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“A remarkable grand slammin’ hard rock record.” β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (4/5) – Daily Express

“Outstanding qualities” – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (8/10) – Classic Rock Magazine

“High-class hard rock for 2020 and beyond.” – Outlaw Magazine

“Grand Slam? It’s a slam dunk!” – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (9/10) Powerplay Magazine

“An upbeat and enjoyable Hard Rock album” – Fireworks Magazine

“Hit The Ground reclaims Archer’s small but not insignificant part in the Lynott story while also paying heartfelt respect to Phil” β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (4/5) – Planet Rock Magazine

“A near-perfect hard rock record” β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2 β˜… (4.5/5) – Get Ready To Rock!

“A grand return” β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (4/5) – Planet Mosh

“A little short of sensational. And the thing about the good old days? Well, they ain’t over yet. Not by a long shot.” β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/2β˜… (9.5/10) – Maximum Volume Music

British rock band GRAND SLAM return to form with a new line-up and criticially acclaimed album 'Hit The Ground' for 2019!


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 β€” primed and ready.

The new band (Laurence alongside Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid and Rocky Newton) honours the band’s history whilst also looking to the future β€” 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.

Grand Slam have gone straight into the official UK rock charts at number seven with album HIT THE GROUND the reaction has been incredible. They’ve enjoyed a promising return to the live arena with sets at Ramblin’ Man Fair, Winter Storm Troon, and a run of headline shows in the UK this November & December.


(Released Nov 22nd 2019 via Marshall Records)


1. Gone Are The Days
2. 19
3. Hit The Ground
4. Military Man
5. Crazy
6. Dedication
7. Long Road
8. Sisters Of Mercy
9. Crime Rate
10. Grand Slam


1. Gone Are The Days
2. Hit The Ground


Official UK Charts

Official UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 - No.7
Official Independent Album Breakers Chart Top 20 – No. 6
Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50 – No. 23

Classic Rock's 'Top 50 Albums Of The Year'

'Hit The Ground' landed No.38 in Classic Rock Magazine's Albums Of 2019 as voted by the writers.

Radio Play

National radio support from the BBC Radio 2 Rock Show with Johnny Walker, Planet Rock Radio, plus regional and specialist playlist support in the UK.




General enquiries & bookings:

Sue Sheridan, Opaque Management

E: sue@opaquemanagement.co.uk

T: 0203 951 0000


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