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July 6, 2011

Tribute to Art Wood Night

With the Eel Pie All-Stars

posted by Mike Walton

An all-star line-up will take to the stage at the Eel Pie Club to pay tribute to vocalist Art Wood.

Art, brother of Ronnie Wood, died from prostate cancer in 2006.

The singer, who fronted his own band The Artwoods, was a passionate supporter of the Eel Pie Club when it was starting out, bringing his brother to a number of gigs as well as his nephew, Jesse, and niece Leah.

He is also credited with introducing stars including Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt and the late Long John Baldry to the rhythm and blues club.

To mark Art’s birthday, which would have been on July 7, the Eel Pie All-Stars are hosting a benefit concert in aid of the Prostate Cancer Charity.

The nostalgic rhythm and blues night on July 13 will be headlined by the All-Stars,led by Don Craine of The Downliners Sect, plus Keith Grant (The Downliners Sect), Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds), Chris Hunt (ex Lonnie Donegan), Del Dwyer (Downliners Sect), Dave Lennox (ex Blodwyn Pig) with a host of special guests, including (at time of writing), Mick Avory (Kinks) Rick Biddulph (ex Caravan), Paul Cox, Mark Freeman (Rollin' Stoned), Derek Griffiths (ex Artwoods), Aaron Keylock, Richard Lightman, Ali Mackenzie (Birds, ex Artwoods), Jack Pinder, Brian Willoughby (ex Strawbs) and possibly some surprises.

It would be great if some SMILER members could attend this event.

Eel Pie All-Stars, Eel Pie Club at the Cabbage Patch, London Road, Twickenham, July 13, doors open 8.30pm, £11, 0844 477 1000,

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