Slim Chance Reformed but Unrepentant


The Air Stream

8:30 PM | 22nd May

To celebrate the release of The Phoenix Tapes Slim Chance present the 'Air Stream' - their own streamed show from Perry Vale Studios, South London, including backstage conversation with Passing Show director Rupert Williams. The band's show will be followed the next night by a screening of the Passing Show in full.

The band will focus on Ronnie’s sure fire classics, as well as a couple of songs drawn from the Phoenix Tapes. We’re all really looking forward to getting back together, and it's going to be a unique experience for sure. If you wish, please send in questions for Rupert and the band in advance to The whole show will be available for 24 hours after streaming. Watch it in your living room, up a mountain, on a bus... wherever!


The Phoenix Tapes

Slim Chance’s fourth album, The Phoenix Tapes, is due to be released on May 21st.  The album features tracks recorded at various times in the last 10 years.   Pete Townshend makes a magical appearance on Travellers’ Joy, which was written by Billy Nicholls shortly after Ronnie had left the Faces and they toured round Ireland together. The Phoenix Tapes also features fine contributions from ex-Slim Chancers Alun Davies and Des Horsfall,  drummers Colin Davey, John Lingwood and Jim Russell as well as from the band as it is now. We're very grateful to all involved.  The tracks were originally posted on Youtube in 2020 to raise spirits and relieve lockdown boredom.  Besides vibrant versions of four classic Ronnie Lane songs and three originals,  the material reflects the band’s musical roots ranging from Dylan to Leadbelly, Yusuf Cat Stevens to Jagger/Richards. The Phoenix Tapes will be released on Slim Chance's own Fishpool Records, distributed by Cargo and available on our website as well as other locations.

A link for pre-ordering will be available soon. Sign up to be added to the band's mailing list and best wishes to you all who have enjoyed the Phoenix Tapes in these difficult times. Stay tuned!


"The whole album is drenched in the rollicking joi de vivre that Lane himself channelled so adroitly. A spirit-raising triumph from start to finish."

Viva la Rock

"Much more than a nostalgic re-treading of past glories, this is rock'n'roll played as balm for the soul by a band of brothers"

Steve Hunt | fRoots

"On The Move sounds like music made with drinks in hand and wide smiles on faces"

Mark Blake | Mojo

"Their second LP is an aged-in-the wood delight. They've all done Ronnie proud"

Q magazine

"Original Chancers Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson convincingly recreate Ronnie's uniquely ruralised, soul-and-groove brand of folk-rock"


"Richly garnished by fiddles, bottleneck and accordion, the rejuvenated Slim Chance seem to be emerging with a rough-shod, rollicking sound of their own………..the party is already in full swing"

Record Collector