BBC1 Breakfast News Features Delirious? Interview
Last modified: 15 Jan 2003

BBC1 Breakfast News Features Delirious? Interview BBC1's Breakfast News programme featured a report on Delirious? this morning (15th January). BBC Arts Correspondent David Sillito visited the band during the sound check for their Christmas gig at The Forum in London on 19th December 2002. Music from the sound check could be heard in the background during the report, and Delirious? band members Jon and Stew were interviewed.

Introducing the band David Sillito said: "The band members in Delirious? are all from Littlehampton and in seven years have gone from playing church halls to stadiums. This Christian band has sold around a million albums in America alone." The reporter also visited a Christian bookshop where the owner stated that Delirious? have been the shop's "main selling band over the last few years".

Speaking about their success in America, bassist Jon Thatcher explained "There's a massive machine that can facilitate our music out there but it also means we get pigeon holed into the Christian section which is great but we want more people than just Christians to hear our music." The two minute report concluded that there is scepticism about religion and rock music, saying "In America Delirious is a rock band who happen to be Christians; in Britain they remain Christians who play guitars".

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