Malcolm playing guitar / managing rock covers band Slingshot 1997 - 2005... originally started off playing tapes through the PA between sets... then onto CD's... then adding in a crossfader and some lights...


Then Malcolm asked to DJ at biker events circa 1999...

Initially using band PA and lights, the SCRE was born and began DJing in earnest in year 2000, playing rock at biker weekend rallies & 1-day shows... all money from gigs put back into the show to buy equipment to make it a standalone roadshow.


Realising that no-one was playing the new rock (nu-metal) that was emerging at the time at these events, the name and emphasis was changed...

...and the Alt. Slingshot Alternative Rock Roadshow was born! The emphasis was an Alternative to the traditional dinosaur rock-only fare - which at the time was something new - and very popular! After the hugely successful initial crusade in 2001, with gigs at the BMF Show, British Grand Prix / MAG Mega Show and International V-Twin rally amongst many others - all (except BMF who used PA company only for disco) rebooked for 2002 with the addition of Reading MAG's Lion Rally & Yorks' MAG's Farmyard Party where I DJ'd the main arena - for 8,000 people through the main PA.


As the roadshow evolved - and others caught up - I found myself diversifying into other areas away from biking events. I still DJ at bike rallies, but also now do many other non-rock gigs from birthdays & weddings to office parties and DJ sets in night clubs, rock and otherwise.

The End

... In 2005, the name was changed to 'Pagan Flame' to reflect the fact that the roadshow was now entirely separate from Slingshot (the band) - the band itself split in September 2005 due to a lack of gigs, leaving me to concentrate on mobile DJing.


... so for 2006, speakers, lights, amps were upgraded in January, all relevant documentation and paperwork obtained to make the FDR a fully road-legal and professional Roadshow, once again changing the name (to reflect the new direction), to The Firedance Roadshow.