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SLADE – Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great
Britain in the past 50 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 6 decades and their enduring songs “Far
Far Away”, “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’s catalogue of hits are synonymous with
the era:- “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, “Mama Weer All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel
The Noize”, “Gudbye T’ Jane”, along with the many others provided a
soundtrack to the Glam Generation and are still today, heavily featured on
any retrospective of the time.
At the beginning of the eighties, Slade were invited to appear at the Reading
Rock Festival, a massive annual event which attracted over 100,000 people.
They literally stole the show, giving some of the worlds biggest rock bands a


serious run for their money whilst kindling new interest from a whole new
audience. As a result, the band signed a new record deal and unleashed the
anthem “We’ll Bring The House Down”, which reached the Top-10 in the UK
in January 1981. Slade were back!
Not content to rest on their Glam laurels, Slade began forging a new path
through the hugely influential British heavy rock scene. A second successful
appearance at Castle Donnington in 1981, before a crowd of over 60,000
people, consolidated the bands position and paved the way for the single
“Lock Up Your Daughters”, and the album “Til Deaf Do Us Part”.
While Slade were busy in the UK releasing the massive hit “My Oh My” to
huge acclaim, LA metal band Quiet Riot were spreading the word Stateside
with their version of “Cum On Feel The Noize”, which proved so successful
that they followed it up with “Mama Weer All Crazee Now”. Throughout the
start of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being
a major force in British pop’n’rock.
The early nineties saw the bands “Radio Wall Of Sound” hit the UK Top-30
and thereby give Slade a solid 30 year chart run!
In 1991, due to the continual demand from around the world, founder Slade
member Dave Hill returned to touring by playing a few select dates in Europe
prior to embarking on what turned out to be a very successful two month
tour of Australia.
SLADE have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the
festival scene. They have a huge following of fans and regularly play concert
dates in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway,
Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Ukraine, Bulgaria, Spain & France. Having just returned from a festival in Tel
Aviv & Gibraltar, next stop is Greenland and Faroe Islands.
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


Now in 2023, they celebrate 50 years of “Cum on Feel the Noize” &
“Merry Christmas Everybody” reaching No1 in 1973!
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.