Watch Phil Collen’s Delta Deep Project Make Their Live Debut
Delta Deep, the new side project from Def Leppard's Phil Collen featuring vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook, Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Robert DeLeo and drummer Forrest Robinson, made their live debut in front of a capacity crowd on June 17 at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
You can catch glimpses of the show courtesy of the fan-shot footage above and below, which offers three brief clips from the band's set. Delta Deep's self-titled album arrived earlier this week, and is available for purchase now.
Collen looked forward to the show during a recent interview with SoCalMusic Today, musing, "Playing a small club is going to be great. When we started playing together live it felt like a force — a living, breathing entity that we were all part of. A weird way to describe it, but it was just so powerful."
As he went on to point out, Delta Deep represents a substantial departure from his work with Def Leppard. "With Def Leppard everyone sings, you have two guitars, Rick has an electronic drum kit, so there is a lot going on and a lot to not hear, whereas with Delta Deep it is just me and Debbi singing and me playing guitar and this force of the bass and drums so you can hear everything. We just get locked into a groove, which is different than many rock bands today. It’s going to be a lot of fun."
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