Next Gig - The Sportsman - Hull - 18th May 2013
New Web Site!
Hello and welcome to the delusions of Grandeur web site. Over the coming months news and reviews, biographies and much more will be posted, for the time being most of what is on this site is gig dates, news updates, you can also follow us on Facebook, where we like to chat and keep people up to date with all things current, enjoy!
ARE YOU DELUDED?
WELCOME TO DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR!
In the beginning there was a stadium rock band who played pubs until the stadiums got big enough to take them. They played covers of plastic, pop rock and gritted their teeth safe in the knowledge that they would one day ignite the skies with their music.
Blessed are the ears for they exist in the land of classic rock and etc etc etc…… (Don’t know what that was! I seemed to be suffering from Delusions of Grandeur!)
Seriously, what really happened was this.
Five guys who were really very good rock musicians found themselves all in the same band at the same time after a strange sequence of events left them all with not much else to do at the time. Unlike most rock bands all five guys found that they all liked each other and that the worst edges of their egos had been blunted by years of playing on the pub and club circuit.
In ironic salute to this lack of youthful overblown ideas and egotism they named themselves Delusions Of Grandeur and wearily resigned themselves to being asked what D.O.G. stood for at every single gig they played.
They are now a well established British classic rock act in the fine traditions of Deep Purple, Bad Company, Nazareth etc with a large catalogue of original music and covers.
The album "Year Of The Dog", which was released in 2007, is the culmination of several years of hard work and dedicated song writing bringing together a wide ranging set of influences to form a wholly original rock sound. The sound the guys have come up with acknowledges the bands they grew up with without mimicking them and is distinctly their own. Songs range from tearful ballads to sweeping rock epics but the boys aren’t shy of a hookline or two either.