SALISBURY sensation The Deloreons will be returning to Salisbury Arts Centre this Friday, May 13.

Nick Lach, founding member, and Jen Monday, lead female vocalist, reflected on their “crazy” Covid comeback, and excitedly announced their plans for an “epic” 2022.

The Deloreons are renowned for their versatility, and Jen told the Journal that the band has been rehearsing hard and coming up with new songs.

Looking forward to the Arts Centre show, she said: “You will get to hear some awesome new songs and medleys as well as plenty of those classic bangers that we all know and love, delivered with some huge energy.”

Salisbury Journal: The Deloreon’s previous appearance at the Salisbury Arts Centre. Credit: Suzy Ellis.The Deloreon’s previous appearance at the Salisbury Arts Centre. Credit: Suzy Ellis.

‘It has been a long journey’

Starting out in 2005 as a three-piece pub band, The Deloreons has since grown to offer five, six and eight-piece line ups.

Almost 17 years on, Nick has played at weddings for couples who first met at the band’s early gigs. He said: “It’s a nice feeling but it does make us feel old!

“It has been a long journey. A hugely rewarding and exciting one. It’s taken a lot of commitment and drive from everyone but we’re great friends, we love music and performing together so it rarely feels like work.”

Salisbury’s evolving arts scene

Salisbury is the hometown of The Deloreons, so the Journal was eager to ask how Nick and Jen have seen its art scene change in the time they’ve been performing.

Since lockdown restrictions were lifted, Nick has seen a “notable increase in demand for live music”.

“We have played with loads of awesome local bands at many of the local events over the years. Salisbury has a lot of talented entertainers and bands,” Jen added.

Salisbury Journal: Nick Lach, founding member and lead guitarist. Credit: Suzy EllisNick Lach, founding member and lead guitarist. Credit: Suzy Ellis

‘Epic’ upcoming 2022 plans

Beyond the upcoming show at the Salisbury Arts Centre, Jen told the Journal that the band has “an epic 2022 planned”.

“We are headlining Salisbury Live in the Market Square on June 10 and to celebrate the Queens Jubilee Year, we’re playing a whole set of music solely from UK artists to mark the huge occasion.”

And Nick is very excited to headline Salisbury Racecourse on August 19.

He said: “As a band this is something we have wanted to do for so long!”

Both Nick and Jen are hugely thankful for all the fans who have stuck by their side throughout the pandemic.

Jen said: "We are well and truly back and so excited for all to come from 2022 and beyond."

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