"Slim Chance have beautifully honored their late leader’s legacy while emerging as a magical band in their own right...... Pandemic resistant whoopee!"
Kris Needs, Record Collector
Slim Chance Autumn Tour
We're looking forward to a run of gigs around the country at the end of September/early October, details on the Tour dates page. For these gigs we're happy to announce that legendary sax, harp and whistle man, Frank Mead will be joining us, so the shows will be even more colourful and vibrant than ever!
Slim Chance: Traveller’s Joy – the Remix by Morgan Nicholls
This is a remix of the recording of the Billy Nicholls song from Slim Chance’s 2021 album ‘The Phoenix Tapes’. Morgan Nicholls is Billy’s son and is well known for his own long association with Muse, Gorillaz and others. The song was inspired by Billy’s travels with Ronnie round Ireland in the early seventies, and features astounding guitar and vocal work from Ronnie and Billy’s old friend, Pete Townshend.
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.