Did you know that the pivotal moment when British Blues developed its own identity happened in Ealing with the opening of the Ealing Blues Club by Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies in March 1962?
To commemorate the 50 Years since the first session at the Ealing Club, The Ealing Rock/Blues Club (The Ealing Club) is raising money to place a blue plaque on the building where the venue can still be found today.
Most of the funds needed to produce and erect a plaque of similar specification to those of English Heritage were raised in the Ealing Fringe Festival in July 2011.
Further concerts are being held at The Red Room opposite Ealing Broadway station on 22/23/24th November featuring many musicians who realise the importance of the venue and are offering their time and input to help celebrate it.
All concerts start at 8pm and cost £5 (over 21s entry only). It is hoped the additional money raised will ensure that all of the relevant costs can be covered in time for unveiling on 17 March 2012 – the 50th anniversary.
The Ealing Club hopes to encourage more live music and underline the importance that this heritage holds in terms of the whole of the borough of Ealing.
The Hubcaps - Blues Covers and Original Material, with a very accomplished Harmonica Player at the helm.
The Bolaji Blues Band - Searing Blues Guitar will be on offer from this local band who are rapidly sealing a reputation for their interpretation of well known blues classics.
Brace Yourself - Following their brushes with Banksy in their former guise as Exit through the Gift Shop, this band entertained and went down a storm at their last Ealing Club Fringe performance. Guitar covers of 70′s/80′s 90′s and 00′s classics.
Live music on Wednesday will have a tinge of Jazz with the band Fallen Heroes, who have already graced the Liverpool Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scotts. Cyril Davies may not have approved of the brass section but maybe Alexis would have given it a go.
The night will be hosted by Swamprock Dj’s Carol Lateman and Nigel Bewley. Sure to be lively, upbeat and of the highest quality. http://thefallenheroes.com/
The Blues Tribute night on Thursday will serve up the Blues ……Robert Hokum/Guvnors, Norrie Burnett (British Blues pioneer who even played with Cyril Davies) Doc Stenson (Singer, Guitar and Harmonica player, who played with Alexis Korner and entertained audiences at the July Ealing Fringe Gigs) with Ramon Goose and Geoff Garbow