History of "Crawdaddy" .     The origin of the name, the history of the song , and all about the Crawdaddy Clubs and previous "Crawdaddy" "Crawdaddies" or "Crawdad" bands.


     A short article by John Habes


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plus GIG GUIDE ... 

 Crawdaddy Blues Band ​ Gigs so far confirmed for 2022 :

 Saturday 5th February  ....................................... Isleworth British Legion, 5, North Street, TW76BT

​ Friday 25th February.. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID ............ The Barley Mow,Shepperton TW170EE

 Saturday 26th March .......... Hounslow Sports and Social Club, 60, Grove Road, Hounslow TW33TH

 Saturday 9th April ................................ TheTurk's Head, The Broadway, Laleham Village, TW181SB

 Friday 22nd April ..............................The Barley Mow, 67, Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE

 Saturday 28th May ............................ The Magpie and Crown, 128, High Street, Brentford TW88EW

 Friday 3rd June ............................................... Addlestone Street Party for the Queen's 70th Jubilee

 Friday 24th June ...............................The Barley Mow, 67, Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE

Sunday 10th July .............. Phoenix Festival Ukraine benefit at Crawdaddy Club ...........CANCELLED

 Saturday 16th July ...............Hounslow Sports and Social Club, 60, Grove Road, Hounslow TW33TH

 August Richmond Riverside Festival by the Bridge ......................................... Dates to be confirmed ​ 

 Friday 19th August ............................The Barley Mow, 67, Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE

 Friday 21st October ...........................The Barley Mow, 67, Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE     Fri Dec 9th .. Crawdaddy Club Xmas Party, Athletics Ground, Twickenham Road Richmond TW92SF

 Friday 24th December ....................... The Barley Mow, 67, Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE

    Crawdaddy            History

BAND NAME REGISTRATION...

 PLEASE NOTE: "Crawdaddy Blues Band" is our registered band name in UK and USA (Details can be  found on bandname.com and archived in the British Library and the U.S. Library of Congress). The word "Crawdaddy" itself  is a traditional US name for a Crayfish and as such is in the public domain.  It is not to be confused with any other current or former bands, venues, functions  or restaurants worldwide called "Crawdaddy", "Crawdaddies" "Crawdaddys" or "Crawdad" or other derivative of the word.                  Our name is derived from our local 60's club the original Crawdaddy in Richmond (West London) but we have no direct connection with the current club in Richmond or any of the other clubs, restaurants or bands of that name in Southend,  Tokyo, Dublin, the U.S.A. or anywhere else. We are not aware of any other band of that name still in existence that was founded before Crawdaddy Blues Band in 1984. 

British Blues and R and B History


The Band

and Biographies

MORE ABOUT US....

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Crawdaddy  BLUES BAND 

Paul Stokes, Drums, Vocals

Mick Gibson, Lead Guitar

Tony Hennessy, Bass, Vocals

John Habes, Vocals, Harmonica.

For those with time to kill who want to know everything (!) a full biography of the band and its members and some photos from 1965 - 2015 are here ....

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From 1920 to 2020 - the story of how Britain loved the Blues and took it back to the USA in the 1960s 
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