Wirksworth gig for Slim Chance

Slim Chance
Slim Chance

Wirksworth Town Hall will be playing host to the musical talents of Slim Chance when they play a gig there on Friday, June 7, from 8pm.

Slim Chance, comprising five original members, celebrate the spirit and songs of ex-Small Faces and Faces man Ronnie Lane.

Their show includes the songs Ooh La La, Debris, The Poacher and How Come as well as other captivating material to be found on the band’s recent release The Show Goes On.

The band, who will be appearing at the Glastonbury Festival later this month, was recently reformed by multi-instrumentalists Steve Simpson and Charlie Hart and delivers a show that truly does justice to Ronnie Lane’s rich legacy.

The gig completes the autumn/winter/spring season of entertainment at the venue, and there will now be a summer’s break before the town’s annual festival takes place in September.

Cllr Andy Pollock , who is a member of the The Town Hall Events group, said: “We are really pleased that Slim Chance have agreed to play here on Friday and we think it will be a really good gig for people to enjoy.

“What we are aiming to do is to make this a venue where we can showcase local talent but also attract acts from outside the area to stop off in the town and perform.

“We’re not just talking about it as a venue for music, but also for films, theatre etc and we are very happy with how the season has gone.

“The fundraising gig here recently by the Wam Bam Band was great and we are looking forward to Slim Chance’s appearance too.

Support on the night will be by Your Average Savages, a Wirksworth-based group who supported The Wam Bam Band.

“They were very popular before and we’re pleased Slim Chance have said they can support them.

“Slim Chance have also said they are looking forward to hearing them play on the night.”