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Gigs at The Eel Pie Club

May 2 - July 25

Slim Chance

Thursday 2 May – ZOOT MONEY & THE BIG ROLL BAND

Zoot MoneyQuite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s. Zoot formed the first incarnation of the Big Roll band in 1961.

In addition, Zoot has featured with (amongst others) the Grimms, Ellis, Centipede, Kevin Coyne and Kevin Ayers, plus a brief stint with Eric Burdon’s American-based New Animals. In 1980 he signed up to Paul McCartney’s label, MPL, to record the Jim Diamond-produced Mr. Money. In addition to his live music and acting talents Zoot is no mean songwriter – his song ‘It Never Rains But It Pours’ was recorded by Jimmy Witherspoon, for example, and he has also written for such artists as Lulu, Maggie Bell and Long John Baldry. £16

 







Thursday 16 May – SLIM CHANCE

Slim ChanceSlim 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.

Slim Chance today is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie’s band – Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O’Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. Opening by ‘Timeless’ Tim Hain, guitarist, vocalist and King of Breggae. £18


Thursday 30 May –
MALCOLM PLAYS THE BLUES (THE MALCOLM BRUCE BAND)

Malcolm BruceAs the son of the legendary Jack Bruce, Malcolm has a deep well to draw from when it comes to the Blues and Rock traditions. This special show will take a look at the history of British rhythm and blues, from the early days of Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, through The Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall, Cream and beyond, taking the tradition forward into uncharted territory.

Malcolm Bruce is a composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has toured, performed, recorded and appeared on records with some of the biggest names in music including Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Dr John, Steve Cropper, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Jeff Beck), Leslie West and Corky Laing (Mountain), Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and his father the late Jack Bruce of Cream. Malcolm curated a tribute to his father in October 2016 alongside Pete Brown (Cream lyricist) at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and performed with legends such as Lulu, Eddi Reader, Maggie Reilly, Paul Young, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament / Funkadelic), Gary Husband (Level 42, John McLaughlin), David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Stanley Clarke) and Ginger Baker (Cream). £16


Thursday 13 June – CONNOR SELBY BAND

Connor SelbyOne of the brightest talents on the UK blues scene, Connor has been voted “Young Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022) and he already has an impressive venue checklist, including Wembley Stadium, where he opened for The Who in July 2019 and has since gone on to play Hyde Park, London, with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and Johnny Marr in the summer of 2022. Connor has also had a productive 2023 touring the UK as the opening act for Blues and Rock Luminaries Robert Cray and Beth Hart. Connor signed to Provogue Records in December 2022 and has released his major label debut, the self titled Connor Selby to critical acclaim. £15

 

 

 

 


Thursday 27 June –
TODD SHARPVILLE BAND

Without a doubt, Todd Sharpville is one of the most soulful blues guitarists in the world today, along with having a burgeoning reputation for being an incredibly sought-after songwriter & lyricist; a veritable Randy Newman of the blues!
In 1995 he beat both Eric Clapton & Gary Moore to “Best Guitarist” in the British Blues awards, having just won “Best Album” in 1994 for his Red Lightning Records debut “Touch Of Your Love”. His follow up “The Meaning Of Life” was a guests album that was received with a huge amount of critical acclaim, featuring appearances from Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Snowy White, Leo Sayer, and Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges amongst others. In 2023, Todd released a duet of his song “Love Knows No Bounds” with pop icon Robbie Williams as a single for the “music support” charity. £16

 

Sunday 30 June – TASTE OF TWICKENHAM EVENT
Bands in the Cabbage Garden from 12:30 to 5:30pm.
Confirmed so far – Marky Dawson, Steve and Tat Whalley, The Deputies.
FREE!

Thursday 11 JULY – CONNOLLY HAYES BAND

Connolley Hayes PressUK Blues Awards 2024 UK Emerging Act of The Year nominee ‘Connolly Hayes’ are a newly formed 5-piece band already creating high expectations and excitement within, and beyond, the blues/rock/soul community, largely on the reputations of the principal members. Jess Hayes emerged onto the South London scene as a teenager having been raised on classic rock and soul by her musician parents and quickly gained a reputation amongst the blues and soul cognesenti. She has also recently enjoyed a 4 chairs turn on ITV’s ‘the Voice’, but more importantly, Jess is finding her own ‘voice’ with this new project, alongside her friend Frankie Connolly, who himself has gained a stellar reputation as both a great singer and astonishing guitar player. Connolly Hayes aren’t just a duo though, they are a fully fledged band with Richard Clarke, another noted vocalist/guitarist, alongside Beau Barnard on bass and Andy Wilder on drums. Their debut album is set for 2024 release and has already attracted international touring offers based on the reputation of the band members alone. £16

 

Thursday 25 JULY – THE DEPUTIES + GUESTS – ALBUM LAUNCH of ‘A WHOLE LOTTA COVERS’

DeputiesFabulous 60s and 70s Rock Cover Band, The Deputies, plus special guest musicians, will be launching their new album, A Whole Lotta Covers. £12. All tickets £14 on the door.








Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
Doors 7:45pm.  Music 8:30-10:30pm (unless otherwise advertised)
Tickets via www.eelpieclub.com or cash on the door (if still available).

Enquiries eelpieclubuk@gmail.com or 07732 322610

Details

Start:
May 2
End:
July 25
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Website:
www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

Eel Pie Club at The Patch
67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ + Google Map
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Details

Start:
May 2
End:
July 25
Event Category:
Website:
www.eelpieclub.com

Venue

Eel Pie Club at The Patch
67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ + Google Map
View Venue Website