What's even better about Thatch is that he leads a double existence, because on weekends he turns into Noddy Boulder - lead singer and doppleganger of Slade's Noddy Holder in his own Slade tribute band called Slyde - and they're brilliant live. And he definitely has more than a passing resemblance to Noddy, in both look and voice. My generation of kids who grew up in the 1970s loved Slade, so it was great the first time I met Thatch to be able to reminisce about the good old days. Thatch and his band rehearse nearby in a purpose built studio, and the level of detail goes down to his guitarist's fantastic replica of Dave Hill's 'Super Yob' guitar. So I go along and we chat about engines, guitars, music, metal - absolutely perfect.
You can contact Thatch at E.M.S for any engine or machine work on 01296 655885, details here - he's based not far out of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Check out gig dates and more information for Slyde at their website here: http://slydeuk.net
This is Thatch in impressive action with Slyde, he's the singer!!