Live music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s
Deco Delight was formed by a group of
Musicians from the North West to play as a Quartet, and was later joined by
Gerry Clayton on Bass. It wanted to recreate the sound of music from 1920s 30s
and 40s era. The band is fortunate in having accomplished musicians who have
experienced all styles of music during their lifetime.
Photo by kind permission of Lakeland
Photos Copyright H . Johnston At the Midland Hotel, Morecambe
"Absolutely spiffing, foot tapping music From the 20s 30s & 40s
HARRISON (REEDS & VOCALS)
playing and singing at the age of 5. the Clarinet quickly followed
at the age of 7 by the saxophone at high school. Rosie was a member
of the Lancashire schools concert band and toured Europe and made
several T. V. appearances with the Blackpool sixth form college big
band. Rosie has worked as a teacher for the Blackpool music service
and is now teaching piano, vocals, clarinet and sax at Broughton
music academy. Rosie has a degree in music from Lancaster University
and as well as Deco Delight she has appeared with other jazz
musicians, including Alan Barnes, Tom Kincaid, Bruce Adams, and
Gilad Atzmon, making appearances at jazz clubs around the UK.
GERRY CLAYTON (BASS & VOCALS)
his music career in Liverpool. The Cavern Club, New Brighton Tower
And The Locarno Ballrooms being a few of the many venues he has
worked in. Later he became a session musician recording at
Strawberry and other studios. Moving to Blackpool in 1988 he formed
his own Quartet entertaining the Holiday makers in the resort. He
joined "Deco Delight" in 2014.
PETE LINDUP (TRUMPET TROMBONE & VOCALS)
Has been a professional entertainer for
many years. Pete has toured the country with a variety of shows and has been
featured in summer seasons in his native Blackpool, as well as appearing in
numerous Christmas Pantomimes. Jazz is his first love, especially the 'traditional'
and is often to be seen 'guesting' with various bands around the North West,
either playing trumpet/cornet, trombone or even sousaphone as required.
LAWRENCE MARSHALL (BANJO & GUITAR)
Lawrence originates from Brighton and started
playing Jazz in 1962. Later he then started playing with bands in the Northants
and Bedfordshire area. He came to Morecambe in 2002. and worked with various
bands in the North West since then. Lawrence is an extremely accomplished
player, and has played at many venues throughout the U. K.
PETER EDDOWES (PERCUSSION)
Peter started playing classical music at the age of
10, and later as a teenager was influenced by the big bands and started to play
Jazz. Peter worked for comedian Jim Bowen, and has also performed on Radio and
T. V. He has also worked with some great musicians, such as, Cy Laurie, Neville
Dickie, Roy Williams, John Barnes, Enrico Tomasso and John Hallam. As well as
playing at many venues throughout the U. K. which include Hotels, Festivals and
Theatres, he has also played, on Cruise ships.
Deco Delight at the HERON THEATRE CUMBRIA (Copyright Gerry Clayton)