info from Chris Statham
Band formed in 1962 and still gigging!
- Tony Lane (Walker) - vocals
- Paul Mycock - lead guitar
- Alan Johnson - bass, replaced by Roger Mycock - bass
- Clive Booth - guitar
- 'Eddie' Edwards - drums
'The Deltones' were formed in the early 60s and played most of the large clubs in the Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield areas supporting such chart bands as The Beatles, The Hollies, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders etc.
Later in the sixties the band turned professional and become more commonly known as 'The Mixture'. They then toured Europe supporting such bands as Eric Clapton and Cream, Status Quo etc. A record contract with Parlophone was secured shortly after their return and The Mixture experienced Chart, TV & Radio success with a number written by Mike D'Arbo of Manfred Mann, recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios.
After a brief lay-off of 14 years brothers Paul & Rodger of the 60s band got the bug again and reformed under their original name of The Deltones. This time the band includes Gary & Chris formally from 'Subway', who during the 80's toured major club venues in the UK. Gary formed Subway straight from school, whilst Chris was a session musician in London during the 60s and early 70s with Leo Sayer and Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac. Chris joined Gary in 1979. The fifth member who has only recently joined The Deltones is Tony. His many years of experience drumming with various bands in the North West brings flare, drive and added punch to complement the group's authentic sound.
In 2004 Chris retired from The Deltones and they are now continuing to gig as a four piece outfit.
How well I remember Paul and Rodger Mycock. They sang like the Everly Bros and played superbly. I was the lead singer with what became The Mixture, before that I was vocalist with Bobby and the Blue Diamonds. Hope they are well.
Bob Harrison - 26/2/09
At long last got to see the Deltones after many years gap. They were great and I have to say that the harmonies of the Mycock brothers are as good as ever.
This is a band worth travelling to see, the range of material is superb. Keep rocking,
Bob Harrison - 5/9/09
Bob!! Couldn't agree more, Always a pleasure to see this band,superb sound. And yes!! Worth travelling to see.
Dave Roylance - Classics Band, Stockport - 22/7/10
Went to see The Deltones last Friday at The George Inn, Compstall. As ever, a SUPERB!performance by every member of this band, The choice of material is second to none and played to an exacting standard.They are just a pleasure to listen to. Sorry I missed you Bob.
Best regards to all.
Dave Roylance - Classics Band, Stockport - 10/8/10
I don't know if you will remember my sister Dorothy Cowley but in the 60s it was her and 2 other girls who started your fan club.
I think they were called Julia and Sue . My sister followed you everywhere and bought the record you made . Playing it hundreds of times driving us all mad . My husband and I would love to come and see you . Whenever you are playing next .bring back some very happy memories I have of my sister.
Linda Byrne - 7/1/12
Went to listen to the Deltones at Poyton club last night, what a good night, the boys rocked and rolled and so did the club members of whom the average age was 70, everyone sang along, a good night was had by all. The Boys in the band were obviously having a great time themselves, you could tell in the music. Worth every minute spent there.
Yvonne Headford - 5/3/13
I believe the band had a 45 issued on an "indie" label called Sabre in 1964, before changing their name later in the sixties. Any information on the "Sabre" label?
Robert Stevens - 28/7/13