Events :: show

Eel Pie Club : DONA OXFORD - "Goddess of Soul, Queen of Boogie" Kaleb McKane

US born-and-raised singer/pianist Dona Oxford will be taking a break from touring with the legendary Albert Lee, as part of his Hogan's Heroes backing band, to appear here at the Eel Pie Club with her very own 4-piece group. In addition to performing with her own band, Dona has worked as a singer/pianist with some of the finest musicians around. Her CV these days reads like a who's who of popular music, including work with the likes of Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Lonnie Brooks, Shirley Dixon and her idol, former Chuck Berry sideman and father of rock & roll piano, Johnnie Johnson. Now based in LA, California, as well as extensive touring around her native USA Doña's impressive playing and singing has been heard worldwide. She has produced five albums under her own name, the most recent of which, "Soul Quest", was received with considerable critical acclaim. A high-energy performer with a powerful delivery and stunning piano technique, Dona imbues every song, from ballad to rip roaring classic, with a unique style and delivery. She is promising to bring to the Club this evening a show that is a mixture of "Roots", R&B, Soul and some of the most remarkable Boogie Woogie piano playing you are ever likely to see! A rare chance to see this terrific performer with her own band that also features James Beck on guitar & vocals, Ben Graham on bass & vocals, Jim Williams on percussion & vocals and Mikey Ciancio on drums. " ...Carole King meets The Rolling Stones" Fortune Magazine; "The next big thing in music" Ewan McGregor; "If she's not coming near you, you need to move" Joe Bonamassa. www.donaoxford.com.

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

May
Thursday
4
8pm  

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust : Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection

Written and performed by Giles Abbott

Award-winning blind storyteller weaves the complexities of Pope's life:

"One of the best nights I've spent at a live performance"

"Moved me to tears"

"Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way"

  • Strawberry Hill House - 17th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The National Portrait Gallery - 25th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The Alexander Pope Hotel, Twickenham, 26th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • In Pope's Grotto - 10th and 24th June 2017 (rolling performances)

Booking information: www.popesgrotto.org.uk/news

For information on Giles Abbott please visit: www.gilesabbott.com

Venue

Strawberry Hill House

Event Sponsor

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust

May
Wednesday
17
7pm  

Eel Pie Club : 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."

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

May
Thursday
18
8pm  

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust : Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection

Written and performed by Giles Abbott

Award-winning blind storyteller weaves the complexities of Pope's life:

"One of the best nights I've spent at a live performance"

"Moved me to tears"

"Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way"

  • Strawberry Hill House - 17th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The National Portrait Gallery - 25th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The Alexander Pope Hotel, Twickenham, 26th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • In Pope's Grotto - 10th and 24th June 2017 (rolling performances)

Booking information: www.popesgrotto.org.uk/news

For information on Giles Abbott please visit: www.gilesabbott.com

Venue

The Alexander Pope Hotel

Event Sponsor

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust

May
Friday
26
7pm  

Eel Pie Club : DEPUTIES Guests HAMMERTON, HEART, LYNTON, COXON

The Deputies are a seasoned bunch of musicians who simply love to perform and entertain. They're regulars on the London music festival scene and guaranteed to get you going! With their rock 'n' roll/ blues/country blend, their sound is reminiscent of legends such as, Hendrix, The Band, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, and Chuck Berry. Line up is Rick Cassman (vocals & guitar), Richard Lightman (lead guitar), Andrew Heart (bass guitar, Geoff Swettenham (drums), Paul Coppock (mandolin & guitar), Poppy Boden (vocals). Special guests to be confirmed.

Hammerton, Heart, Lynton & Coxon are a brand new band. Peter Hammerton and Geoff Coxon were with the legendary RnB Band, The Others, Andrew Heart played with Billy Idol and Bob Geldof, Rod Lynton formed Rupert's People in the 1960s and was guitarist on John Lennon's Imagine album.

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

June
Thursday
8
8pm  

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust : Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection

Written and performed by Giles Abbott

Award-winning blind storyteller weaves the complexities of Pope's life:

"One of the best nights I've spent at a live performance"

"Moved me to tears"

"Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way"

  • Strawberry Hill House - 17th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The National Portrait Gallery - 25th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The Alexander Pope Hotel, Twickenham, 26th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • In Pope's Grotto - 10th and 24th June 2017 (rolling performances)

Booking information: www.popesgrotto.org.uk/news

For information on Giles Abbott please visit: www.gilesabbott.com

Venue

In Pope's Grotto

Event Sponsor

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust

June
Saturday
10
 

Eel Pie Club : THE BOOM BAND

The Boom Band features 4 superb guitarists-Jon Amor (The Hoax), Marcus Bonfanti (Ten Years After), Mark Butcher (solo/former England cricket star) and Matt Taylor (Snowy White/The Motives). They are joined by keyboard player Paddy Milner (Tom Jones/Jack Bruce/solo). Their debut album received rave reviews across the board prompting descriptions such as "hugely refreshing", "rousing songwriting" and "a special record" from the music press. Van Morrison declared "this band is great - they're on the money!", after the Boom Band had backed him at the Paul Jones' Charity Show in December 2014.

Every one of the front line is not only a great player but also a fine singer and talented songwriter. Everybody brings something to the party, there are no weak links. And, perhaps remarkably, at the same time there are no egos. Everyone has the experience and temperament to be able to sit back and let others shine and then step up and shine themselves when the time is right. The band is currently in the process of writing new material for their second studio album, due 2017.

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

June
Thursday
15
8pm  

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust : Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection

Written and performed by Giles Abbott

Award-winning blind storyteller weaves the complexities of Pope's life:

"One of the best nights I've spent at a live performance"

"Moved me to tears"

"Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way"

  • Strawberry Hill House - 17th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The National Portrait Gallery - 25th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • The Alexander Pope Hotel, Twickenham, 26th May 2017 at 7.00 pm
  • In Pope's Grotto - 10th and 24th June 2017 (rolling performances)

Booking information: www.popesgrotto.org.uk/news

For information on Giles Abbott please visit: www.gilesabbott.com

Venue

In Pope's Grotto

Event Sponsor

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust

June
Saturday
24
 

Eel Pie Club : EEL PIE ALL-STARS Benefit for Prostate Cancer UK

Annual event to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity in memory of Art Wood, a wonderful character, vocalist and artist who was brother of Rolling Stone, Ronnie.

Art was a talented vocalist with his own band, The Artwoods, and with Alexis Korner and the Cyril Davies All-Stars and he was an integral part of the Eel Pie Club in its early days where he fronted The Art Wood All-Stars.

His birthday would have been on 7 July so in memory of Art, this will be a great night of rockin' rhythm and blues in the spirit of Art from the Eel Pie All-Stars plus special guests.

The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect), Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Andrew Heart (Billy Idol, Bob Geldof), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers), and Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig).

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

June
Thursday
29
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : PAUL LAMB

Paul Lamb is the Undisputed Master of the Blues Harmonica . The band have won British Blues Band of the Year several times and UK Album of the Year. Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes are amongst the British Blues Hall of Fame, having worked and toured many times with such greats as Pete Waterman, Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart and Jimmy Nail, to name a few.

The lineup includes Chad Strentz on vocals and rhythm guitar, Rod Demick on vocals and bass guitar, Ryan 'Junior' Lamb on lead guitar and Dino Coccia on drums.

"Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come"

Blueprint

www.paullamb.com

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

July
Thursday
13
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : HITMAN BLUES BAND

"The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place."

Muzicreviews.com

The Hitman Blues Band has been rocking New York for 20 Years with their own searing brand of Blues/Rock. This will be their 6th visit to The Eel Pie Club and they have picked up a considerable fan base both at the Club and throughout the UK. Led by founding member, guitarist/vocalist Russell "Hitman" Alexander with his gravely vocals and gritty blues fretwork, Russ has also shared the stage with Johnny Copeland, LaVette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots and Whitney Houston. The band's latest album, Blues Enough has received fantastic reviews in the American music press.

Hitman will be at the Eel Pie Club with his full New York band, including brass section. Not to be missed!!

www.hitmanbluesband.com

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

July
Thursday
27
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : GOOD OLD BOYS

An evening with The Good Old Boys is an exhilerating experience and one not to be missed. Originally formed as a vehicle to play live Rock and R&B whenever the members were free from touring with their own bands, The Good Old Boys are Nick Simper, Peter Parks, Alan Barratt, Simon Bishop and Richard Hudson, and they have played with, or alongside, Deep Purple, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, BB King, Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett and the Rebelrousers, The Tremelos and The Strawbs.

Their 2009 live album was recorded at an all day Deep Purple convention in 2008 to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Deep Purple performance in Denmark in April 1968.

The coming together of five great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

August
Thursday
10
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : BOOTLEG BLONDIE

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.

Bootleg Blondie has played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric's in Liverpool, 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'!

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

August
Thursday
24
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : SLIM CHANCE at Eel Pie Club

Slim Chance are a 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' at one of their regular London gigs. before he went on to pursue his unique musical vision with Slim Chance. Since then, 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, have led to a resurgence of interest in Ronnie Lane's music and the band, Slim Chance.

Their set includes a host of as well as original tracks from their new album "On The Move" which is getting rave reviews in all the top music press.

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

September
Thursday
28
8pm  

Eel Pie Club : GENO WASHINGTON

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 club land used to echo to the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno!

Geno Washington & The Yo Yo's feature members of the super tight Ram Jam Band, playing a blistering set of pared down street soul, RNB and house rockin' blues.

Always ready to rock the house, the king of the swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things 60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, all will have a great time when the good time guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.

Details

  • Doors 8:30pm
  • Music from 9:15-11pm (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Tickets cash on door (if still available) or credit card in advance via www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Club

November
Thursday
30
8pm