The Slaves were formed in 1996 by three of Londons top session musicians and composers. Merv, Andy and Craig are still the three founding members. Together they have a very impressive CV:
MERV ( swerve ) A founder member of Britain's most famous AOR band – FM. This band has recorded over 10 albums on major labels and toured the world with major acts such as Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Tina Turner, Meatloaf, Santana, and many more.
CRAIG ( cj ) A founder member of Romeo's Daughter – a band whose first album had songs covered by Steps, Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler, Heart, and Starship….all written by Craig. His library albums have been used on Friends, Coronation street, Sky sports, and countless TV adverts.
ANDY( wellsy ) First pro gig was as the Drummer for Meatloaf's 1985 World Tour. Also a member of Then Jerico, Romeo's Daughter, The March Violets, and The Overtures. He has also performed with Roxette, John Parr, and Whitney Houston..
Twist And Shout – The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love – The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones All Over now – The Rolling Stones Crazy Little Thing – Queen Dont stop Me Now – Queen We Will Rock You – Queen Every Breath You Take – The Police Roxanne – The Police Message In A Bottle – The Police Wonderwall – Oasis Dont look Back In Anger – Oasis Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Maggie May – Rod Stewart Desire – U2 Where The Streets Have No Name – U2 Losing My Religion – REM Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams Baby Now Your Gone – Bryan & Mel C No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis Place Your Hands – Reef Should I Stay ? – The Clash American Pie – Don McLean Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves Town Called Malice – The Jam Tainted Love – Soft Cell Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics