A rockin’ trio from Devon, England, with strong original songs. Inspired by rock n roll, rockabilly and hillbilly of the 1950s, with a few other genres creeping in along the way, Delta 88 bring the raw energy and rock n roll spirit of Memphis in 1956 into the modern world. Taking influence from diverse sources such as 1950s sci-fi films, film noir, rockabilly greats including Elvis Presley and Charlie Feathers, UK skiffle, travel by train, car and motorcycle and telling timeless tales of love, loss, revenge and passion, Delta 88 will take you on a high-tempo, whirlwind rockin’ journey that leaves you wanting more.
The band are:
Julian Wood – upright bass
Nikki Clews – drums and vocals
Simon Clews – guitar and vocals
In May 2016 Delta 88 joined with Western Star Records to release a vinyl EP, 'Rockabilly Tales' and then a CD album, 'Rocket Powered' in February 2017. The new album 'Firefly', featuring 14 original songs, was released on 21 January 2019.
The Delta 88 newsletter, The Rocket, is available below.
Photos by Tony Bruce