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July 2019

Ealing Blues Festival – Day 2

Sunday 21st July @ 12:30 PM

Walpole Park, Mattock Lane
Ealing, London W5 5EQ United Kingdom
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The Ealing Blues Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July in Ealing’s beautiful Walpole Park.

Continuing its decades-long legacy as one of the UK’s most iconic local festivals, Ealing Blues Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July in Ealing’s beautiful Walpole Park.

Sunday’s line-up is as follows:

13:30 – 14:45 The Cosimo Matassa Project
15:15 – 16:30 Bad Influence
17:00 – 18:15 Nick Lowe
19:00 – 20:15 Robert Hokum Revue
21:00 – 22:30 Who’s Next
13:00 – 14:15 The Guy William Band ft. Gemma Dorsett
14:45 – 16:00 Paul Cook Blues Band ft. Emma Wilson
16:30 – 17:30 Tim Staffell & Paul Stewart Band
18:15 – 19:45 Crossfire Blues Band
20:15 – 21:00 / 21:15 – 22:00 The Eel Pie All Stars
12:30 – 13:30 Great West Groove
14:45 – 15:00 Marky Dawson
16:30 – 17:15 Marky Dawson
18:30 – 19:00 Andy Twyman
20:15 – 21:00 Andy Twyman

The 2019 two-day event is headlined by new-wave icon Nick Lowe, New Orleans bluesmen The Cosimo Matassa Project, and Europe’s premier The Who tribute act, Who’s Next.

The Eel Pie All-Stars includes some of Britain’s most experienced R&B performers: Don Craine and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect, Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), Andrew Heart (ex Billy Idol, Bob Geldof Band), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox formerly with Blodwyn Pig.

Also notable in the line-up are two former Ealing Art School alumni and contemporaries of Freddie Mercury: Tim Staffell and Johnny G.

Artists appearing over the whole weekend, in alphabetical order include:
Andy Twyman, Bad Influence, Big Mama’s Door, Crossfire Blues Band, Cosimo Matassa Project, Doc Stenson’s Amazing Hot Shots, Eel Pie All-Stars, Geoff Garbow Band, Great West Groove, Guy William Band featuring Gemma Dorsett, Johnny G, Kyla Brox, Lewis Cohen, Mack featuring Tommy Hare, Marky Dawson, Near Death Experience, Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted, Paul Cook Blues Band featuring Emma Wilson, Robert Hokum Revue, Son Of Dave, Stiff Joints Duo, The Frisco’s, Tim Staffell & Paul Stewart Band, Tommy Allen’s Trafficker, Who’s Next, Winnie & The Rockettes.

Gates open at midday; there’s music from 12.30 to 10.30pm.

Advance tickets: £5 + 50p booking fee for each day; £10 + £1 booking fee for the weekend.
Tickets on the day: £7 before 3pm; £10 thereafter; £10 for the weekend.

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The James Royal Ealing Club Reunion

Wednesday 24th July @ 8:00 PM

The Red Room, 42A The Broadway
Ealing, London W5 2NP United Kingdom
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James Royal hailed from South Ealing and became a regular performer at the legendary basement bar where so many musicians headed to experience the sounds of the new London R & B movement of the early 1960s.

His vocal prowess attracted recording contracts that led to the creation of momentous tracks such as ‘House of Jack’ and ‘Call My Name’.

James now resides in Australia but thanks to a short visit back to London on Wednesday 24 July at 8pm at the historic Red Room we have been able to bring together an impromptu performance that will be led by James and a terrific line-up of backing musicians.

Already confirmed on drums James will have Richard Hudson formerly of the Strawbs and on the bass Deep Purple founding member Nick Simper. Terry Marshall is set to complement this venerable line-up on sax.

Not to be missed!

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September 2019


How West London Rocked the World

Wednesday 18th September @ 7:00 PM

Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane
London, W5 4NH United Kingdom
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A special Chiswick Book Festival evening at Gunnersbury Park and Museum highlighting the publication of the Ealing Club A-Z of Ealing Rock. Robert Hokum, the founder of Ealing Blues Festival, speaks about the Borough of Ealing music scene’s global influence on popular music, chaired by author Caroline Frost, former entertainment editor of Huffington Post.
The many music pioneers who lived worked and played around Ealing, Acton, Hanwell and Southall include members of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Deep Purple, Dusty Springfield, Fleetwood Mac and many more.
Supported by the University of West London.
Ticket price includes welcome drink.

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October 2019

Ealing Live @ The Castle Inn

Saturday 12th October @ 8:00 PM

The Castle Inn, 36 St Mary's Road
Ealing, London W5 5EU United Kingdom
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New music night at The Castle Inn
This Saturday 12 October will see Ealing Live host three new and exciting bands at The Castle Inn, 36 St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5EU from 8pm, and entry is free.
Local band NDX will open proceedings with an acoustic set of shimmering psych-tinged indie rock’n’soul, featuring tracks from their new album Mouth to Mouth. Next up will be Brighton indie pop quartet Koala Club, a dazzling mix of infectious tunes and chiming guitars. The evening will reach a crescendo as West London pop diva Lola Aviva takes the stage with her band. Recently featured on Gaby Roslin’s 6Music radio show, Lola plays her latest songs, mixing soul, jazz and indie rock.
Click the link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/377562929787322/
Pics: Ealing Live poster, Lola Aviva, Koala Club, Near Death Experience
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November 2019


Blues Revue @ The Ealing Club

Thursday 7th November @ 7:30 PM

The Red Room, 42A The Broadway
Ealing, London W5 2NP United Kingdom
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UBAS Records in association with Ealing Eclectic Musicspace present Blues Revue at the original Ealing Club premises opposite Ealing Broadway Station.
Featured at the birthplace of British R&B on Thursday 7 November will be a houseband consisting of Paul Cook (guitar and vocals) Max Edwards (bass) Gavin Ellis (piano), Dave Hallam (harmonica), John Sutcliffe (drums) PLUS special guests including Robert Hokum, Sam Letchford, Emma Wilson, Matt Withey and more.

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December 2019


The Ealing Club Xmas Party 2019

Thursday 5th December @ 7:00 PM

The Red Room, 42A The Broadway
Ealing, London W5 2NP United Kingdom
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This special Christmas event features a one-off screening of Tony Palmer’s film Ginger Baker in Africa followed by a conversation between TONY PALMER and Ginger Baker’s daughter, NETTIE BAKER, who’s also presenting her latest book More Tales of a Rock Star’s Daughter.

The film + conversation will be followed by live music. It’s being hosted by The Ealing Club CIC at the historic original venue opposite Ealing Broadway Station. Now the Red Room nightclub, in March 1962 the premises became the cradle of British rock.

The bands performing on will include the critically acclaimed RAMON GOOSE BAND and American folk/punk troubadour ALLEGRA SHOCK.

The screening and live music will be taking place in two separate but very close venues close to Ealing Broadway Station.
Film screening + Q & A:  Down Under Centre, 48 Haven Green, Ealing, London, W5 2NX
Live music: Across the road at The Red Room (formerly The Ealing Club) 42a Ealing Broadway, W5 2NP

Access: Please note there are stairs in both venues.

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