Delltones return to their roots

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The Delltones have been entertaining audiences for over half a century and now the Aussie music legends are set to return to their roots on their upcoming tour.

The beloved group will be lighting up the stage at the Evan Theatre at Penrith Panthers on Friday, May 31.

Led by the charismatic, instantly recognisable Ian ‘Peewee’ Wilson, The Delltones have been a fixture in the Australian music industry since their early days in the 1960’s.

Their unique brand of doo wop and rock earned them many admirers, with the band releasing a string of well-known hits over the years including ‘Gee, You’re The Limit’, ‘Get a Little Dirt On Your Hands’, ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’ and ‘Hangin’ Five’.

After changes in The Delltones’ earlier years, the line-up has remained stable since the 1990’s with Wilson being joined on stage by Woody Finlayson, Merv Dick and Owen Booth.

The foursome have returned The Delltones to their roots as a four-part harmony band and are promising an entertaining night for fans.

“The whole idea of The Delltones show is that unlike others that are trying to relive their early years in a sea of nostalgia and reminiscing, The Delltones will be out there,” Wilson said.

“Hopefully we can tease them out of the past and bring them into the here and now with some songs that are aimed at the heart and the feet… we’re hoping that we’ll meet their expectations, those that want a good night out, and fill their hearts with joy and fun.”

After a long, successful career in music, Wilson is still keeping busy – he recently penned an autobiography Come A Little Bit Closer and also intends to continue making music for as long as possible.

“I’m very, very happy with the way the band’s performing, we don’t have anything to prove anymore, we have an audience out there, it won’t go away… as soon as it goes away, you can say goodbye to The Delltones, otherwise I’ll bop ’til I drop,” he said.

The Delltones will perform at the Evan Theatre in Penrith Panthers on Friday, May 31 at 8pm. Tickets are $40. For bookings or more information, call 4720 5555 or visit

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