Kid Jensen Presents
In association with Parkinson's UK
In a celebration of the great
on the date of his birthday
Friday April 1st 2022
with surprise guests to be announced
Kid Jensen – a man who needs no introduction – is bringing a series of high-quality music to Esher Theatre under the banner of ‘Kid Jensen Presents’. First up is Slim Chance celebrating the life of Ronnie Lane, supported by Peter Donegan, son of Lonnie.
Kid Jensen presents “Slim Chance and a Celebration of Ronnie Lane”
Throughout 50 years in the music business, Kid Jensen has focused not only on the music he played on radio but also – and perhaps more importantly – on the people behind the songs.
One such person was Ronnie Lane. A masterful musician, a man who shunned the trappings of fame and someone who was, above all else, a wonderful human being.
Ronnie always jokingly claimed that he found the musicians for Slim Chance in the pages of Exchange and Mart. In 2010 Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson trawled the streets of South London and miraculously found three more ex-Slim Chancers who were all keen to sign up again to the quest for Ronnie's musical holy grail.
Slim Chance are renowned for their incredible musicality bringing an up-tempo party atmosphere to every gig they play. Performing a mixture of Ronnie Lane songs and Slim Chance originals, this is one event not to be missed!
The concert will also feature the excellent Peter Donegan, son of Lonnie Donegan. Such was Lonnie’s influence on the world of music that George Harrison once said:
“No Lonnie Donegan, no Beatles.”
Peter was a finalist in The Voice and is an award-winning singer/songwriter. He brings energy and craft to his show that would make his father proud.
Ronnie was held in such high esteem, that he became the focus of star-studded concerts and tours on both sides of the Atlantic to raise money for other MS sufferers. When he moved to Texas to seek treatment, he carried on playing with some fine American musicians. Ronnie died in Colorado in 1997 but his songs live on.