Bootleg Blondie at Eel Pie Club

Eel Pie Club gigs for June, July and August 2017

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 Eel Pie website
Enquiries: 07732 322610

Image: Bootleg Blondie

Thursday 8 June
Election Night Special and Gina’s Birthday Bash!

All welcome to come along and celebrate Gina’s big birthday while awaiting the Election Results with The Deputies & Friends + Hammerton, Lynton, Heart & 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 include Pete French and Robin Bibi.
Hammerton, Lynton, Heart & 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. Doors 8pm. Music 8:30-11pm. £11

Thursday 15 June

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. £15

Thursday 29 June
EEL PIE ALL-STARS remember ART WOOD’S BIRTHDAY (to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity)

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). Special guests (at time of writing) include Peter Donegan, Mark Freeman, Derek Griffiths, Ali McKenzie, Jack Pinder. Doors 8:00pm. Music from 8:30pm. £13.

Thursday 13 July

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. £12

Thursday 27 July
HITMAN BLUES BAND + THE NEW YORK CITY HORNS said “The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place”. 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! £12

Sunday 6 August

Fantastic FREE summer event organised by The Eel Pie Club in association with The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment. The Eel Pie All-Stars + Guests will perform outside the Barmy Arms from 2-4pm and the pub will be serving drinks and BBQ all afternoon. The Mods will be there with their Lambrettas and it’s an opportunity to don your ’60s togs.

Thursday 10 August

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! £11

Thursday 24 August
BOOTLEG BLONDIE – Eel Pie Summer Special!

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’!