Founded by the great Ronnie Lane after he left the Faces, Slim Chance is still going strong, redefining rock and roll and continuing to live up to their name as the ultimate good-time band. The show features many of Ronnie’s classic songs – including Ooh la la, How Come and The Poacher plus a few surprises - a rare mix of bonhomie and fine musicianship.
Following last year’s release of ‘The Phoenix Tapes’, which featured a guest appearance by Pete Townshend, the band draws on a huge range of talent for its live appearances and regularly features original members Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart, and Steve Simpson,with fine support from a pool of musicians that includes Geraint Watkins, Billy Nicholls, Brendan O’Neill, Frank Mead and Jim Russell.
"Slim Chance have beautifully honored their late leader’s legacy while emerging as a magical band in their own right"
Kris Needs, Record Collector
Anymore for Anymore: The Ronnie Lane Story
By David and Caroline Stafford
A new book about Ronnie is published on the 17th August. Charlie and Steve were interviewed by the authors.
Ronnie was an amazing musician and it was a privilege to have worked with him, we hope this new book on his life and music will encourage more people to discover his talent and great music.
If you would like to buy a copy of the book the publisher has kindly offered a discount code: 8W4A4YHM183Y.
The code will need to be applied at checkout to receive a 20% discount.
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THE PHOENIX TAPES is a collection of fourteen previously unreleased tracks recorded by the band since its reincarnation some 10 years ago. Originally posted as a series on Youtube in the last part of 2020 to raise spirits in lockdown, these recordings feature performances from many of the fine musicians who have played and sung with the band in the last decade, and also a brilliant contribution from Ronnie Lane's trusted friend and collaborator, Pete Townshend. Besides three originals from the band there are covers ranging from Bob Dylan to Leadbelly, Cat Stevens to Jagger/Richards, as well as vibrant new versions of four of Ronnie's classic songs.