Alan Wills has worked with bands including The Coral, Miles Kane and The Zutons

Alan Wills, the Shack drummer who went on to found Liverpool label Deltasonic, home to The Coral and Miles Kane’s former bands, is critically ill in hospital following a road crash.

Wills suffered serious head injuries while on his bicycle on East Prescot Road in the Page Moss area of Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo reports that the crash happened at around 8.30pm on Thursday (May 8). His family are by his bedside at the University Hospital Aintree.

Inspector Mike McFall of Merseyside Police, who is investigating the crash, said: “We are investigating the full circumstances of this incident and would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and might have seen something to call police. The information you provide could be really important for our inquiries.”

Wills began his career in music as the drummer in both Shack and Top before setting up Deltasonic in 2000. The label has been home to some of the biggest bands from Liverpool in the last 15 years, including The Coral, who have released all six of their studio albums on the label.

Other artists signed to the label include The Zutons, The Dead 60s, The Little Flames, The Rascals, The Basement, Candie Payne, The Longcut and The Suzukis. The label also worked with Miles Kane (pictured right) and Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner on The Last Shadow Puppets’ album ‘The Age Of The Understatement’.

Police are appealing to anyone with information on the crash to come forward and contact them. Thise with information can call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.