a book, The
British Beat Explosion, commemorating the Eel Pie scene, and two local
gigs at The Eel Pie Club featuring a range of bands and guest musicians
including The Carnabys, The Others, and Birdwood + guests.
More information from www.eelpieisland.com
Supported by the National Lottery through
the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Tom Nolan resigns as Chairman of The Eel Pie
At the end of March 2011, co-founder of
The Eel Pie Club, Tom Nolan, moved to Cornwall and resigned his position of
Chairman. Gina Way is now Chairman/Treasurer and Warren Walters is
Secretary. Tom is now Honorary Chairman.
Eel Pie Island Heritage Board and Bronze
The Heritage Board and Bronze Plaque paying
tribute to the bands and musicians who in their early careers played on Eel
Pie Island, are now in place on Twickenham Embankment, opposite The Barmy
Arms Public House, just across the river from The Island.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIEUM - A Night of
8 November 2008
The Movieum of London - the new Movie Museum
situated in the historic County Hall Building near The London Eye was the
venue for a charity event to benefit The Starlight Children's Charity.
Not only was there music from the Eel Pie Club but original 1960s movie
footage from films such as The Italian Job and Tommy, plus a
roaming 'Charlie Chaplin'. Nigel Planer was also there to listen to
the music and draw the raffle.
the first time in history that the former GLC Debating Chamber had been used
for a music performance - and what a great venue! The audience sat on
the original green leather chairs in the round, and our Eel Pie Club sign
was hung on Ken's throne. A host of musicians, including The Ali Mac Band, The Blue Bishops, The Dowliners Sect, The Eel
Pie All-Stars with special guests Mick Avory (The Kinks) and
Top Topham (original Yardbirds); Leaf Hound and The Pretty Things
gave memorable performances. The Riverside Cafe, overlooking The
Thames, The London Eye and Big Ben, played host to
acoustic music from Richard Lightman, The Malchicks, and Steve Whalley
and Nigel Hardy.
Many thanks to all the staff at The Movieum
of London and all the musicians and performers concerned for a memorable
Check out some photos in our Gallery.
ART - Tribute to Art Wood and Celebration of
This amazing event literally 'brought the house
down'. The ceiling started to crumble over Hogg's drummer, Martin
Wright, then later, started coming down in chunks over Kenney Jones.
Neither one missed a beat! And, more importantly, they were not hurt.
We like to think it was Art dancing on the roof! It was a fantastic night and everyone
seemed to know why
they were there. The highlight had to be Ronnie Wood and Geno
Washington joining The Artwoods (Derek Griffiths, Jon Lord and Malcolm Pool
with Ali Mackenzie on vocals and Chris Hunt on drums).
The event raised £8,418 for The Prostate
You can see photos in our Gallery.
Our continued thanks to Simon Leak at Executive Mortgages, 1st Floor, 6 Park
Road, Teddington TW11 0AA for allowing us to use his office space for the Eel Pie Club.
We recommend Simon for advice on mortgages and financial matters.