'Reformed but unrepentant'
The music of Ronnie Lane lives on with Slim Chance,
'reformed but unrepentant'. The band Ronnie created after leaving The
'americana rock and roll' and is celebrating a brand new album as well as
the re-release of their seventies Island Records recordings and their 2013
Show Goes On,
complete with a fine bonus track - a newly recorded version of Ooh
Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson trawled the streets of South London and found more ex-Slim Chancers who were all keen to sign up again to the quest for Ronnie's musical holy grail. The result is a show which celebrates the range of Ronnie's later music, which they are taking to people in village halls, clubs, theatres and festivals (including the Leadbelly festival at the Albert Hall 2015) - and occasionally joined by friends to resurrect the Passing Show itself. Since getting back together they've played major festivals - including Glastonbury - and prestige venues and are now planning a UK tour in autumn 2015.
The line up occasionally varies Individual band members have great pedigree:
Steve Simpson, (vocals, guitars, fiddle, mandolin) has worked with Frankie Miller, Eric Bibb, Roger Chapman, and played on Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, One for the Road.
Charlie Hart (vocals,
fiddle, accordion, keyboard) has played with the Pete
Brown, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton and
worked on Ronnie
Lane's Slim Chance, One for the Road, Rough Mix, See Me, Rocket 69.
Steve Bingham, (vocals, bass) has played with Geno Washington, the Foundations, Colin Blunstone, worked on Anymore for Anymore and toured with the Passing Show.
John Lingwood is the usual drummer and has played with Steamhammer, Roger Chapman, Maddy Prior and Elkie Brooks among others.
Geraint Watkins (accordion,
keys) has played with Carl Perkins, Nick Lowe, Van Morrison,
released his own albums and joined Slim Chance for the 2004 Ronnie Lane
Albert Hall concert.
Des Horsfall, (vocals, guitars, mandolin) also has a lengthy and impressive cv. He started off in blues rock band Raw Deal, managed by Alexis Korner and now fronts his own Ronnie Lane inspired band Kuschty Rye.
(drums) has been part of Curved Air and worked with Desmond Dekker, Los
Pacaminos, Pete Shelley and the legendary Scotty Moore.
Jim Russell (drums) has been part of Curved Air and worked with Desmond Dekker, Los Pacaminos, Pete Shelley and the legendary Scotty Moore.
"The musicianship is top rate...the whole endeavour captures the
indomitable spirit and joie de vivre of Lane himself" Rob
Hughes, Classic Rock .
Bookings: Dave Boardman
Tel: 01422 844091
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