The Welsh singer-guitarist is legendary in music circles through his founder membership of Man. He released three solo albums, which many consider to be classics in their own right, albeit deserving of far wider recognition. He worked with his own band ‘Iceberg’, for a while, often supporting Man, and also worked with Sean Tyla in a band called ‘The Force’ for a time.
Deke's songs tend towards the short and sharp, with some of the wittiest, smartest couplets this side of a Shakespearian sonnet. He was equally capable of coming up with a memorable riffs and addictive melodies to hang a song on.
He passed away on the 31st January 2017 at the age of 72.