Friday 20th October at 7.45pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
Farncombe Music Club @ St. John's Church,
St. John’s Street, Farncombe,
Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ
Friday 8th December at 8.00pm
Slim Chance Christmas Show
The Half Moon, Putney
93 Lower Richmond Road
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM
The Eel Pie Club at The Cabbage Patch
The Cabbage Patch
67 London Road
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM
CALLING ALL SUSSEX SLIM CHANCERS!! The Slim Chance bandwagon will be rolling into the lovely town of Lewes in E. Sussex this Saturday May 13th for a barnstorming set at: Lewes Con Club, 139 HIGH ST. LEWES, E. SUSSEX BN7 1XS. It's going to be a night to remember so whatever you do grab your tickets now and come along to the best knees up Sussex has had since Slim Chance invaded Brighton last year!! Ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/380516
See you there! Love from us all in Slim Chance. xxx
Southwest Records are proud to present this new album by Billy Nicholls: A collection of a few old songs; revisited and re-recorded, plus some new compositions.
‘A Secret Game’ lyrics were inspired by part of a Ghazal ‘Be Not Grieved’ written by the Persian poet Hafiz and translated by Meher Baba.
‘Without Your Love’ first appeared on the ‘White Horse’ album; before being a huge hit for Roger Daltrey; who sang this song for the soundtrack of the film ‘McVicar’. This new version has vocals by Billy, recorded by his son Morgan on analogue tape at Olympic Studio in Barnes. Ironically, this was where he recorded many of his earlier works ‘Would You Believe’ and ‘Love Songs’.
‘Everloving Arms’ another track revisited, was originally recorded for the ‘White Horse’ album in Los Angeles in 1976.
‘Brief Encounter’ was inspired by the last few moments of the 1940’s film of the same name; written from the standpoint of the husband.
‘Waiting for a Friend’ is a new recording of another track; which was especially written for the ‘McVicar ‘film and originally sung by Roger Daltrey.
‘Amy’ as it says in the song, was written for Billy’s baby daughter a long time ago. The song was recently recorded live by his son Morgan in his Studio and filmed by his other son Will. The video presented to Amy at her wedding to fellow musician Louis Matthews in December 2014, can be viewed here on the website front page.
A Secret Game’s cover is the concept of Billy’s son Will.
The Front Cover image has been taken from a painting by Dudley Edwards; a long time family friend who was part of the Binder, Edwards & Vaughan team of artists producing psychedelic art in the 60’s.
Dudley also produced the Artwork for the cover of the album: ‘Love Songs’.The Back cover includes an image from a Chinese Dream stone purchased from an antique shop in Kensington.
Buy A Secret Game and listen to a couple of tracks from the album in the shop here.
Exciting news today with the New Album now titled 'A Secret Game' being Mastered by Jon Astley at 'Close to the Edge'. The final tracks have been recorded with the help of Morgan Nicholls at his home studio and Will of Will Nicholls Films producing Images for the cover & artwork.
See a video of Billy playing and singing 'AMY' one of the tracks on the New Album below.
NO MORE DOWNLOADS
We have decided that it's not worth selling albums and tracks digitally. So until things change with realistic royalty payments, we will only be selling Southwest Albums as physical CDs (and possibly more Vinyl). Seems like a backward step but lets see what happens.
The WHO at Porchester Hall on 2nd September 2014 for TEEN CANCER AMERICA ( The USA version of TEENAGE CANCER TRUST here in the UK ). A Live Show relayed worldwide. Great Gig. Check it out on YouTube.
Chris Evans and his controversial channel4 TGF Friday Night Show on 12th June 2015 with Roger Daltrey and Liam Gallagher
At last 'Rosslyn Road' CD is available; re released in a brand new card package.
New improved website and shop are now up and running.
Please report any faults or messages: saying pages couldn't be found.
Guestbook will be reinstated asap.
Rosslyn Road is being re-packaged and repressed. It will be available soon.