Atomic Rooster at The Eel Pie Club

What’s on at The Eel Pie Club May to July 2018

Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ

Doors 8:30pm. Music 9-11pm (unless otherwise advertised) Tickets: Cash on door (if still available) or by credit card via the website.
Enquiries: 07732 322610
Photo: Atomic Rooster

Thursday 3 May

‘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.” £11

Thursday 17 May

The iconic British rock band, THE KINKS, is often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time. The Kast-Off Kinks is NOT A TRIBUTE BAND! The band contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS. Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in 1964, who is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks, is joined by John Dalton, bassist with The Kinks from 1969 until the late ’70’s, and keyboard player, Ian Gibbons, who was with The Kinks for 17 years and still plays and tours with Ray Davies. By fans, Ian is regarded as the best keyboard player of The Kinks. The fourth member and only non-Kink is Dave Clarke (ex Noel Redding Band), taking the place of the Davies brothers. Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Kast-Off Kinks, including Ray Davies. £13

Thursday 31 May

Since their last visit to the Eel Pie Club in 2015, the Cadillac Kings have gone from strength to strength. October 2016 saw the release of their 5th album “The Secret of my Success” which quickly ended up on so many playlists that by December it was voted one of the top 3 blues cds of the year by the IBBA (along with Kaz Hawkins and Joe Bonamassa).
Throughout 2017 the cd continued to make inroads into US radio and to the astonishment of the band one of the album tracks reached #1 in Cashbox Magazine’s Blues & Boogie Chart in September 2017, and stayed there for 4 weeks, holding off acts such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Samantha Fish etc. The Cadillac Kings were the only UK act to figure in the chart during 2017!
2018 sees the band celebrating its 18th birthday in the company of relative new ‘boy’ – the multi-talented Tim Penn (ex Kevin Coyne, Eclection, Gordon Smith Band) on piano, accordion and vocals, alongside ace guitarist Mal Barclay, singer/ songwriter Mike Thomas and the top notch rhythm section of double bassist Paul Cuff and drummer Roy Webber.“Entertaining, authentic and infectious – The Cadillac Kings’ high energy R&B is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale!” (Blues in Britain). £11

Thursday 14 June

Slim Chance has its origin in the early 70’s, formed by the legendary and brilliant songwriter, Ronnie Lane, who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and The Faces.
The line-up now features original members, Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson, Steve Bingham, plus guests including Geraint Watkins, Billy Nicholls, John Lingwood, Des Horsfall, Benny Gallagher and more. Their set includes a host of classic Ronnie Lane songs including Ooh La La, Debris, The Poacher and How Come, as well as original tracks from their latest album “On The Move” which has received rave reviews in all the top music press. £15
Thursday 28 June

Thursday 28 June

Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana and more than a hint of the Delta. The band’s fame is spreading and they are becoming one of the busiest bands at blues venues and festivals around the UK. They have been heavily influenced by their original drummer of 9 years who played with Howling Wolf, Little Walter Jacobs, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson.
Their superb musicianship, along with their infectious humour on stage, promises a great evening’s entertainment. Fronted by Gilby Fat Slim Fletcher on vocals & blues harp and Johnny ‘Magic Boy’ Wright on vocals & acoustic, resonator & electric guitars. They are joined by: Matt Big Willie Willshaw on keys, Alex the Danger Angel Machell on bass and Tony Hi Hat Hill on drums.,
“…Split Whiskers embrace excellence when playing live, the show is a complete experience,you will leave after feeling refreshed and invigorated by their blues…” BBC Radio. “…must go and see them…” Blues Matters Magazine. £11

Thursday, 12 July
BIRDWOOD – dedicated to Art Wood

A thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on Eel Pie Island in th 1960s – The Birds featuring vocalist, Ali Mackenzie (which in the 1960s also featured Ronnie Wood on guitar), guitarist, Derek Griffiths of The Artwoods (which featured Art Wood on vocals) and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect on bass. Mark Freeman (Rollin’ Stoned, Art Wood All-Stars, Downliners Sect) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards.
Tonight’s performance will be dedicated to the late Art Wood whose assistance, enthusiasm and encouragement in the Eel Pie Club’s early days will never be forgotten. Raffle to benefit Prostate Cancer UK. £11

Thursday, 26 July
ATOMIC ROOSTER Pictured top of page

The newly re-formed Atomic Rooster featuring 2 original members, Peter French on vocals and Steve ‘Boltz’ Bolton on guitar.
This band which re-formed last year has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and receiving stunning reviews.
With the full blessing of Vincent Crane’s widow, the band will be performing album favourites and the hit singles “Tomorrow Night” and “Devils Answer”. Completing the line-up are Shug Millage (bass), Bo Walsh (drums) and Adrian Gautrey (organ/keys). £17