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The Eel Pie Club was voted 'Best place to hear rhythm and blues music in the UK' in The Guardian in January 2009

SEE Tickets are now processing credit card bookings (booking fee applies) for all of our gigs for both Members and non-Members.  Just go into 'Future Club Dates' and click on the BUY NOW! links.  Sorry, we cannot give refunds on unused tickets.

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.

The Club is open to Members and non-Members.  To become a Member of the Eel Pie Club, download Membership Application Form here.

 

The next Eel Pie Club Gig is:

SLIM CHANCE

Thursday 28 September

Slim Chance has its origin in the early seventies, 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 brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, musicians 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 multifaceted 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, 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 new album "On The Move" which has received rave reviews in all the top music press.

£15, £13 Members SEE Tickets  BUY NOW!

 

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 Islandís 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 Club 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 Plaque


 

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 Legends
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.

It was 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 night.

Check out some photos in our Gallery.

ART - Tribute to Art Wood and Celebration of His Life 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 Cancer Charity.

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.