The Delta Lions are an Australian country/punk/blues influenced rock band based in Newcastle, New South Wales. Comprising Michael Ferfoglia (guitar/vocals), Mat Taylor (drums/vocals), Ryan Wilson (bass) and Ben Leece (guitar/vocals), The Delta Lions punk rock roots and love for classic song writing, give the band a unique, soulful, sincere sound. Strong guitar driven riffs and sing along chorus’ with lyrics about the good old days help the band reach an audience young and old. In early 2010 after writing and performing as an acoustic duo together, Mick and Ben talked about starting a band after conversations of a shared love for bands such as The Replacements, Old 97’s, Jawbreaker, The Hold Steady and Lucero. Both, who had played in and out of various styled bands over the years wanted to do something. They began recording demo songs with good friend Mat Taylor behind the drums who eventually would make his stay permanent. After weeks of rehearsal Ryan Wilson was recruited to the bass and the line up was complete. The band played for the first time in January 2011 at a friends birthday party performing an original set as well as a set of covers that included songs by Lead Belly, Danzig, Social Distortion, Thin Lizzy, Jace Everett and Bruce Springsteen. The band has recorded seven songs planned for a mid 2011 independent release as yet to be titled. .