The Ealing Club @ The Hanwell Hootie 2024

The Viaduct Inn: 

The Viaduct Inn is the traditional home of the Hootie Blues Bar, regular comedy and open mic nights. Historically, the venue served as the home of the Brent River Jazz club that was attended by Ealing Club pioneer, Cyril Davies & Ted Wood, (the elder brother of Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood).

The Hootie Blues Bar is curated & delivered by the Ealing Club CIC/The Ealing Blues Festival. 

The Blues Festival All Stars: 

Performance Time: 21:40 pm*

The Ealing Blues Festival All Stars are a true powerhouse and set to open the main stage of the Ealing Blues Festival on 27 July 2024. Traditionally led by Robert Hokum, this band has big boots to fill but longstanding blues-fest MC’s: Ian McHugh (lead Guitar and Vocals) Karena K (Sax/Vocals) and Geoff Garbow (Guitar & Vocals) are stepping up to the plate.  The Engine Room of the band features two outstanding drummers, Paul White & Ross Gordon, Steve Kemp King (Bass) and Chris Burgham (Keyboards) and guest guitarist Christian Parker. 

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Jump 66 

Performance Time: 20:40 pm*

House-rocking, roof-raising toe-tappers to lift your soul, fire your belly, and put a grin on your face.

Jump 66 are a 6-piece, vintage RnB powerhouse, with thumping double-bass, honking sax and swirling keys. Now featuring members of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and the Flying Pickets in their line-up, they’ve honed their performances over 15 years on the London club circuit and at festivals from Ealing to Glastonbury.

Expect swinging Jump-Blues, classy retro-Soul, raucous RnB, and a touch of skanking Rocksteady – an irresistible mix that’s guaranteed to get you up on your feet. 

“Jump 66 sound like they’ve listened to nothing but Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Ska. But when they make music this good, you can’t really blame them. If you’ve come for a dance, then Jump 66 are the band for you!”

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Powerjam Band Project presents ‘BlueZd

Performance Time: 19:50 pm*

Powerjam Band Project, is a not-for-profit band academy for ages 9-18, presents ‘BlueZd’, the blues-rock prodigies who have been rehearsing and gigging with Powerjam for almost 3 years since they were ages 10-13! . In 2023, they were chosen to represent the UK with Powerjam in New York City at the International Teen Band Festival. They have performed on numerous stages and will take to the main stage of Ealing Blues Festival 2024.  BlueZd have recently released their debut single “Mean Mean Man” through Powerjam Recordings, a label that enables young musicians to retain full copyright of their songs.

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Tj Holyboy Johnson & The Preachers 

Performance Time: 18:50*

T J Johnson is a Guitarist, Bassist, Arranger, Producer, Songwriter, Tutor and Mentor

TJ’s first big influence in music is the Beatles which he heard as a ten-year old boy. 

His second big influence is the amazing Jimi Hendrix who blew his mind when

he heard him for the very first time and has been a lasting influence on his life ever since

T J has performed with many notable performers like Chaka Khan, Madeline Bell Linda Lewis

Hamish Stewart the Mighty Sparrow Shadow Aston “family man” Barrett bassist for Bob Marley and the Wailers (amongst many others) 

T J’s other influences are Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery,

Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson, George Benson and the three kings: BB, Albert

and Freddy, Fela Kuti and the legendary James Brown. 

His band for the Hootie includes: Tonna Punn (drums) Doug Stephens (bass) and Guy Burges (harmonica) 

The Paul Cook Blues Band 

Performance Time: 17:50 pm *

Fronted by Kent born guitarist and vocalist Paul Cook, The PCBB play a brand of blues influenced by Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and the usual suspects but with their own twist.  

‘We play old school blues, staying true to the music we grew up on….. Paul Cook 

In the summer 2023 the band recorded an album with multiple award-winning UK Blues vocalist and harp player Katie Bradley.‘I Spy’ was released on ubas records in December.    Available to stream on all major platforms.

They marked the album release with an appearance at the iconic 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street, as part of the ‘Tuesday Blues’ programme with an incendiary performance which saw them get invited back to play there again this year on June 25th when they will be supporting Connor Selby.

‘I Spy’ was 13th in the IBBA Blues chart for December 2023

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Red Town

Performance Time: 16:50 pm *

Red Town is an 8 (sometimes 9) piece band mainly from West London. 

The band draws on influences from the last 6 decades, creating a unique sound. 

Influences range from Jefferson Airplane & Janis Joplin to Prince, Traffic to Arctic Monkeys, via the Red-Hot Chilli Peppers.  With the soulful vocals of Jodie Green, & strong harmonies, the music is melodic, with elements of funk, psychedelia & jazz. And it’s all about the groove & driving beats, with a range of instruments giving a dense texture to the sound. Gigging on the London scene for the last 5 years, Red Town have an EP & 5 singles under their belts & are recording new material which will drop soon. 

Red Town have played at many of London’s most iconic small venues, Including The Hope & Anchor, Islington, The Water Rats, Kings Cross, & The Macbeth in Hoxton, following in the footsteps of The Stranglers, Wolf Alice, Pete Doherty & even Bob Dylan.

Red Town play their own material, mainly penned by Morris & Graham, with artful & thoughtful lyrics. They can also turn their hand to well-crafted covers. Live, they are high energy, but can also mix up the tempo & the mood & are guaranteed to get people dancing.

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Red Town’s recorded output is on Spotify, Apple music, Itunes, Youtube music & all the usual streaming platforms. Link to spotify here Red Town | Spotify.

Listen to Blind To The Fire, live from Cargo Rooms, from a gig in aid of War Child, here – Blind to the Fire. (

The band is also on instagram – Red Town (@red_town_band) • Instagram photos and videos & facebook – Facebook.

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The Hornets

Performance Time: 13:45*

The Hornets are a four-piece Rhythm & Blues band based in and around London.

Formed in 2017, they have recently played sold out gigs for The Ealing Club, Ram Jam Records, The Hanwell Cavern, Questors Theatre, The Spice Of Life, Mr Wolfs, Slim Jim’s Liquor Store, The Crawdaddy Club, and The Isle of Wight Lambretta Day to name a few.

With over 150 shows under their belt, they released their debut album, “Hornets’ Nest” in March 2024

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*All performance times (subject to change) 

The Eyes, The underground 60s Mod band from Ealing feat. in Shindig Magazine

The February 2024 edition of Shindig magazine delves into the forgotten history of The Eyes, a cult Ealing band whose sound & style started making waves in late 1965.

Their single, When The Night Falls released on 5th November 1965 is a 60s, cult classic whose innovative sound resonated with many on release. It continues to be admired by contemporary followers of the era with the aura of the band reaching a new generation.

Shindig writer, Ian O’Sullivan explains how the band hailed from Ealing’s streets in 1964, known as Dave Russell & the Renegades, then the Hartbeats. Band members included: Terry Nolder (vocals) Barry Allchin (bass) & Phil Heatley (rhythm) & Chris Lovegrove (lead) Ken Girvan and later Brian Corcoran (drums).

Thanks to an Ealing Town Hall ‘Beat’ band competition, the group generated a wide following that could attract over 300 fans to events at Ealing Town Hall & The Ventures Club at Greenford Community Centre. Gigs also included The Ealing Club, The Park Hotel in Hanwell and The Ricky Tick in Hounslow

The Eyes performing at The Park Hotel in Hanwell

By February 1965, The Eyes were getting serious offers while their style formed part of the burgeoning West London mod scene of 1965. Lead singer Terry Nolder cites West Ealing as one of their locations to source Parka jackets, a key clothing item that has become synonymous with the mod scene.

On 5th November 1965, the release of their first single was announced in the national press. Perhaps edgy lyrics stifled radio coverage but record company support continued throughout 1966 – 67 with highly successful support slots with the Kinks and extensive tours across the UK.

Despite strong popularity and live performance cache, the record charts eluded them and by the end of 1967 The Eyes had broken up.

Their story demonstrates just how much sound, style and the budgets in the music industry had changed since the austere days of November 1962 when the Rollin’ Stones were still formulating their first classic line-up.

You can find more about The Eyes and Shindig magazine:

The Story of The Ealing Club – Suburban Steps To Rockland is being screened at ActOne cinema in Acton on 10th March 2024. Grab Tickets Here!