The recent revival of live music at this famous old clubhouse, conjures up great memories from the past when Georgie Fame, Nine Below Zero, Juice on the Loose and other top acts performed in the hallowed halls. (Oh! and also Jim Davidson)
For the last few months “EBOG” impresario Sid Draper has brought back much needed live entertainment for the members.
Last week we rocked, danced, bopped and sang along to a great band from St. Albans, The Beatin’Hearts.
This 5-piece tap into what people really want on a Saturday night, good time music, rapport with the audience with a good humoured approach.
The set list has been well thought out, with a tight mix of Rock, Blues and contemporary, that is known but not overly familiar.
From the opening bars of the Feelgoods “She Does it Right” it’s obvious this band know what they are doing. They are brave enough to follow a great version of Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What you Want me to Do” with “Make It Wit Chu” by Queens of the Stone Age.
One wondered what the younger contingent of the crowd would make of this, lets say, more mature type of band, but it was obvious that the infectious beat and delivery had won them over.
Dancing and drinking well into the night, listening to great sounds, what else do you want from a social club?
“I’ve seen this band before, and travelled from Islington tonight to catch them again, they are great fun and can really play” --Elaine Durack
“ Its great EBOG’s are putting on live music again, its been a cracking night”—Andy Maclaren
“ This band are top class”—Dave Aumayer