What you hear is live. We don’t record separately (for the most part; except for Laura backing up her vocals in a few songs). What you hear is what we give. We do not believe in The Tarnishing Polish. We Play music to tug at your heartstrings, and promote thought… Comics… Middle Earth… Love!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Chill or Loud... Plugged-in or Acoustic. The Venue (and client) help dictate performance. Now we have a question for you, "Energy is not wasted. Something cannot come from nothing. So where do your thoughts, your ideas, your creativity come from? Much Love!" ~Slim and Red
(link hidden) Hey everyone. This is Mike and Laura and we are the members of Slim and Red and have been since 2011. We both came from musical backgrounds with many family members being able to play multiple instruments and sing. Mike’s interest in playing music began around age 16 in which he started to learn how to play the bass. His parents purchased him a Hamer bass, November 11th 1997, to hone his skills with. Less than 2 months later, he played and sang in his first show with his brother Kevin and his friend H. He then picked up the guitar about 6 months later and used that to write his songs with. Since then, he has been in and out of a couple bands and has recorded some of his own work.
Laura started singing at the young age of 4 and at the age of 15 started learning to play the guitar on her dads’ vintage electric. For her 16th birthday, her dad surprised her with a Cort acoustic and at that point she worked on singing and playing together. For a while, Laura played in a praise and worship group with her uncle and aunt, but then slowly lost interest as teenagers do. Although Laura sang in church, chorus, and for her family- a lot, her first major audience was the psychology and sociology program at her high school where she sang and played guitar with her friend Jackson, who played the piano. Laura has since then entered and won three local singing contests and is ready to start writing original works.
Being together since 1998 and being married since 2000, one could only wonder why we didn’t start playing music together much earlier. But everything happens for a reason, and our time happens to be right now. Added to our old musical skills are: drums, piano, ukulele and whatever else we can get our hands on or feel is needed in our music. Thanks for checking us out! And don’t forget to check out David Esh at (link hidden) and Evan Deane at (link hidden). Excelsior!
Additional Booking Notes
With Two CD's of original music and New CD's always on the horizon; we don't much need cover songs. However, we love playing Florence and the Machine, Iron & Wine, White Stripes, Johnny Cash; to name a few.
|Laura Deane||The Power|
|Mike Deane||The Leader|
Influences & Inspiration
First and foremost - Our Children (Haley, Hannah, and Logan). Then - Daniel Johnston, Annie Lennox, Karen Carpenter, Florence Welsh, Jack White, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Green Day, Florence and the Machine, TV on the Radio, Cat Power, Ingrid Michaelson, White Stripes......
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