Laurence Archer

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Laurence Archer
Years active1980-present
Associated acts

Laurence Archer is a guitarist and song writer notable for his work with British rock bands, UFO and Phil Lynott's Grand Slam.[1] Laurence wrote many songs with Phil some of which were released as Thin Lizzy songs . He was also a member of British band Wild Horses, Stampede, Lautrec, Magnum, Medicine Head and Rhode Island Red with Gary Leiderman on bass (ex Talk Talk, Thin Lizzy), Manolo Antonana on drums and frontman/actor/writer Mike Dyer before temporarily retiring from music in 1994. In March 2018 it is rumoured that Laurence is reforming Grand Slam.

Archer was previously in Stampede, who recorded 2 albums for Polydor Records: The Official Bootleg and Hurricane Town. Before that, Archer was in Lautrec with his stepfather, singer Reuben Archer.

Stampede reformed in 2009[2] in the wake of renewed interest and the CD re-issues of both The Official Bootleg and Hurricane Town via UK-based Rock Candy Records and Universal Music in Japan. The line-up consisted of original members Laurence Archer, Reuben Archer, and Colin Bond, with Steve Graystone replacing Eddie Parsons on drums, and new guitarist Chris Clowsley.

In 2011, Archer also began playing in the band X-UFO, alongside fellow former members of UFO, Danny Peyronel and Clive Edwards, with Rocky Newton (ex-McAuley Schenker Group) on bass.


w/ Lautrec[edit]

  • Mean Gasoline EP (1980)


  • LA (1986)

w/ Stampede[edit]

  • Days of Wine and Roses EP (1982)
  • The Official Bootleg (1982)
  • Hurricane Town (1983)
  • The Other Side 7" Single (1983)

with UFO[edit]

  • High Stakes & Dangerous Men (1992)
  • Lights Out In Tokyo (1992)

with Phil Lynott's Grand Slam[edit]

  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (2003 recorded 1984)


  1. ^ Laurence Archer Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ Laurence Archer Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 2011