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.”