Lead singer Dean Fairhurst and lead guitarist Louis Menguy, both originating from the Warrington/Greater Manchester area, began formulating their own band after leaving high school in 2006. After being informed by the careers officer that the only place they were bound for was either the building site or the dole queue, they took it upon themselves to form what would be the enigmatic Rock & Roll band Slydigs.
In their live performances, Slydigs have managed to ensnare not only the belle époque of the Northern Music Scene, but have also captured beautifully their origins and influences to produce what can only be described as “the most charismatic, modern day live act” out there today!
The bands’ influences range from the Rolling Stones to the Clash, from Bertolt Brecht to Hunter S. Thompson. Dean Fairhurst (the lead songwriter) fuses classic rock structures with tailor-made Rock & Roll Poetry intended for arenas around the world. It’s not just their music that burns with ambition, the four-piece have their eyes set on conquering the world and this year has seen the band take to the road in earnest, in an effort to convert new followers to their gospel of rock ‘n’ roll.
Having already supported the likes of the iconic New York Dolls, The Fall, Alabama 3, Pete Doherty, Idlewild and The Rifles, Slydigs are no strangers to the live scene and see the stage as a home from home. It is there, in the pubs and clubs of the UK & Ireland, that they have refined their distinctive sound.
2012 saw Slydigs sign to FLICKNIFE RECORDS and begin formulating their Debut Album ‘Never To Be Tamed’ – released September 24th 2012. Frenchy Gloder, (Flicknife MD) says “Slydigs are the most exciting band we have signed in the last 20 years”.
The album received 9/10 from Vive Le Rock Magazine