British Blues – Early British Blues Clubs and Venues

Early British Blues Clubs and Venues

Here is a list of clubs and venues which featured in the early British blues scene, including the artists and bands that performed at the clubs and some details on ‘whatever happened to …’, plus readers memories of attending the clubs. Details of several of these clubs are being developed and will be added soon.

100 Club, Oxford Street, London

Barrow R&B Club, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Bluesday R&B Club at the Railway Hotel, Harrow

Club A’Gogo, Newcastle

Club Noriek, Tottenham, London

The Country Club, 210a Haverstock Hill, London

Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, London

Downbeat Club, Newcastle

Ealing Blues Club, Ealing, London

Eel Pie Island Club, Twickenham, London

The Flamingo Club, Soho, London

Goin’ Up The Country Blues Club (formerly Hooker Blues), Worthenbury, North Wales

Harringay Bluesville R&B Club at the Manor House Pub, London

Henry’s Blueshouse, Birmingham

Klooks Kleek Club at the Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London

London Blues and Barrelhouse Club, Soho, London

Marquee Club, Oxford Street, London

Mothers Club, Erdington, Birmingham

New Crawdaddy Blues Club, Billericay, Essex

Ricky-Tick Club, Windsor, Berkshire

The Scene Club, London

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho, London

Studio 51 (aka Ken Colyer Club), London

Twisted Wheel Club, Manchester

more coming soon …


Further London based club and venue information may be in the following book:


London’s Lost Music Venues

A photographic guide to the iconic lost live music venues of London, as they are today. Paul Talling takes a look at some of London’s much missed music venues from the post-war period to the present day. Featuring photos, adverts & tickets, this book is a portal to a less homogenised London, taking you back to the city’s halcyon days of jazz, blues, folk, rock, punk, indie and more. Paul Talling, author of Derelict London and London’s Lost Rivers (Random House) turns his attention to the lost and derelict music venues of London, focusing on the smaller, club-sized venues. This book takes a look at some of the iconic venues of the last 60 years with images, flyers and modern day photos of what they are now. Venues include The Marquee Club, The Vortex, The Roxy, The Falcon, The Bull & Gate and many more.

Publisher: Damaged Goods Books 

ISBN: 978-1916232709