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Saturday, October 21st, 2017
7:00 PM
The Ealing Club is a bit of a legend in British rhythm and blues. This is where Alexis Korner got going. This is where the Rolling Stones first played together in the classic line-up. This is where The Who did their first gigs. The Animals, Cream, Rod Stewart, Manfred Mann - they all played here. The original club closed a while ago but the venue survived through various changes of name.

The whole area is up for redevelopment, though, making this one of your last chances to see proper British rhythm and blues in a legendary venue. On the bill:

The Robert J Hunter Band - Dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney. Robert J. Hunter and his band combine his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar to create truly unique original music. His powerful debut album, ’Songs for the Weary’, received blues chart success and critical acclaim and the single release, ‘Demons’, reached number one in the UK iTunes Blues Chart. Robert has supported acts including Wilko Johnson, The Animals, Eddie & the Hotrods and HeyMoonShaker and has featured on the European and UK festival circuits.

The Bronsons - West London cult rhythm and blues band The Bronsons died in 1985 and came back from the dead in 2013. Their sounds is rooted in Dr Feelgood, The Inmates, Lew Lewis, Nine Below Zero, and early on many of the songs came that route too. The new version has matured into a phenomenally energetic live show made up of 50% obscure classics and 50% original material. Expect Link Wray, existential anger and rockabilly girls.

The Wilbur Project - A four-piece stripped down R&B band from Rutland, The Wilbur Project play a mix of original material and not-so-obvious covers. Inspired by Dr Feelgood, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, early Stones and The Inmates - all coupled with a DIY punk attitude - they come to Ealing fresh from supporting Dr Feelgood and Steve Hooker.

JJ Symon - Manchester born, Melbourne raised and Brighton based singer-songwriter JJ Symon reinterprets a mixed bag of influences into a raw, direct and thrilling concoction of alternative rhythm, blues and rock'n'roll. After a couple of years relentlessly delivering his spitfire-garage-folk-blues to London and Brighton audiences, his fifth album, Injured Ninja, was released this summer.