THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo – Vicky Martin & Diana 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, Lap Steel, Kandela, Uke & Bouzouki. Diana Stone plays Piano, Fiddle, Keyboards & Accordion. The music, is an energetic mix of originals & cover versions with influences ranging through vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues, Americana, swing and rock & roll, to Bluegrass and American roots music.
On occasion THE DELTA LADIES expands to a trio or band – they add Lee Collins (Robin Bibi, Afro World Orchestra) on percussion or drums, and Anita Mazzotta (London Stage, Broadway) – vocals.
In addition the DELTA LADIES are pleased to welcome ALAN GLEN (Nine Below Zero, Yardbirds, Dr Feelgood) on harmonica for selected shows. They complete the rhythm section with GLYNN EVANS (Martha & the Vandellas) on bass, and DANNY BRYAN (Bex Marshall) on percussion.
The DELTA LADIES are regular performers at the world famous 100 Club where they recently had a triumphant album launch. Additionally they have played over 1300 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), St. Harmonica’s London. They have appeared at many festivals, Cambridge Rock Fest, Upton Acoustic, Hayling Island Boogaloo Fest, Colne, Plumpton. They had 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), Tim Aves and Earl Jackson. Support slots have included Chris Farlowe, Larry Garner, Hans Theesink, Larry Miller & Jerry Donahue.
DELTA LADIES have a first class reputation for varied entertaining shows with Diana Stone’s fiddle showcases and their American Roots hoedowns as noted highlights.
Finally as tribute to the DELTA LADIES pedigree they have welcomed numerous noted musicians on live shows Robin Bibi, – Art Themen (Stan Tracey), Tony Reeves (John Mayall, John Martyn), Louis Cennamo (Renaissance), Rafael Ravenscroft (Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty), , Gwyn Ashton, Nick Newell (Zoot Money).
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Our Gigs for February 2015
Friday 6 February, Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 6RE Tel 01273 441297 9pm
Wednesday 11 February, The Bassment, Chelmsford, (no tel) 9pm
Friday 13 February, The Poyntz Arms, East Molesey KT8 0DP Tel 020 8941 2323 9pm
Saturday 14 February, The Red Lion, Arundel BN18 9AG Tel 01903 882214 9pm
Saturday 21 February Americana@The White lion
Sunday 22 February, The Oval Tavern, Croydon CR0 6BR Tel 020 8686 6023 9pm
Saturday 28 February, The Lytton Arms, Old Knebworth SG3 6QB Tel 01438 812312 9pm
Our Gigs for March 2015
Sunday 1 March, The Queen’s Head, Sandridge AL4 9DL Tel 01727 855069 6.30pm
Thursday 5 March, The Retreat, Reading RG1 4EH Tel 0118 957 1593 9pm
Saturday 7 March, Skehans, London SE14 5TW, (no tel) 9pm
Saturday 14 March, The Lamb, Lewes BN7 2DG Tel 01273 470950 9pm
Sunday 15 March, The Oddfellows Arms, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9SP Tel 01442 249338 4.30pm
Friday 20 March, The Rising Sun, Berkhampstead
Saturday 21 March The Harringay Arms, 153 Crouch Hill, London N8 9QH
Sunday 22 March The Mitre 58 High St, Barnet
Saturday 28 March, The Barley Mow, Shepperton TW17 0EE Tel 01932 225326 9pm