Bob Dalton


Date and place of birth

19th November 1962. Whitehaven, Cumbria

Your birthday's coming up. So what would you like?

The tour to go well!

Having a good day? If not, what's your perfect way to spend the day?

Laying in a hammock stoned in Barbados!

Equipment Used:

Sonor Delite Drums

What are your Top 5 or 10 (if you can stretch to it) favourite albums of all time?

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
Radiohead – The Bends
Marvin Gaye – What's Going On
Yes – Fragile
Weather Report – Heavy Weather

What's your favourite/least favourite It Bites track?

Fave...Ice Melts Into Water
Least Fave: Cold, Tired and Hungry Some nights playing live, everything just clicks into place.

Out of all the gigs you've played at, which has been your favourite or most memorable? And why?

An Astoria gig in London in 1987/88. It was the first time we had really sold out a show and the atmosphere was brilliant!!

And if you're not playing, which is the best band you've ever seen live? And why?

Radiohead. Brilliant at Glastonbury.

Any bands/musicians you wished you'd seen live but were too busy, too poor, too young or not even alive at the time?

Buddy Rich

The gig's over and it's my round, so what are you having?

A pint of John Smiths or if I’m getting pissed, a whisky and Coke thanks.

And where do you fancy having it? Er, I'll re-phrase that!! Where's your favourite watering hole on the planet?

I don’t have one. I don’t do that much drinking!

In 2005 Steve Fosset went Once Around the World in 67 hours and two minutes. Which 3 famous people, dead or alive, would you like to spend 67 hours and two minutes on a plane with?

John Bonham, Keith Moon and Buddy Rich.

In-flight entertainment is also available, so what are your top 5 films/TV programmes of all time?

Alan Partridge
Only Fools and Horses
Laurel and Hardy
The Green Mile

Talking of in-flight entertainment. Have you ever joined the mile-high club?


You've all played with some pretty big names in the Music Industry. Dick with Ray Davies, JB and Bob with Chris Norman and Alan Parsons, and JM with John Wetton and of course housewives' favourite, Chesney Hawkes. Any other musicians you'd like to work with?

All fee paying ones.

And last but not least, any final thoughts about the re-union, the Tour and the future? Exciting times lie ahead, me thinks.... Are you excited and looking forward to getting out on the road again? And back into the studio?

Yes, but I’m simply too busy to enjoy those feelings at the moment!!