The Delltones keep raging 

KEEP raging and stop the ageing.

That's the motto of rockers The Delltones whose energetic, toe-tapping beats have forged them a musical identity that will long be remembered and revered.

And the rockers hope to hit the right notes when they perform their chart-topping songs at the Dural Country Club on Friday at 8pm.

"We have nothing new, just the same stuff that we have been performing for 56 years," founding band member Ian Peewee Wilson said.

"They can expect a very affectionate performance which we are known for."

The Delltones were told back in 1958 "Don't give up your day job, this music is not going to last".

The Delltones style still delights audiences.

Wilson said there were a number of factors which have kept the band in the music spotlight.

"I think one of the main reasons that we have stuck around is because we enjoy what we do," Wilson said.

"Another reason that we have lasted this long is that our audience enjoy our live performance and they keep coming to our shows.

"We won't stop performing until people stop coming to the show."

The Delltones' fan base is very different to what it once was.

Wilson said audience members range from kids to older fans.

"With the young kids I think they come to our show because they are interested in the type of music that we perform," he said.

"Sometimes they are dragged to our show by their parents and you can see on their faces that they don't want to be here. But once we start to perform, you can tell they are enjoying the music.

"Many of our other fans have come from the 80s and 90s when we use to perform on shows like Hey Hey It's Saturday."

With band members aged in their 50s, 60s and 70s, it's easy to see why the "retirement question" is on most people's minds.

Wilson said they won't stop until their fans say so.

"If I can't keep up, that is when I will retire," he said.

Tickets: $40.

■ Details: duralcountryclub.com.au.

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