The band was founded in 1984 by Urs Hostettler. First he played the guitar, then the bass and since 1992 he is the frontman on the vocals. In 1991 Martin Schmutz, the marvellous guitar-player, in 1992 Christian Wey, the band's hammering bass player and finally in 1995 Beat Wey, the incredible piano-player and Tom Wuehtrich, the Mister Doublekettledrummer, joined the band Since 2001 The Daltons trust in Marco Coray, the famous sound engineer, for best livesound.
They are working for hours and hours in a small room in Wichtrach (Switzerland) and try to tune up the sound...
In 1994 the Daltons recorded a powerful first tape that was immediately sold out! Then in 1995 the first CD was recorded, 20 minutes full of Daltons-sound! On June 11th and 12th 1999 the Daltons recorded a live CD at the Budway pub in Thun, Switzerland. This CD was presented on 4th of December 1999 in Wichtrach, Switzerland at a damned good party. Don't miss this CDs, click here to order now!
The Daltons played more than 300 concerts all over Switzerland and Germany. The powerful shows last up to 3 hours! (once a guitar-player left the stage after half an hour and never came back...)
As a highlight in the band's history The Daltons made a two-weeks Costa Rica/Central America tour in 2003!