Very much part of the London Rhythm and Blues scene in the 1960s, 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 Parad.
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).
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 ach 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 .
The band features Paul Cox on vocals, Mike Summerland on guitar, Nigel Hardy on bass, Pete Stroud on drums, Dave Moore on keys and backing vocals by Stephanie Whitelock.
Led by original vocalist, Pete French (also frontman of the original and current re-formed Atomic Rooster), Leaf Hound was a product of the SW London rock scene of the late '60s which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971 Growers of Mushroom album has achieved massive cult status and has just won the accolade of being the most valuable album to exchange hands, at a whopping $6,184 .
Pete's reputation as a potent lead vocalist led him to stints as frontman to Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus and the popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album, Ducks in Flight, which featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.
This album is currently re-released on Repertoire Records .
Pete reformed Leaf Hound in 2004 and since then the band has re-issued the Growers of Mushroom album with 1 additional track and recorded a new album, Unleashed.
Leaf Hound's Live in Japan CD/DVD and Vinyl was released 4 years ago via Ripple Music.
Tonight's line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Jim Rowland on drums. www.leafhound.net Pete's vocals on Leaf Hound's song, Freelance Fiend, was the soundtrack to the Casio G-Shock Watches advert on cinemas worldwide.
His voice was also featured on the theme song from TV's 'Life on Mars'.
Benefit to raise funds for The Eel Pie Club to purchase acoustic curtains for the stage.
At the moment it is difficult for the musicians to hear themselves on stage as the music from the monitors on the stage bounces off the hard wall .
The acoustic curtains will offer an improvement to the sound both on stage and for the audience .
Admission includes mixed Hot Food Platter per table plus some blues/rock by guitarist/vocalist Peter Hammerton and prizes for quiz and raffle winners .
Patchworks (downstairs from the Eel Pie Club), The Cabbage Patch. 7pm for 7:30pm.
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.
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 clubland used to cho to the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno! Geno Washington & The Yo Yos features members of the super tight Ram Jam Band, playing a blistering set of pared down street soul, RnB and house rockin' blues .
The Eel Pie Club Christmas Party is now famous! Great music, great fun, free mince pies and mulled wine (if you get there early enough), and the 'best party in town'.