If you are planning to come along to our next show at the Hailsham Pavilion (Saturday 26th March at 7.30pm) you might wish to wear your best hat and coat for the evening is being filmed ready for a new DVD scheduled to come out later in the year...The evening features the band Slim Chance playing the music of Ronnie Lane, Oh and by the way come that bit earlier for we will be showing a film of Ronnie's life from 7.00pm and along with the goodtime music there will be juggling and Can-Can dancers! PHEW........
Ronnie Lane was a born entertainer, humorous, emotional and spiritual, a troubadour to the day he died (at the age of 51 after suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for 21 years). As part of the Small Faces, Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott were one of the great songwriting partnerships responsible for such classics as All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park and Lazy Sunday. Marriott went to Humble Pie, whilst Ronnie moved onto The Faces, one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, but he was soon to turn his back on the jet-set glamour in order to take his music back to the people. Whilst the Faces cruised from hotels to concert halls in limousines, Ronnie with his new band Slim Chance snailed around Britain in a raggle-taggle convoy of caravans, with a big top circus tent, Can-Can dancers, clowns and jugglers.
Known as the "Passing Show" this was undoubtedly one of the most ambitious tours of the 1970s and Slim Chance, the band that undertook those tours, have reformed to once again tread the boards. In between the various members have, or are currently playing with Eric Clapton, Ian Dury, Cat Stevens, Ralph McTell, P.P. Arnold, Chris Farlowe, Ben E King, Carl Perkins, Nick Lowe, Van Morrison and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.
They bring to the Pavilion Ronnie Lane’s goodtime music, a film crew, for a dvd is being made of the evening's show, a film of Ronnie's life, as well as jugglers and a troupe of Can Can dancers, The Pretty Little Horsebreakers.
Further details at www.spyboy.co.uk