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Phoenix Music Festival Richmond raises over £2,500 for The Victoria Foundation!

Published: 20 August 2016

The Victoria Foundation was delighted to be the beneficiary charity of the fabulous Phoenix Festival on 14th August at Richmond Athletic Ground. The festival organised by the Crawdaddy Club Richmond was a fantastic event with a line-up of eight superb bands. The crowd danced late into the evening to ‘Robert Hokum’s Spirit of ‘62’ A big thank you to the sponsors of the festival which helped ensure the event was such a success: The New Victoria Hospital, Fullers Brewery, Richmond Theatre, Cantell & Co, and The Chiswick Herald.

A massive thank you goes to Mike Rivers for choosing The Victoria Foundation as the beneficiary of such a great event – we look forward to a continued partnership in 2017.

Guests were delighted to win amazing prizes in the raffle kindly donated by Richmond Hill Hotel, Dexters Kew, Blues in Britain Magazine, Richmond Theatre, BiG iAM Productions, La Buvette, Strawberry Hill Golf Club and Baroness Susan Kramer.

If you would like further information please contact:

Lorna Votier
Development Director
The Victoria Foundation
T: 020 8332 1788 or Email


Crawdaddy Club

Established in 1962 by Giorgio Gomelsky, the CRAWDADDY CLUB, Richmond was, alongside Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, and The Ealing Club on the forefront of Britain's R & B Music Scene. THE CRAWDADDY CLUB was the first residency for the Rolling Stones, and helped to launch the careers of such music legends as Eric Clapton with the Yardbirds, Paul Jones with Manfred Mann,Long John Baldry and Ray Davies before he started The Kinks, amongst many others.

It was originally located at The Station Hotel opposite Richmond Station, but by 1963 outgrew the size of the venue and moved across to the Richmond Athletic Ground where it continued with the Yardbirds as the house band and with many other great acts from that fabulous era.

We are proud to have revived this Historic Club and run regular live gigs with some of the best bands of today to keep the rich musical heritage of Richmond alive.

For details of future Crawdaddy Club events go to

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