Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers

(London 71 – Mar 75)
Pub Rock





Official Pre-79 Releases;

Kings of the Robot Rhythm LP (Revelation Enterprises, REV-002) released 73
Tracks: Living Out My Suitcase, The Ballad Of Chilli Willi, Window Pane, I’ll Be Home, Nashville Rag, That’s All Right Mamma, Drunken Sunken Red Neck Blues, Get Your Gauge Up Let Your Love Come Down, Happy You/Fiddle Dee, Astrella From The Astral Planet, Paper Mill, A Page In History

Bongos Over Balham LP (Mooncrest, CREST-21) released 74
Tracks: Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie, We Get Along, Desert Island Woman, All In A Dream, Fiddle Diddle, Breathe A Little, Truck Driving Girl, Jungle Song, Midnight Bus, Just Like The Devil, 9-5 Songwriting Man



Choo Choo Ch’Boogie promo 7″ (Mooncrest?) released 74
Tracks: Choo Choo Ch’Boogie, Fiddle diddle, All in a dream


Friday Song promo-7″ (Mooncrest?) released 74
Tracks: Friday song, Desert island woman

Breathe a little 7″ (Mooncrest, MOON-40) released Feb 75
Tracks: Breathe a little, Friday song


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Roundhouse, London 28-4-74
Tracks: I’ll Be Home, The Streets of Baltimore, Papa and Mama Had Love, Midnight Bus, Older Guys, Desert Island Woman, Friday Song, Goodbye Nashville Hello Camden Town, Walkin’ Blues, Just Like the Devil, Boppin’ The Blues, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie, Fire on the Mountain, Drunken Sunken Redneck Blues, Six Days on the Road


Further Information;

Line upS:

Martin Stone (gtr/voc)
Philip Lithman (gtr/voc)
Jo Ann Kelly (voc)
John Fox (bass)
Nick Lowe (bass/voc)
Barry Everitt (drms)
Dave Vorhaus (keyb)
Bob Andrews (keyb/voc)
Billy Rankin (drms)

Dec 72 – Mar 75
Martin Stone (gtr/voc)
Philip Lithman (gtr/voc)
Paul Bailey (gtr/sax)
Paul Riley (bass)
Pete Thomas (drms)
Will Stallibrass (harmonica)

Martin Stone & Philip Lithman are ex-Junior Blues Band
Martin Stone is later in Jive Bombers, Pink Fairies, 101ers
Philip Lithman is later in The Residents (US), Snakefinger
Paul Bailey is later in Bontemps Roulez
Paul Riley is later in Graham Parker‘s band, Dave Edmund‘s band, Roogalator, Strutters, Dyaks, Survivor
Oete Thomas is later in Elvis Costello‘s band, Larry Wallis‘s band, Nick Lowe‘s band
Nick Lowe, Billy Rankin & Bob Andrews are also in Brinsley Schwarz
Barry Everitt is ex-Dear Mr Time
Dave Vorhaus later in White Noise
Jo Anne Kelly also performs solo


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
09/06/73 Magic Roundabout, Shepherd’s Bush, London
21/06/73 Oxford Arms, Norwich
22/06/73 Bath University
17/08/73 Town Hall, Hampstead, London
30/08/73 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
20/09/73 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
29/09/73 University of London (LSE)
06/10/73 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
19/01/74 North East London Polytechnic
23/01/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/02/74 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury
06/02/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
07/02/74 Outlook Club, Doncaster
08/02/74 Newland Park College, Chalfont St Giles
09/02/74 Felbridge Village Hall, East Grinstead
10/02/74 Civic Hall, Guildford
12/02/74 Musters Hotel, Nottingham
14/02/74 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
15/02/74 Portsmouth Polytechnic
16/02/74 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
17/02/74 Black Prince, Bexley
18/02/74 Kensington Hotel, London
19/02/74 University College, London
20/02/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
21/02/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
22/02/74 London School of Economics, Aldwych (afternoon)
22/02/74 London University, Malet Street (evening)
23/02/74 Durham University
24/02/74 George Hotel, Burslem
26/02/74 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
27/02/74 Goldsmith’s College, Lewisham, London
03/03/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
23/03/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
29/03/74 Penthouse, Scarborough
30/03/74 Clarences, Halifax
02/04/74 Town Hall, Torquay
05/04/74 Poole Technical College
06/04/74 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
07/04/74 Torrington Arms, Finchley, London
08/04/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
09/04/74 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
11/04/74 Granary, Bristol
19/04/74 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
28/04/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
15/06/74 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
13/07/74 Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London
14/07/74 Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London
01/08/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
23/08/74 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
25/08/74 Reading Festival
27/08/74 Newlands Tavern, Peckham, London
28/08/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
29/08/74 Town Hall, Hove
30/08/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/08/74 Hyde Park, London
01/09/74 Bath Festival, Shepton Mallet
13/09/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
14/09/74 Clarences, Halifax
14/10/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
19/10/74 Kempton Racetrack
01/11/74 City University, London
16/11/74 London School of Economics, Aldwych
30/11/74 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury
06/12/74 South Bank Polytechnic, London
15/12/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
21/12/74 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
10/01/75 JB’s Club, Dudley
11/01/75 Bristol University
12/01/75 Civic Hall, Guildford
17/01/75 Harrow Technical College
20/01/75 Outlook Club, Doncaster
24/01/75 Penthouse, Scarborough
28/01/75 Town Hall, Watford
29/01/75 Town Hall, Birmingham
30/01/75 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
31/01/75 Garden, Penzance
01/02/75 Guildhall, Plymouth
02/02/75 Johnson Hall, Yeovil
05/02/75 City Hall, Sheffield
06/02/75 Leeds Polytechnic
07/02/75 London University, Malet Street
08/02/75 Ewell Technical College, Epsom
13/02/75 Town Hall, Cheltenham
14/02/75 University of East Anglia, Norwich
15/02/75 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
21/02/75 Cardiff University
22/02/75 Winter Gardens, Eastbourne
23/02/75 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
25/02/75 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
27/02/75 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
28/02/75 North London Polytechnic
01/03/75 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved