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'.
For our last event of the year, we have our annual Christmas Singaround, and once more we'll be donating all of the admission money to Crisis at Christmas. Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Bring a song or a carol and enjoy a mince pie or two and some snacks courtesy of The Cabbage Patch pub. TwickFolk singarounds are very informal.... there's no booked guests or sound equipment. We usually sit in a circle and take it in turns to entertain each other. You can "pass" if you prefer, or make requests instead.
We usually finish the evening off with a mass rendition of Ralph McTell's Streets of London
We bring chocolates and some snacks... and invariably there are some sandwiches and mince pies courtesy of the pub!
BluesClub's star line-up is Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfer) on Keys & Steel Guitar; Danny Cummings (Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler) on vocals; Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head and Pete Townshend) on Mouth Organ and Jews Harp; Paul Beavis (Andy Fairweather-Lowe Band) on Drums; and Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney Band and John Mayer) on Guitar; Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) on Guitar; Alan Rogan who is currently Pete Townshend's guitar tech) on Fender bass).
With a combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930s to the '70s, BluesClub's set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.
'The Best Rock 'n' Roll Tribute Band in The World', this magnificent band returns to The Eel Pie Club for two hours of nostalgia playing the best of 1964-1969 - Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away, Get Off My Cloud, It's All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mother's Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Two Thousand Light Years from Home, Let's Spend The Night Togther, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and all those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards' mother as 'outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones', Rollin' Stoned have also been described by The Times as 'The nearest thing to the real article' and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band's birthday!
Peter Donegan is son of Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle. Peter is a talented musician in his own right and he has joined forces with the band that toured with the legend for the last 30 years. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Banjo, as well as lead vocals.Peter is not only a talented performer, having toured with Van Morrison and Crystal Gale, but is also a talented songwriter. Having developed his own style, Peter accompanied by the Lonnie Donegan Band will perform some of Lonnie's classics such as "Putting On The Style", "Have a Drink On Me", "Rock Island Line", and "Pick a Bale of Cotton" to name just a few. But they also delve into some of Lonnie's lesser, known recordings. This combined with original numbers written by Peter adds up to a great night of Skiffle, Blues, Jazz and a lot of foot-stomping fun!
British Blues Award winners, Catfish, have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 22 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. The band crashed into the blues scene in January 2015 with their debut album, 'So Many Roads', going straight in at No. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts. Their EP, a tribute to BB King called 'When BB Sings the Blues', charted at No. 5 in February 2016. They received 2 nominations in the British Blues Awards 2015, taking third in Emerging Artist, and followed this with three in 2016, taking first in keyboards and third in Young Artist. In January 2017 they released their much-anticipated second album 'Broken Man' which is almost entirely original material. Broken Man also reached No. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts in March 2017. This is blues with a very broad brush - from epic prog anthems to stripped back piano ballads. www.catfishbluesband.co.uk
Catfish's new Broken Man album... is a turning point for the band showing that not only is Catfish one of the best live bands on the blues circuit at the moment, but that the calibre of their songwriting matches that.' Blues in Britain.
'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...'
Blues Matters Magazine August 2017
These guys have every right to be called true originals. They were at the forefront of the British R&B revolution in the early sixties and can trace their musical lineage through that period to today via an impressive individual and collective history. Paul, Rob and Geoff were members of the legendary band The Others, who also happened to be the third Crawdaddy Club house band following The Stones and The Yardbirds, whilst Tim was guitarist with that mighty power trio Smile whose other members were Brian May and Roger Taylor who, of course went on to form Queen. This illustrious pedigree resulted in the formation and evolution of a truly original band whose output firmly based in their roots promises an exciting set of classics, standards and punchy original material.
Some of the finest musicians in the UK will pay tribute to the music of Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner and the release in 1963 of 'Country Line Spcial/Chicago Calling'. This annual All-Star event is one of the most popular in the Eel Pie Club calendar. The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars are: Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Downliners Sect, Savoy Brown), Tim Penn (Cadillac Kings), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies, Martha and The Vandellas), Al Vincent (Daniel Smith Band), Peter Miles (Joann Kelly, Radical Sheiks).
Special guests include (subject to availability) Ali Maas, Paul Cox, Don Craine, Dave Raphael, Tim Hain, Bob Hokum, Nick Hyde, Robin Bibi, Laurie Garman more...
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash's heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured.
Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There's The Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. Martin Turner, the definitive voice, creative force and founding member of the British rock legends continues to perform the band's best loved works with his current line-up - guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown - and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
For tonight's gig, Martin and the band will be performing the popular 1974 album "There's the Rub" in full as part of the performanc, plus more... h4. More Information