New Crawdaddy Club

For the best in local, national and international blues - in Essex


As the saying goes, ‘all good things must come to an end’.

After 20 years of bringing the very best local, National and International Blues artists to this part of Essex, the New Crawdaddy Blues Club will be no more after the end of this season’s run of gigs.

I am immensely proud of what we have achieved during that period, but I feel that the time is right for myself, and the Crawdaddy crew who have supported me so loyally for so long, to take time out for ourselves after devoting a large slice of our lives to keeping blues music live during a very difficult period for the live music industry. It goes without saying that this was a very difficult decision to make, in particular after celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, but want to thank our regular Crawdaddy family that have supported us over the years and hope to see you all for the remaining, forthcoming acts through to the end of the year to ensure that we go out with a bang.

Thanks must also go to the superb, and diverse, acts that have graced our stage every week with particular thanks to the various, great musicians that I have had the privilege and pleasure to play alongside in the resident band, The Heaters. The Heaters, of course, will continue to play after the club closes and we would love to see you all at a gig, outside of the club, sometime in the future.

It has truly been the best experience of my life.

With thanks for everything,

Kind regards,


Paul Dean – Promoter – The New Crawdaddy Blues Club