Poster for the seventh annnual Hanwell Hootie takes place on Saturday 11 May 2017.

Meet the Ealing Club CIC this Saturday at the Hanwell Hootie

London’s largest free one-day music festival is happening on Saturday (11 May) with over 100 bands playing at the 17 venues of the seventh annual Hanwell Hootie.

Not only are some of our favourite blues and Ealing Eclectic players appearing – Robert Hokum, Karena K, Terry Marshall, Phil Odgers  – but we’ll be there too.

Come and talk to volunteers from the Ealing Club Community Interest Company at the Viaduct, 221 Uxbridge Road from 4pm

One of the Hootie’s main venues, the Viaduct has a long musical history: R&B pioneer Cyril Davies played in the pub’s large upstairs function room and the Bee Gees and Cream were among the many 60s bands who rehearsed there.

The first Hanwell Hootie took place on 6 April 2013 as a free event in four pubs to commemorate the unveiling that day of a black plaque at 147-149 Uxbridge Road, London W7 3ST to mark the birthplace of Marshall Amplification at 76 Uxbridge Road.

Since then the Hootie has played a major role in the regeneration of Hanwell – showing how music heritage can help reinvigorate the present and the future.

Programme booklets are available now at Boston Manor underground station and the 17 venues.

There’s more information here: http://www.hanwellhootie.co.uk/information/programme/

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 £10, 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 are and to stage live music events that will inspire the musicians of the future.

What’s on in Ealing?

The Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace “Coffee House” sessions are creating a loyal following from those seeking premium music performances in intimate West London settings. Thanks to backing from the Arts Council of England the Ealing Club CIC is trying to reach out to across multiple venues that offer potential to improve the prospects for live music participants.

On Friday 18thJanuary three artists were on offer to a crowd whose ages spread across the generations. The Café Zee venue is unlicensed and hence ideal for parents and kids to watch and participate from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. 

Just after 7:30 pm, Marky Dawson the Boogie Woogie Piano player who recently teamed up with Derek Nash (of Jool’s Holland’s R & B Orchestra) began a 40 minute set featuring some classic piano based tracks with the pinnacle being his version of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s Human. 

Ealing Eclectic Youth Sessions

This intermission between headline artists is a platform for younger musicians, particularly those in the under 18 age group who turn-up and ‘cut their teeth’ on a tiny stage in front of supportive audience. 

Louis Martino offered up renditions of ‘Way Down We Go’ by Kaleo and ‘Sunflower’ by Post Malone and had the nerve to spontaneously call upon his sister to perform a version of Belly Ache by Billie Eilish. It was brilliant and there will be no doubt more from them in the future.

JohnnyG’s return to Ealing

Headliner, JohnnyG offered a set that hypnotized all those present with his unique guitar playing style. His ability to draw on the blues while bringing in ska, folk and even some music hall traditions is something quite unique.

His back catalogue of music, some of which helped consolidate the Beggars Banquet record label is now ripe for rediscovery by local film directors and his quirky live guitar style hit the spot with the audience. Tracks such as Highway Shoes, Night after Night, In My Time of Dying  were skilfully delivered to cater for audiences in 2019. Johnny won some new fans.

Johnny (aka John Gotting) returns to Ealing for a special birthday celebration at the Castle Inn Ealing on 9th February 2019.

Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace is already selling ticketed ‘Coffee House’ seats for February 8th and March 8th. Also, check out Louise Marshall & The Brethren on 15th Feb at the Brentham Club and Phil Odgers at Questors Studio Theatre on 15th March.

Don’t miss out! – They are evenings worth paying for!