Funeral held for Deltasonic founder Alan Wills

The service is attended by members of Echo & The Bunnymen, Shack, Cast, The Lightning Seeds and The Farm

Funeral held for Deltasonic founder Alan Wills

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The funeral has been held for Deltasonic founder Alan Wills.

The Shack drummer who went on to set up the Liverpool label, home to The Coral - pictured above - The Zutons and Miles Kane's former bands, died following a cycling accident on May 11. His funeral took place at GreenAcres Woodland Burials in Rainford yesterday (May 30).

Hundreds gathered to pay their respects, including members of Echo & The Bunnymen, Shack, Cast, The Lightning Seeds and The Farm, reports the Liverpool Echo. Noel Gallagher also tweeted a brief tribute, which you can see below:

Wills suffered serious head injuries while on his bicycle on East Prescot Road in the Page Moss area of Liverpool and passed away at University Hospital Aintree. The crash happened on May 8.

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 released all six of their studio albums on the label.

Other artists signed to the label include 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) and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on The Last Shadow Puppets' album 'The Age Of The Understatement'.

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