Wendy's childhood influences included The Beatles (early albums), Chuck Berry, Brenda Lee and Buddy Holly. Her love of classic rock and roll, along with the rockabilly renaissance in the late 70s/early 80s, inspired her to become a DJ, eventually specialising in the music of the 1950s and early '60s. From '79 to the early 90s she worked in clubs, on mobiles and as a local radio presenter before reinventing herself as a singer/songwriter on the International Song Festival circuit. By the late 80's Wendy had some success and landed 3 publishing deals and management with Guy Fletcher whose songs were covered by Elvis, Cliff and The Hollies. From the mid 90s, Wendy fronted various local bands, working with Screaming Lord Sutch and supporting a number of iconic acts like The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fortunes and Dave Berry. In 2009 she hung up her microphone for several years before making her comeback as singer/bass player with "The Dellatones." The Dellatones perform classic rock & roll covers and a few original songs in the same style, and Wendy is the band's main songwriter.
Pete's life in music began as a bass player, inspired by Mike Weston of Plymouth-based band "The Better Days," but his early guitar influences included Scotty Moore, George Harrison and Hank Marvin. At the age of 15, Pete was asked to step in and take control of Bass duties due to the illness of the regular Bass player for the legend that is 'Sir Tom Jones.' His first band was a Chuck Berry Tribute, "Judd & the Monquays," the House Band at The Quay Club, Plymouth Barbican (c. 1963) and he subsequently Joined and toured with Exeter-based professional band "The Guild" who were lucky enough to play at 'The Star Club' in Hamburg put on the map of course by The Beatles. After a three year break from playing, Pete joined popular South Hams rock band "Caged" (early 70s), then took an 11 year break from playing before reinventing himself as lead guitarist in 50s/60s rock & roll band "Rockwood," one of the top function bands in the South West during the late 80's/early 90s. It was after he left "Rockwood" that he first worked with Wendy, a musical relationship that has lasted many years. Despite hanging up his guitar at the Millennium, Wendy persuaded Pete to return to the stage in 2016 with "The Dellatones."
Nik started out his career when he entered a Talent Competion at Pontins playing Drums with the resident band.
The song was Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da which won him the competition and was offered a job by Pontins as a Bluecoat. He stayed with Pontins for 15 years working along side Brian Conlley for 2 seasons. After Pontins came the International Circuit mainly Tenerife, Ibiza and all of mainland Spain. In Tenerife he met Glen Dale who was one of the founding members of the hit makers 'The Fortunes' and continued to tour as part of Glen Dale's Fortunes.
A number of TV walk-on parts came next. The highlight was playing the Doorman in the Xmas Special of Only Fools and Horses 'FATAL EXTRACTION' followed by Casualty, Wycliffe, Grange Hill, The Bill and Moll Flanders.
Whilst in Spain his band at the time headlined the Harley Davidson 'Hog Rally' in Fuengerola on stage with the legend that is 'Roy Wood'
Rock n Roll has played a huge part in Nik's career being a huge Elvis fan and actually owns a piece of Rock n Roll history. A concert belt that Elvis wore twice.
Nik is blessed now with working along side Pete and Wend as part of 'The Dellatones'
Together this is Rock n Roll at it's very best.
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