Great weekend of music as band put on back-to-back gigs in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 15:43 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:50 10 June 2015




Rock out this weekend as four piece band Slam put on two nights of electrifying shows.

The group are playing at The Three Travellers pub on Saturday night followed by the Admiral Vernon the following night.

They’ll be performing tracks from a variety of artists from Deep Purple to The Osmonds – and even a bit of T Rex – and say they’re already looking forward to back-to-back performances.

Drummer Charlie Towler said: “We have played The Three Travellers a few times before and The Admiral Vernon is one of our regular gigs.”

The group originally formed in the late ’80s and performed and recorded regularly with acts including Def Leppard, Tokyo Blade and Deep Machine through to the mid-’90s.

They recently got back together with Charlie joined by original members Fred Ball, John Wiggins and Dave Horne.

“We have some great memories over the years – like the recordings we have done in the past,” Charlie said.

“These include festivals we have played, such as the Cambridge Rock festival, and just generally playing and doing gigs locally.”

The band’s energetic stage show is part of what makes them stand out from the crowd.

“Our singer Fred is just such a character and really reacts with the crowd to get them going,” Charlie added. “We all just bounce off each other, which is great, although Freddy is the main man of the band.”

Slam’s Saturday night gig will be held at the Three Travellers pub 
in Wood Lane, Dagenham from 9pm. 
Sunday’s gig takes place 
at the Admiral Vernon pub in Broad Street, Dagenham, from 9pm. Like Slam Rock UK on Facebook.

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