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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.

 

Saturday 24 February

Eel Pie Island Museum opening

The Eel Pie Island Museum is opening in Twickenham on Saturday 24 February and will be open to the public Thursdays to Sundays 12.00 to 6.00pm.  It will be celebrating all that has made this little island famous - from its unique working boatyards to the part The Eel Pie Island played in the British Blues Explosion of the 1960's and how it helped superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart kick start their musical careers www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk

 

20 January 2018 We were very shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Rodford last night.  He was an excellent musician, a true gentleman and genuinely nice person who played at The Eel Pie Club many times with both the Kast Off Kinks and The Blue Bishops. R.I.P. Jim.

 

3 May 2018 Acoustic curtains now up at Eel Pie Club.  They look the business and the sound is much improved. Thanks to all our supporters for your help in raising the funds.
The next Eel Pie Club Gig is:

TRIBUTE TO MEMPHIS SLIM

Thursday 4 October
Doors 8:30pm. Music 9-11pm

 

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!

 

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.