Slim Chance - the music of Ronnie Lane
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
The band Ronnie Lane formed when he left The Faces are back!
Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre.
The Slim Chance extended family consists of a host of wonderful musicians whose contributions will always be greatly appreciated: Jim Cregan, Colin Davey, Alun Davies, Des Horsfall, Malcolm Hoskins, John Lingwood, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Jim Russell, James Walbourne and Graham Walker.
Slim Chance are a brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, musicians and showmen, playing an amazing array of instruments. The band is known for its pioneering use of fiddles, mandolin and accordion. Recently the Huffington Post described the band as ‘the real deal’, an ‘organic multifaceted collective’ ‘raising the roof’ at one of their regular London gigs.
Slim Chance has its origin in the early seventies, formed by the legendary musician and songwriter Ronnie Lane who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and the Faces before he went on to pursue his unique musical vision with Slim Chance.
Since then, the release of the film ‘The Passing Show’, the 2004 concert at the Albert Hall with Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood and Paul Weller and the recent re-release of classic Slim Chance material by Island/Universal Records, have led to a resurgence of interest in Ronnie Lane’s music and his band Slim Chance.
The line up now features original members Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson, Steve Bingham, all accomplished musicians. They are regularly joined by guests including their old friend and fine drummer John Lingwood, Geraint Watkins, Jim Russell, Des Horsfall and more. Their set includes a host of classic Ronnie Lane songs including Ooh la la, Debris, The Poacher and How Come as well as original material.