One of the most memorable bands of the 1970s, Slade are heading to Cardiff this festive season to bid “Merry Christmas Everybody!”
Slade, who notched up no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits over the last 50 years continue to be a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
The band 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 band’s first No-1 and a huge hit across Europe.
As the seventies progressed so did their success with hits such as “Take Me Bak ‘Ome“, “Mama We’er All Crazee Now“, “Cum on Feel the Noize” and “Gudbye T’ Jane“.
Today, Slade are led by founder member Dave Hill on lead guitar with John Berry who joined in 2003 on Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Violin. John has also played bass with Mud, The Sweet, Screaming Lord Sutch, The Tremeloes, Bay City Rollers & The Rubettes. Joining John on Lead Vocals and Keys is Russell Keefe, having played in many original bands in his early years, he has also recorded albums for Polygram & United Artists, Russell has toured with The Pretty Things and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, Alex Bines now joins on Drums, Alex has toured with Wilko Johnson, The Rubettes and is also a Drum teacher.
Slade will play Cardiff’s Tramshed on December 3rd, 2021 (a date rescheduled from last years postponed show). For ticket details visit https://www.gigantic.com/slade-tickets