"On the Move sounds like music made with drinks in hand and wide smiles on faces"
Mark Blake | MOJO | Read the full review
"Their second LP is an aged-in-the-wood delight of fiddle, mandolin, accordion, guitars and keyboards texturing swinging rock'n'roll."
Mat Snow | Q | Read the full review
"Richly garnished by fiddles, bottleneck and accordion, the rejuvenated Slim Chance may conjure echoes of Lane's The Passing Show, but ultimately seem to be emerging with a rough-shod, rollicking sound of their own."
Kris Needs | Record Collector | Read the full review
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ON THE MOVE
Reminiscent in ways of Ronnie's own second album (appropriately named 'Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance') with its many wide and varied musical styles, it's a wonderful mix of band originals, Ronnie's own numbers plus a surprise or two along the way.
Original band members Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, ably assisted by Geraint Watkins, Des Horsfall and two fine drummers, Jim Russell and John Lingwood, not only prove themselves to be strong songwriters in their own right, but also damned fine vocalists.
From the 'The Poacher'-esque 'Fishing Line' and the Joplin-esque 'Ragtime', to the swooping Afro-Caribbean feel of 'Line In The Sand' and the rock 'n' roll influenced 'Two Steps Away From Love', the band are at ease across various musical genres. Still very much a Slim Chance record, there's also new workings of 'The Poacher', 'Ain't No Lady' and 'Done This One Before', all Ronnie penned songs along with covers of Lead Belly's 'Duncan & Brady' and the Balham Alligators 'Hey Hey, Ho Ho'.
- FISHING LINE (Bingham)
- RAGTIME (Watkins, Hart)
- DAMNED IF YOU DO (Hart, Bingham, Russell)
- DUNCAN & BRADY (Lead Belly)
- THE POACHER (Lane)
- AIN'T NO LADY (Lane, Lambert, O'Lochlainn)
- LINE IN THE SAND (Hart, Simpson)
- TWO STEPS AWAY FROM LOVE (Bingham)
- DONE THIS ONE BEFORE (Lane)
- HEY HEY, HO HO (Watkins, McKidd, Vaughan, O'Connor, Kitchener)
- J'AI BESOIN DE TOI (Walsh, Watkins, Vaughan)
SLIM CHANCE: The musicians who made 'On The Move'
STEVE BINGHAM vocals, bass
CHARLIE HART vocals, accordion, fiddle, organ, spanish guitar
JIM RUSSELL drums, percussion
STEVE SIMPSON vocals, guitars, mandolin, fiddle
GERAINT WATKINS vocals, piano, accordion
ALUN DAVIES acoustic guitar, vocal
DES HORSFALL vocal, acoustic guitar
JOHN LINGWOOD drums, percussion