Thw Twang Dynasty The Twang Dynasty is Deke's critical appreciation of some of his favourite guitarists. The book will be launched on December 15 at his gig at the Monkey Bar in Swansea.

You can read a few brief snippets here, and there are reviews from the Terrascope and GetReadytoRock.

Here is a review from Classic Rock magazine.

Deke will be giving a reading at Laugharne literary festival in April.



Deke says of the book:

The Twang Dynasty This is a love story. But it's also a travelogue. It charts my journey through Guitarland. I will tell you about the guitar-players I love and why I love them. I will tell you about strangers and friends, trailblazers and no-hopers, geniuses and fools, maestri and charlatans. There will be no chronology but my own. Guitar-players will appear when they entered my life, not when they made their impact, large or small, on the world stage.

You can buy the book for ú19.99 including P&P to the UK by clicking the button below and using PayPal.


Customers outside the UK should email the publisher for delivery details.








Deke has also written two books about his rock'n'roll career.


Rhinos Winos & Lunatics Rhinos Winos and Lunatics covers the era of the Man band from the late sixties to the mid seventies.





















Maybe I should've stayed in bed Maybe I Should've Stayed in Bed is the story of Deke's pre-Man era, focusing on the embryonic South Wales scene through to the notorious German club residencies.









You can find much more details about these books (and even buy them) at Northdown Publishing, the highly respected independent publisher.


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A selection of press comments on Deke's books...


Deke Leonard is a cracking storyteller... Buy it now or never call yourself a true lover of rock'n'roll again.
- GUITAR Magazine

A genuinely hilarious feast. Forget Spinal Tap. This is the real deal.
- CLASSIC ROCK

A real gem... be prepared to laugh out loud.
- RECORD BUYER

Leonard writes up a storm. You will find this irresistable
- MOJO

Deke has a real talent for writing... a truly great read.
- GUITARIST

The quintessential rock'n'roll memoirs that'll have you laughing out loud. Go now and demand your copy.
- TIME OUT (London)

This is the story of Welsh rock'n'roll in its trail-blazing years... as rich a slice of rock'n'roll life as you'll find on the bookshelves... Leonard's style is relaxed, eloquent and very funny - huge on atmosphere, characterisation and dialogue. What Spike Milligan did for the army in his series of autobiographies, Deke Leonard is doing for rock'n'roll.
- WESTERN MAIL

The man writes like an angel. If there are funnier or truer rock'n'roll memoirs than these, I haven't read them. These books are a continuous joy - funny, insightful and just fascinating.
- MAKING MUSIC

I couldn't put it down. What a brilliant book. What a wonderful storyteller. Deke Leonard, what a guy!
- PETE FRAME (creator of BBC1's 'Rock Family Trees')

A frisky autobiography told with cynical, self-effacing wit and lashings of slapstickůmakes you want to string up, jump in a van and head for the open road.
- UNCUT


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