E’ morto la notte scorsa tre giorni dopo essere rimasto gravemente ferito alla testa, investito mentre si trovava in bicicletta sulle strade di Liverpool. Scompare a 52 anni Alan Wills, fondatore dell’etichetta Deltasonic, inizialmente viatico per aprire la strada ai Coral. Successivamente è il guru della nuova generazione di band del Merseyside come The Zutons, The Dead 60’s, The Little Flames, The Rascals, The Basement, Candie Payne, The Longcut and The Suzukis, The Sand Band, The Tigerpicks e The Dirty Rivers. Anche Miles Kane e The Last Shadow Puppets fanno parte del giro, orbitando attorno al management della label stessa.
Bill Ryder-Jones (Coral): “Alan was the first person I met who I could talk to about my brother, the first in my whole life to tell me I was any good and always the person I called when the things got too much”.
James Skelly (Coral): “Alan was a true and loyal friend. I am gutted.”
Pete Wylie: “Alan always told this story – he came to Liverpool to audition for WAH! I told him he’d ‘failed the audition’ but I liked him, so I found another band for him to play with so he stayed here”.
Ian McNabb (Icicle Works): “I knew Alan off and on for 30 years. First I knew him as the drummer in Shack and Top then as the driving force behind his record and publishing companies.”
Geoff Barrow: “Incredibly sad news to hear about Deltasonic founder Alan Wills today. thoughts are with his friends and family RIP”
Miles Kane: “RIP Alan Wills such sad news he made me believe in my dreams and gave me my first break and that I’ll never forget big love to the family!x”