Half Moon presents:
+ Peter Bruntnell
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Slim Chance are a brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, musicians and showmen, playing an amazing array of instruments. The band is known for its pioneering use of fiddles, mandolin and accordion. Recently the Huffington Post described the band as ‘the real deal’, an ‘organic multifaceted collective’ ‘raising the roof’ at one of their regular London gigs.
Slim Chance has its origin in the early seventies, formed by the legendary musician and songwriter Ronnie Lane who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and the Faces before he went on to pursue his unique musical vision with Slim Chance.
Since then, the release of the film ‘The Passing Show’, the 2004 concert at the Albert Hall with Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood and Paul Weller and the recent re-release of classic Slim Chance material by Island/Universal Records, have led to a resurgence of interest in Ronnie Lane’s music and his band Slim Chance.
The line up now features original members Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson, Steve Bingham, all accomplished musicians. They are regularly joined by guests including their old friend and fine drummer John Lingwood, Geraint Watkins, Jim Russell, Des Horsfall and more. Their set includes a host of classic Ronnie Lane songs including Ooh la la, Debris, The Poacher and How Come as well as original material.
Support comes from the incredible Peter Bruntnell
Nos Da Comrade-NO.7 in MOJO 2016 Americana albums of the year.
If you ask the likes of Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they’ll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities.There are many influences at work on this new record from The Beatles to Big Star to Nick Drake (although they're not necessarily apparent, like the best influences aren't), and when NME claimed that “Peter Bruntnell’s records should be taught in schools”, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian’s songwriting craft.
Nos Da Comrade returns emphatically to the earliest days of Bruntnell’s career, a full-on electric psych-rock experience.
"Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO
"His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" Uncut
"One of the finest songwriters in Britain" The Independent
"One of England's best kept musical secrets" Rolling Stone