Think of Ealing music and many thoughts will return to the iconic steps that lead down to the venue where Blues Incorporated and countless other musicians turned up to play the blues.
In 2020, Ealing based artist Jessica Rose applied her linocut expertise to recreate the dank yet dramatic steps that are on the destination bucket list for many music fans around the world. Back in August, even the pages of Forbes Magazine agreed on that last point (see our blog here)
There is currently an opportunity to grab 1/10 limited edition & numbered linocut prints that are on sale via www.ealingclub.com.
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As part of their “Music Icons” series Sky Arts recently included a feature on the 60’s British Rhythm & Blues boom. Thankfully Blues Incorporated, Alexis Korner & The Ealing Club and The Crawdaddy (Richmond) were all included in this half hour slot that centred much around The Yardbirds & The Animals, bands who were particularly dedicated to recreating the sounds of Chicago & Missisippi
For more on the R & B scene, the Ealing Club and bands such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Cream viewers can also head to Sky Arts/Now TV or purchase copies of Suburban Steps To Rockland at www.ealingclub.com.
Sky Arts programming is becoming a great reference point for Rock ‘n’ Roll music fans, especially on Friday nights.
Friday 11th December included a broadcast of Classic Albums series featuring “Who’s Next” followed by a magazine programme featuring Robert Plant and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson that presented a comprehensive overview of the Led Zeppelin frontman’s career to date.
Recent highlights at the BBC need to include Ealing raised Director, Steve McQueen’s magnificent series of Small Axe films that feature some wonderful music content from the 60’s & 70’s. It has to be said, that musical influences here were probably far away from the minds of the Yardbirds back in 1962-65.
We would encourage younger music enthusiasts to consider putting copies of the movies “Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records” and “Suburban Steps To Rockland” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Island” on their Xmas lists.
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The Ealing Club CIC loves to champion the West London initiatives of others to help foster an environment of musical mutual awareness.
It gives us enormous pleasure to announce a very special, live streamed performance of Jazz Pianist, Gary Husband whose session work has included stints with the likes of Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin and Andy Summers. All three of those musicians began their careers during the hazy days of the West London Rhythm and Blues boom that was highlighted by Jack Bruce in the movie “The story of the Ealing Club – Suburban Steps To Rockland” (Available on DVD & Sky Arts in UK/Ireland)
Gary Husband will be performing a special Jazz piano set, live from St Mary’s Church Perivale, a location managed by a charity that is successfully developing a global audience for classical music while supporting musicians and funding the upkeep of a key historical building, St Mary’s Church Perivale.
The streets surrounding St Mary’s Perivale are also the birthplace of keyboard players Rick Wakeman and the legendary Pianist, Nicky Hopkins (session player for the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks & The Beatles + many more). In recent years, a commemorative bench and plaque have also started to accentuate Perivale’s musical connections. (More details here)
The LIVESTREAM INSTRUCTIONS
Viewers can access the stream via youtube or vimeo for FREE on 9th December. From 15:52 pm (8 minutes before the concert) an access panel will be visible to indicate the upcoming performance at 16.00 pm.
Simply, head to youtube below on 9th December for access.