Sounds Like London with Louise Marshall & The Brethren

The Ealing Club CIC is delighted to be supporting #SoundsLikeLondon, the Mayor of London’s month-long celebration of the city’s grassroots music scene. We’re presenting very special night on 22 June in our Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace series of live music events.

In the centenary year of women’s right to vote, #SoundsLikeLondon is highlighting the contribution made by women in the music industry.

Ealing has a history of nurturing many legendary female figures in music – from Dusty Springfield and Dame Cleo Laine to Kirsty MacColl. And in recent years out own events have helped champion a number of the female stars of tomorrow including: Du Bellows, Northsyde, Azadeh and Namvula.

On Friday 22 June at the Brentham Club, Meadvale Lane, Ealing W5 1NP we’re delighted to be presenting Louise Marshall & The Brethren.

Louise is one of the most sought-after session singers in the UK and has worked with Jools Holland, Van Morrison, David Gilmour, Chris Difford, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Madeline Bell, Steve Winwood, Paul Young, Solomon Burke, Edwin Starr, Ronnie Wood, Karl Jenkins and John Rutter, and the BBC Big Band in tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.

She says of the forthcoming 22nd June gig:  “Looking forward to getting some grooves and cool sounds with my trusty band members, Luke Smith, Dave Ital, Westley Joseph and Steve Pearce.”

It will be a rare opportunity to see a fantastic talent in an intimate setting.

So why not put the 22ndJune in the calendar and book some tickets here:

Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace & The Brentham Club

Ealing Eclectic MusicSpace is run by The Ealing Club Community Interest Company and supported by the Arts Council of England. It sets out to highlight forgotten spaces through live music.

Following the first sell-out MusicSpace event at the Questors Studio Theatre led by Ealing Blues Festival founder Robert Hokum, the sound of another genre was to be found at Ealing’s Brentham Club on 9th March 2018.

Locally based Ray Gelato, the veteran swing jazz performer, more often associated with Ronnie Scotts and countless other prestigious venues around Europe sold out The Brentham Club venue to a crowd of locals and visitors from afar.

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Double Sell-Out for Ealing Club Film West London Premiere

This was the panel discussion held last night (9 February) after two sell-out screenings of the West London premiere of Suburban Steps To Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club.

Pictured at the packed University of West London-hosted event on are (l-r): Alistair Young, the film’s producer and co-founder of Ealing Community Interest Company; singer Ali McKenzie whose band The Birds performed at the Ealing Club; Terry Marshall, the saxophonist who played at the Club with Mitch Mitchell and co-founded the Marshall Amplification company; Giorgio Guernier, director of the film; and Fery Asgari, manager of the Ealing Club from 1962-72.

The screening was part of the 7-11 February Ealing Music and Film Festival.

Members of groups such as the Rolling Stones, Cream, The Who, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Downliners Sect, The Birds, The Pretty Things, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Animals played at the Ealing Club during 1962-64 and originated blues-based rock music.
What’s more, the first Marshall guitar amplifiers, made nearby in Hanwell, were tried out in the Club.
The film Suburban Steps to Rockland has been in production for five years by director Giorgio Guernier and executive Alistair Young. It includes interviews with many of those who appeared at the Ealing Club.