THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo – Vicky Martin & Dee Stone who perform regularly throughout the UK and France as a duo, trio, or band. They perform both acoustic & electric shows.
Vicky Martin plays Guitar,Bouzouki, Kandela (chromatic dulcimer) and Banjo. Dee Stone plays Piano and Fiddle. The music, is vivid & colorful mix of Roots, Americana, Folk. London Bluegrass and World Music influences and includes a shot ir two of vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues
THE DELTA LADIES regularly expands to a trio adding Lee Collins (Robin Bibi, Afro World Orchestra) on percussion and harmony vocals. For selected gigs they welcome ALAN GLEN (Nine Below Zero, Yardbirds,) on harmonica, Tali Trow (Coal Porters) on string bass & mandolin, or Glynn Evans (Monkees) on bass. Anita Mazzotta (London Stage, Broadway) does regular guest slots on vocals. Occasionally the brilliant DANNY BRYAN (Bex Marshall) augments the band with his dazzling array of world percussion instruments.
The DELTA LADIES are regular performers at the world famous 100 Club where they launched their 'REFUGEE' album. Additionally they have played over 1500 shows in the UK and France including, the Famous Eel Pie Club (home of British Blues), Freddie’s Joint Toulouse, Bulls Head Barnes, Cambridge Folk Club, Charlotte Street, Round Midnight Islington, Blues Kitchen, Tunnels Bristol, Blues at the Farm, Royston Folk Club, Bar Gabariers St. Denise (Fr).
They have appeared at several festivals, Cambridge Rock Fest, Upton Acoustic, Brownstock, and made a famously storming appearance with French Band AWEK at the Blues at Beziers Festival. They have been backing band for Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee’s sister)and support slots have included Chris Farlowe, Larry Garner, Hans Theesink, Larry Miller & Jerry Donahue.
Over the coming months as the Ladies develop the Acoustic & World elements of their music they will be appearing at several festivals including The Great British Folk Festival in Skegness, Tenterden Folk Fest, Ifracombe Folks, Roots & World Music Festival and Bewl Water Folk Fest. A new albu is to be launched at London's 100 Club in February and they will be appearing at a growing number of Theatres, Folk and American venues throughout 2016.
DELTA LADIES has a well earned class reputation for excellent, varied and entertaining shows with Diana Stone’s fiddle showcases, and their American Roots hoedowns as noted highlights.
See below a selection of our clients' comments
"We didn't expect a standing room only gig on a hot Thursday night in the holiday season- but the Delta Ladies really delivered to us"
Andy Wilkin - Proprietor / Booker of THIRD THURSDAY BLUES - SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE READING
"Absolutely brilliant" - TONY BELL - Booker for BROOK'S BLUES BAR on seeing the DELTA LADIES Live at the 100 Club
"A Great live act" - SHIRE FOLK
"Delta Ladies played
and were a revelation,
a breath of fresh air...just brilliant"
St. Denise (Fr)
"We had a stunning set from the Delta Ladies"
Promoter & booker at BLUES IN THE CITY & BROWNSTOCK FESTIVALS
"A brilliant set Ladies!" NOEL NEVIN Proprietor THE CAVERN Raynes Park
"Superb, really good" TREVOR KEELING - BOOKER - Blues at the Red Stevenage