Formed in 1984, FM signed to CBS (Sony) records and toured with such luminaries as Bon Jovi, Tina Turner and Whitesnake plus many more. They did their own headline theatre tour of the UK in 1989, including a sold out London Hammersmith Apollo. The band released 5 studio albums, a live acoustic album and 'Best Of' compilation. In 1996 with the changing musical tide the band split but remained close friends. Then, in 2007 they were persuaded to reform for a one-off show at Nottingham Rock City (Firefest IV) and are still rocking strong today.
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Introduced into the Hall of Fame in the British Blues Awards for winning Young Artist Of The Year 2014, 2015 & 2016. Voted Best European Guitarist in the European Music Awards. Hailed as one to watch as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning records.
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Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day. Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine. And here it is - primed and ready. The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Dave Boyce) honours the traditions of the band’s 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 adrenaline that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.
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