Slade – Without a doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock ‘n’ roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 top 20 singles of which 6 were No 1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
Slade’s chart career has spanned 3 decades and their enduring songs Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the worlds biggest companies.
Slade first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song Get Down And Get With It then, released in October of the same year Coz I Luv You was the bands first No 1 and a huge hit across Europe.
Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world.
Slade have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the lucrative German festival scene and undertake an annual UK Merry Christmas Everybody tour in December. They also have a huge following of fans and regularly play concert dates in Russia, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and the Czech Republic.
Led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell, the bands latest additions are ex Mud bass guitarist John Berry, frequently spied in the guise of the Big Issue seller in Eastenders, and new lead vocalist Mal McNulty. Mal has had an extensive career, he featured with Rockin Horse in the 70s, heavy rock band Golden Night, German rock band Hazzard, and he was a founder member of London fun-pub band Paddy Goes To Holyhead. Having formed The Wandering Crutchless with Tino Troy of Preying Mantis, Bruce Bisland of Sweet and occasional guest Andy Scott, Mal joined Sweet in which he eventually became lead vocalist.
Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock’n’roll.
A date for your diary, Slade are back for Christmaaaas!