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Crawdaddy Blues Band try to recapture the sounds and atmosphere of British Blues and R and B clubs of the 1960's. They were formed in 1984 as a reunion of four Chiswick friends who first met in the 1960s, and witnessed those early gigs at clubs like the Crawdaddy in Richmond, Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and around the West London scene. They also played themselves in covers bands in West London's clubs and pubs right through the 1960's and 1970's,
A couple of personnel changes and more than 30 years on they are still true to the old British R and B sound, either as a straight Blues band or with their "party set " which mixes blues and R and B standards with pop covers of the bands that all started in the clubs. Bands like the early Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, Animals, Them, Spencer Davis, mid 60's Blues Boom sounds like Fleetwood Mac, Jon Mayall and Eric Clapton, and also just a taste of the late 60's Blues Rock of Cream, Free and Led Zeppelin ...
John writes: Well, what a great Crawdaddy night at The Barley Mow Shepperton on 19th of August , lovely crowd as always, lots of old friends and some new ones too on a packed out night. Thank you so much for coming, we are back there in October.
Now for an extra end of summer gig we are back at THE ISLEWORTH BRITISH LEGION where we played out first gig in February. Their friendly staff serve good club price drinks and their members create a welcoming and family atmosphere. There is a small charge for non members and guest admission ....... Crawdaddy friends welcome, see you there! Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to step into a sixties time machine again ......
Crawdaddy BLUES BAND
Some pictures from our previous gigs
Bookings for 2022
The British Legion Isleworth ....
Saturday 5th February
Hounslow Sports and Social Club ....
Saturdays 26th March, 16th July
Magpie And Crown Brentford
Saturday 28th May
Turk's Head Laleham....
Saturday 9th April
Barley Mow, Shepperton ...
Fridays, 22nd April, 24th June, 19th August, 21st October, 24th December Christmas Party Night ...
Addlestone Queen's Jubilee Street Party Friday 3rd June ...
Original Crawdaddy Club Richmond gigs ......
Phoenix Festival Sunday 10th July CANCELLED
Richmond Riverside Festival in August still TBA
and The Crawdaddy Blues Band play their third Crawdaddy Club Club Richmond Christmas Party on Friday 9th December at the Original Crawdaddy Club at Richmond Athletics Ground.
Isleworth British Legion Sat 24th Sept
Barley Mow Shepperton Fri 21st Oct
Crawdaddy Club Richmond, Fri 9th Dec
Barley Mow Shepperton Fri 24th Dec.
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British R and B Club
sounds of the 60's
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BAND BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF CRAWDADDY In the "More About Us" section John has added a band biography and an article on the history of the word itself, the songs about it and the historic British Crawdaddy Club. These are the first two of three articles .... more to follow on the British Blues Scene.......
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