19th June 2019

grand slam

Marshall Records have signed Grand Slam, the band formed in 1984 as the brainchild of ex-Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, to their ever growing roster.

Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime due to Phil Lynott's untimely death with founding member Laurence Archer going on to make his name playing with UFO. Laurence always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine and now here it is - primed and ready.

The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honours the traditions of Grand Slam history whilst also looking to the future. Classic tracks co-written by Lynott and Archer sit alongside a set of brand new songs that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.

Already a live monster, the band are all set to release their debut album in October 2019 via Marshall Records.

Label Head Steve Tannett tells us: "As soon as I heard the first three tracks I was completely blown away by the quality of the songwriting and the passion and the commitment of the delivery from vocalist Mike Dyer. Coupled with the explosive guitar playing from founder Laurence Archer, I knew this was the right project for the label.

"To be able to release some of the songs that were written with the total legend that was Phil Lynott, we at Marshall are proud to welcome Grand Slam to their new home."

Fans can get an early tester of the stunning new album when Grand Slam play Ramblin' Man Fair tomorrow, Saturday 20th July. Catch them when they headline the Rising Stage at 6.00pm.

























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