Image: Cat Pearson
Location To find the natural venue for UK Rhythm & Blues, go over Richmond Bridge, head towards Eel Pie Island, then make a right until you almost reach Twickenham Station (where Long John Baldry discovered Rod Stewart busking) and you will see The Cabbage Patch Public House on your left. Every other Thursday the heritage of Richmond Rhythm & Blues is celebrated upstairs at The Eel Pie Club in the area where it all began in the 1960’s
THE PATCH (upstairs at THE CABBAGE PATCH) cabbagepatch.co.uk
67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
2 minutes from Twickenham Mainline Station
Buses: 281, 267 go past door.
Licensed Bar. Good food available at The Cabbage Patch.
See Eel Pie’s website for more information, the latest updates, and ticket options . Members and non-members welcome. If you want to become a member, please visit the website for details.
Thursday 6 April
KAT & CO
Magnificent American blues vocalist, Kathleen (Kat) Pearson’s face has appeared on the cover of ID Magazine and in the video of the hit single, “Block Rockin’ Beats” by the Chemical Brothers. She guested on the hit single of D. Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better and has shared the stage with Lulu and Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jr.) and Mud Morganfield guested on Kat & Co’s CD, I Kat The Blues. Kat & Co. have just released their 4th CD, ‘Blues Is The New Cool’. The band is a vibrant collaboration between Kat Pearson, guitarist, Francesco Accurso and pianist, Federico Parodi with Marco Marzola on bass and Nicholas Owsianka on drums. Between them they have created a contemporary image to the blues with an authentic personal sound that creates an infectious energy that enthralls their audiences. Previous performances by Kat & Co. include the Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, London Blues Festival and Shepherds Bush Empire. “Kathleen Pearson has one of the most genuine and powerful voices in Blues in London today, with her strong, solid band they are a tour de force of Blues”Ronnie Scotts. www.katandco.co.uk. Kat Pearson has been a regular visitor to the Eel Pie Club, having guested at our Christmas parties and charity benefit nights. She also appeared as a special guest with Mud Morganfield. Not to be missed! £11, £5 Students (Photo ID required).
Thursday 20 April
JOE JAMMER’S ALL-STAR CHICAGO BLUES REVUE
Originally from Chicago, Joe Jammer was live guitarist for Supertramp, Screaming Lord Sutch, Paladin, Stealers Wheel, Donna Summer and Maggie Bell. Founding member of The Olympic Runners, Jam Master for Buddy Guy’s Original Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago Jam Master at The Speakeasy, London and Session Guitarist for Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, Joe Jammer has also been seen in “Sports Illustrated”, Aerosmith’s Autobiography “Walk This Way”, “Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin Uncensored” by Richard Cole, Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll”, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music“ and ”Close to The Edge, the story of ‘Yes’ by Chris Welch. Joe Jammer’s Chicago Blues Revue features some great blues musicians and vocalists and is both entertaining and fun. www.joejammer.com/ £11, £5 Students (Photo ID required).
Thursday 4 May
DONA OXFORD – Goddess of Soul, Queen of Boogie Woogie”
US born-and-raised singer/pianist Doña Oxford will be taking a break from touring with the legendary Albert Lee, as part of his Hogan’s Heroes backing band, to appear at the Eel Pie Club with her own 4-piece group. Dona has worked as a singer/pianist with some of the finest musicians around, including 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, Dona 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, Doña 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”. More information at www.donaoxford.com. £15.
Thursday 18 May
STEPHEN DALE PETIT
‘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.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wAZZ9Msm9c£11 (£9 Members).
Thursday 8 June
GINA’S BIRTHDAY BASH! – THE DEPUTIES + Special Guests + HAMMERTON, HEART, LYNTON & FREEMAN
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 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. Special guests to be confirmed.
Hammerton, Heart, Lynton & Freeman are a brand new band. Peter Hammerton was 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 on John Lennon’s Imagine album, and Mark Freeman plays drums with The Downliners Sect and The Rollin’ Stoned. Doors 8:00. Music 8:30-11pm. £11.
Thursday 15 June
THE BOOM BAND
The Boom Band features 4 superb guitarists-Jon Amor (The Hoax), Marcus Bonfanti (Ten Years After), Mark Butcher and Matt Taylor (Snowy White/The Motives), plus keyboard player Paddy Milner (Tom Jones/Jack Bruce). Their debut album received rave reviews across the board. 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. http://www.matttaylor.info/the-boom-band. £15.
Thursday 29 June
EEL PIE ALL-STARS Benefit for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of ART WOOD
Annual event to benefit Prostate Cancer UK in memory of Art Wood, a great 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. Art died from Prostate Cancer in 2006. His birthday would have been on 7 July so in memory of Art, this will be a great night of rockin’ rhythm and blues and nostalgia from The Eel Pie All-Stars + special guests. The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect, Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Andrew Heart (ex Billy Idol, Bob Geldof Band), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox formerly with Blodwyn Pig, + a host of special guests. £13