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FRENCH PREMIERE of Ealing Club Documentary at ROCK THIS TOWN

This May 2022, the documentary “Suburban Steps To Rockland – The Story of the Ealing Club” sees a French Premiere at the “Rock This Town” Festival being held in the historical city of Pau, Southern France. 

“Rock This Town” is a well-established film festival dedicated to music documentaries whose last edition hosted the likes of Don Letts & Julien Temple, both leading exponents in the music documentary field. 

Hopefully, as film festival activity picks up around the world in 2022-23 there will be more debuts for the Ealing Club story that is already screening to residents of the UK, Ireland via Sky Arts/Now TV with DVDs available via www.ealingclub.com

National TV stations in Belgium, Netherlands (VRT CANVA) Spain (InEdit TV), Estonia, New Zealand (Sky NZ) and even an Airline (KLM Airlines) have also picked up the story. 

SUBURBAN STEPS TO ROCKLAND premieres in France on the 14th May 2022. Click here for details: https://rockthistown-pau.fr/films/

https://rockthistown-pau.fr/event/suburban-steps-to-rockland-the-story-of-the-ealing-club/

Anyone for Tennis or Live Music?

In 2020, the likes of tennis loving guitar players such Pat Cash, John McEnroe and The Bryan Brothers will miss their impromptu guitar jams in London. Rumours abound that Pat Cash & his band played in Ealing’s, Spinning Wheel pub….. (A venue long since gone)

Urban myths aside, here in West London there is plenty to draw from in terms of tennis & live music: past, present & future.

On 7th July 2013, the 62 films production team recorded an interview with Roberta Korner, the widow of Alexis Korner who recounted her memories of ‘Blues Music Champions’ such as Bill Big Broonzy, Muddy Waters & Blues Incorporated band leaders, Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies. 

The interview coincided with Andrew Murray and Novak Djokovic battling through the 2013 final which Murray went on to win. The Scot became the first UK Men’s Wimbledon player to win since Fred Perry back in 1936.

Perry grew up in Ealing and the clubhouse at his former tennis club has in recent years been one of the “live music venues” featured in the Ealing Club CIC’s ‘Eclectic’ live showcase. Recent ‘Eclectic’ gigs at The Brentham Club featured Louise Marshall and The Brethren, The Chris Jagger Band and Ray Gelato. (SIGN UP TO THE MAILING LIST HERE)

Louise Marshall & The Brethren @ The Brentham Club in 2019. The facility is better known for Lawn Tennis than hosting live music events.

The Story of The Ealing Club & Wimbledon

The Film Director of ‘Suburban Steps To Rockland – The Story of The Ealing Club’, Giorgio Guernier cleverly weaved together the anecdotes from Alexis Korner’s wife with some memorable incidental, background scenes of Wimbledon that were also taking place place on a beautiful Summer day back in 2013. 

Following approval of the music soundtrack + all incidental footage in Autumn 2019, the film has been acquired by broadcasters including Sky Arts /Now TV UK/Ireland, SKY New Zealand, VRT Belgium + KLM Airlines. More broadcasters expected soon.

DVD’s are also available at www.ealingclub.com

The 2 minute teaser clip of the film is available here:

Let’s hope live music in small, grassroots venues and tennis will be back with us soon!

Coming Soon: How Ealing Rocked The World

The London Borough of Ealing is the suburb whose sound has rocked the world!

The A-Z of Ealing Rock details how this small area of west London played a crucial part in the development of the music made by innovators such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dusty Springfield, Fleetwood Mac and many more. Available price £10, The A-Z of Ealing Rock (ISBN 978-1-78926-463-0) tells you all you need to know about what you need to know about how Ealing, Acton and Hanwell made their mark on popular music.

So says the forthcoming new book, The A-Z of Ealing Rock which tells the story of the place where, thanks to the pioneering players at the Ealing Club and to father-of-loud Jim Marshall, the electric guitar realised its true potential.

The A-Z of Ealing Rock details how this small area of west London played a crucial part in the development of the music made by innovators such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Blues Incorporated, Alexis Korner, Dusty Springfield, Fleetwood Mac and many more.

Available price £5.00, The A-Z of Ealing Rock (ISBN 978-1-78926-463-0) has been compiled by Robert Salmons, Alistair Young and Roger Green, to tell you all you need to know about what you need to know about how Ealing, Acton and Hanwell have made their mark on popular music.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will support the Ealing Club Community Interest Company’s work to highlight the music heritage of the Ealing, Acton, Hanwell & Southall via live music, film and exhibitions.