October 1st – ‘Eelpiland’ – The Birth of R & B and the British Beat Explosion at Imagine Sutton Festival of Arts
Location: Europa Gallery, Sutton Library, Time: 7-8pm
Click here to for more information on the imagine festival and a copy of their brochure.
Thursday 1 August: Exhibition opens to the public at 1pm
Private View (Invitation Only): 6.00pm – 8.30pm
With live acoustic/unplugged music from Robin Bibi and Chloee Christmas
Saturday 3 August Event:
2.00pm-4.00pm: ‘ Guided Tour and Talk’
With Gina Way and Warren Walters (current Eel Pie Club), Don Craine (The Downliners Sect who played on the island), and music journalist Zoe Howe.
Limited Places: Book through Orleans House: 020 8831 6000
This event is now fully booked.
Due to popular demand, we have added a second Guided Tour and Talk on
31st August from 2pm-4pm, with Gina Way and Warren Walters from the
Eel Pie Club, and Don Craine from the Downliners Sect. Go here to book:
Saturday 10 August
‘Make Your Own Musical Instrument Workshop‘
for 12-16 year olds
Saturday 10 August 10.30am – 4.00pm
Booking is essential.
Please call 020 8831 6000, or visit:
Thursday 15 August
Eel Pie Night at Eel Pie Club: THE OTHERS and THE CARNABYS
The first of 2 nights at The Eel Pie Club as part of ‘Eelpiland – The Birth of Rhythm & Blues’
THE OTHERS are formed from the 60s cult band working the Rhythm & Blues club circuit around Richmond, Surrey (and notably on Eel Pie Island) at a time when The Stones and The Yardbirds started to penetrate pop consciousness, The Others in 2013 mark a return to the dark and dirty roots that came as such a shock to conventional sensibilities. Paul Stewart, Peter Hammerton and Robert Tolchard front-line the band, backed by drummer Geoff Coxon. www.theothers.org.uk.
THE CARNABYS are a young Twickenham band who have just won the global Hard Rock Rising Competition organised by Absolute Radio, coming first out of 12,000, and are the first band outside the US to win http://www.thecarnabys.com/
Tickets go on sale on Sat 29th June via the Eel Pie Club website
Eel Pie Club and click through to Future Club Dates
Thursday 5 September: Eel Pie Tribute Night at Eel Pie Club:
TRIBUTE TO EEL PIE ISLAND featuring BIRDWOOD + Special Guest Musicians at the Eel Pie Club. Followed by Q&A Session. Opening by Kieran Daly.
BIRDWOOD is a thrilling All-Star combination of three bands that played on Eel Pie Island in the 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 and Art Wood All-Stars) is on drums and Chris Parren (Strawbs, Rocky Horror Show Band) is on keyboards. Plus special guests, Don Craine (The Downliners Sect) and Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds).
KIERAN DALY is a talented 17 year old unsigned indie/acoustic/folksinger/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter from Twickenham who is currently working on and recording an EP/album.