UK rockers Delirious? recently released their latest album Kingdom of Comfort on April 1 which, says the band, "questions everything, from cancer to consumerism, 'five star' dreams to slums and poverty. It is an album that calls for sacrifice, social justice and love."
Along with the new album, the band are getting a new drummer. Former Delirious? drummer of 12 years Stew Smith says of new drummer Paul Evans, "He has passion, sensitivity, finesse and power. Most of all I love Paul for his heart…He always has time for you, always has time to laugh and joke and these are qualities you need to survive on the road."
Evans has worked on over 40 professional albums, including projects with Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown, and more. Delirious? used to play at Evans' high school before they were even known as Delirious? and Evans has filled in for Stew on drums with the band before, such as in their 2006 US tour.
"It's a real privilege taking over for Stew," Evans says. "He was a very big influence on me as I was learning; at one point I played exactly like him: the same fills and even buying the same Pearl piccolo snare! I'm going to have to get in shape to play with the same energy that Stew plays with, but I'll probably stop short of the triathlons though!"
Delirious? is currently on their tour in Australia, but will be coming to Canada for the following dates:
May 18, Montreal, QC – Pierre Charbonneau Centre
May 19, Chiliwack, BC – Prospera Centre
For more information please visit www.delirious.co.uk.
Writer: Soul Shine Staff