Chas Lacey


Bass player Chas Lacey has a tough choice as to his best-ever gig – The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Free, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie to name but a few of the great acts he saw in the days when you could pay on the door and still have enough change from a fiver for a few pints and the bus home. His favourite show might be Bruce Springsteen at Wembley – perfect weather, The Boss at his best – and the gig he’d love to have been at would be Live Aid a week later.

Chas was a rescue cat, having drifted off into country rock but he’s enjoying being back in the fast lane or at least, the cycle path. For his perfect musical holiday Chas would drive a Winnebago from Nashville to Seattle, stopping off in Memphis and Austin along the way. On a desert island his luxury would be a 9 hole golf course and as a cricket-loving vegetarian, Chas is the band member least likely to bite the head off a bat.