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SLIM CHANCE

Plays RONNIE LANE - Reformed but Unrepentant!

(I’d rather take the storm than be becalmed’ – Ronnie Lane, 32ND Street)



When  Ronnie Lane walked out of the Faces in 1973, he said he was
doing so to reconnect with the good-time spirit which first inspired
him to pick up the guitar, as a mod in east London ten years earlier.

Slim Chance was the group he founded to play music in line with this
inspiration.  Initially part of Ronnie\'s Passing Show, the group
travelled from gig to gig like a circus family, performing in Ronnie\'s
own Big Top.  The group and the show enabled Ronnie to develop a
unique approach to stagecraft and songwriting - open, humourous,
direct. This was a new good-time music that weathered the storm and
influenced a generation of young musicians.

Slim Chance is now reforming, to revive this spirit once again, and to
share Ronnie\'s inspiration. The band will feature Steve Simpson on
vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle and Charlie Hart on accordion,
fiddle, keys and vocals. They are joined by original Slim Chancers,
Colin Davey, Alun Davies and Steve Bingham, and the line-up will  be
completed by keyboard player Geraint Watkins.

The new set will include classic Ronnie songs such as  How Come, The
Poacher, Annie, Don’t Try and Change my Mind, Kuschty Rye, Debris, and
Ooh La La.  There will be  twin-fiddle features - the ‘Fishpool
Filharmonic’ - and an emphasis on good-time entertainment as an
integral part of the music.

The band will play initially at venues and festivals across the U.K.,
and intend eventually to stage a twenty first century version of the
Passing Show, augmented by friends and other musicians from the
extended Slim Chance family.


Contact:
Ian Franklin
07855 250213

www.stone-circle.co.uk

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