Hundreds gather at funeral for much-loved Deltasonic records founder Alan Wills

By Peter Guy on May 30, 14 04:28 PM in On it

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Alan Wills - Merseyside music pays tribute to the man that launched the careers of The Coral, Zutons and more.

The funeral of much-loved Deltasonic founder Alan Wills took place in Rainford today.

Family, friends and musicians from around the country gathered together to pay their respects to the man that launched the careers of The Coral, Zutons, Candie Payne and many more.

Hundreds gathered in the serene setting of GreenAcres Woodland Burials paying tribute to Wills, who was described by former Coral guitarist, Bill Ryder-Jones as "an unending well of energy and positivity."

Wills, who was also drummer in Liverpool bands Shack and Top, was described by Candie Payne as a man, "who changed Liverpool with his boundless energy, his unrestricted and off the wall imagination."

Among those in attendance were members of Echo & The Bunnymen, Shack, Cast, The Lightning Seeds, The Farm and dozens of new Liverpool artists while Noel Gallagher tweeted a short tribute.

Mr Wills, 52, died after an accident while cycling along East Prescot Road, Page Moss earlier this month.

He is survived by partner Ann and son Sonny.

Read tributes to Wills from members of The Coral, Zutons, Candie Payne and the Merseyside music industry here.

Read Getintothis' Peter Guy's tribute to Wills here.

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With a collection to rival a small record shop and a gig diary fit for any addled groupie, music is Peter Guy's religion. Working alongside the key players across Merseyside and the national music scene, Peter has edited the official Liverpool Sound City magazine The Liberator, been a media partner with Liverpool Music Week and covered festivals and industry showcases home and abroad. Getintothis is his irreverent insider's guide to Liverpool's music landscape and beyond.

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