Warrington Guardian caught up with Sly Antics bassist, Chris Allen to talk about the moment which led to him reigniting his passion for live music after not performing for 18 months.
The former Lymm High School pupil remembers stepping onto the stage at Kendal Calling festival and looking out at a sea of faces. Chris was filling in for the bassist of The Slow Readers’ Club who was on holiday at the time.
The 28-year-old said: “I walked out onto the stage and the crowd were chanting ‘readers’. I knew instantly I wanted to get back into this. I hadn’t played for 18 months and when I got home I was straight on the internet. I was up until 2am looking for bands to join.”
This led to Chris joining next month’s Friars Live Headliner, Sly Antics, who were recently played pre-match at the weekend before Warrington Wolves took on Wakefield Wildcats, as part of the Wolves’ partnership with WArringtonMusic.co.uk.
Chris spoke to Weekend ahead of Sly Antics’ headline set for Friars Live on Saturday, May 6. You can read the indepth interview on the Warrington Guardian website here.
They will be joined by Warrington bands Filthy Tricks and Sweet Release and Liverpool’s Shamona at Friars Court in Barbauld Street. Tickets available now on the Skiddle now.