1930s Musicians of Richmond and Twickenham – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Richmond and Twickenham. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites to visit, including record shops, pubs and the local Jazz Club.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.

1930s Musicians of Richmond and Twickenham
Alban Low
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-13-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
A World in London Chapbook 2
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations
Victor St Clair White – White Swan, 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond
Castle Assembly Rooms – Whittaker Ave, Richmond
Jack & Lionel Clapper – 5 Richmond Hill, Richmond
Sleeve Note Records – 16 Richmond Hill
Louis Muscant – 48 Morley Rd, Twickenham
Brian Manton-Myatt – Park Lodge, Park Road, Twickenham
E. O. ‘Poggy’ Pogson – 10 Ellesmere Rd, Twickenham
Twickenham Studios – The Barons, Twickenham
Harold C B Wise – 20 Cambridge Park, Twickenham
Joseph Derouette – 33 Norman Ave, Twickenham
Harry Norman – 32 Hartington Rd, Twickenham
S. W. Lenton – 35 Marble Hill Gardens, Twickenham
Albert Edward Trend – 143 Richmond Rd, Twickenham
C. Evans – 4 Haggard Rd, Twickenham
N. B. Bentley – 46 Lebanon Park, Twickenham
George J Reid – 3 Beauchamp Rd, Twickenham
Bernard Miller – 1 Beauchamp Rd, Twickenham
Charles Smith – 13 Cheltenham Ave
Twickenham Jazz Club – The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd, Twickenham
Stanley Horobin – 64 York St, Twickenham
Eel Pie Records – 44-45 Church St, Twickenham

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to include them in future editions.

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Melody Maker; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; Shelia Tracy; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); Eel Pie Records; Kelvin and Lesley Christiane; and my wife Natalie.


Art Jazzed Up CD

Art Jazzed Up CD

Art Jazzed Up CD

Art Jazzed Up
Published May 2014
ISBN 978-0-9534712-7-0,
8 page A5 booklet and CD
Mike DiRubbo (alto Saxophone), Duncan Eagles (Tenor Saxophone), Max Luthert (Bass), Bill Mudge (Piano), Dave Storey (Drums), Alban Low (Art)
Running time 43.03 minutes

BUY Art Jazzed Up – £8 + £1.80 to UK address

Track listing –
1. Skip’s Blues (DiRubbo) 6:17
2. Folk Song (Eagles) 6:21
3. Banrock Station (Luthert) 8:19
4. The Decision (Mudge) 7:05
5. Midnight Mass (Eagles) 4:06
6. Lunar (DiRubbo) 10:55

Art Jazzed Up exhibition

Art Jazzed Up exhibition

The CD was recorded on the 11th November 2013 by Nick Pugh at The Art Jazzed Up exhibition, The Shaw Gallery, Croydon.

Initially 8 short pieces of music were released for the artists to listen to. These were by musicians Mike DiRubbo, Bill Mudge, Duncan Eagles, Max Luthert and Peter Ibbetson. The artists then sent their responses to the exhibition committee. 250 artworks were selected, 24 were shortlisted by the musicians themselves and a winner, Chris Holley, was chosen by curator Alan Carlyon Smith. All the artworks were displayed in jewel cases at the Shaw Gallery.

Art Jazzed Up and CD

Art Jazzed Up and CD

On the 11th November 2013 the exhibition was opened to the public along with a unique performance that combined live art and music. The audience sat facing 3 blank paper canvases while Mike DiRubbo (alto saxophone), Duncan Eagles (tenor/soprano saxophone), Bill Mudge (piano), Max Luthert (Bass) and Dave Storey (drums) were hidden behind the white screens. Alongside the musicians was artist Alban Low, also hidden to the audience. As Low drew in spirit ink on the canvases his lines slowly seeped through to the audience’s side and images started to magically appear.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing project that is exploring the relationship between Art and Music. The Murder Minutes project has screened its films all over the world and collected a few awards along the way. Check out the website here – MURDER MINUTES

If you would like to see what it all looked like on film then check out this video by Dan Redding – Banrock Station on Youtube