Montag, 8. Juli 2013 - 10:39 Uhr
This is the opening set by Almost Slayed when they supported The Sweet in Perth on their Australian tour in 2012.
Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013 - 17:49 Uhr
An Australian Noddy Holder soundalike has thrown his huge mirrored hat into the ring as the quest to find a crazee new Slade frontman hots up.
Danny Devlin, 50, from far far away Perth, is considering upping sticks for the plum job of vocalist for the Black Country legends, after guitarist Dave Hill issued an urgent plea for a singer.
Dave, who still leads the band with original drummer Don Powell, was thrown into turmoil after Mal McNulty, who has been with the group for eight years, told him he could no longer handle the pace of replacing Walsall-born, gravel-voiced Noddy.
Popular Danny, who fronts successful Aussie Slade tribute quartet Almost Slayed, would certainly be a red-hot favourite for the role, as his high-decibel voice bears a striking resemblance to the star.
He told the Mail: “It’s all decisions, decisions.
‘‘I’ve got lots of relatives in Birmingham, Scotland and Ireland.
"Although I was born in Perth, I grew up in Leamington Spa and spent my childhood there until the age of nine.
“I suppose I could go over – never say never – but I really don’t know how serious Slade are.”
Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013 - 17:48 Uhr
Slade legend Dave Hill is looking for a crazee new frontman to fill the platform boots of Noddy Holder.
Current singer Mal McNulty is looking to step back from the role originally held by the Walsall-born star, who quit the band in 1991.
But Hill said he had given up on trying to coax Holder and bassist Jim Lea back into the band after more than 20 years.
“I don’t think it will ever happen,” he said.
“Some people could be quite scared of the job – nobody replaces Nod because of his outstanding vocal capacity.
“Mal came up to me and said: ‘You know what, Dave? Maybe it’s time I went – I feel that maybe it’s time for a younger man’.
“I would like somebody 40-ish who knows the period. There’s a guy in Australia who sounds just like Noddy, but that’s not really very practical.
Read the whole story: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music/dave-hill-slade-seek-new-3917556