Formed in Cheltenham, England 1968. Decameron played contemporary folk-rock music, much of which was written by key members Dave Bell and Johnny Coppin. The group recorded for a variety of British labels during the early seventies and later on also performed some American doo wop tracks under the name The Magnificent Mercury Brothers.
The band fused together rock and folk in their own individual and distinguishable style.
Dave Bell: Vocals, bass and guitar. One half the great songwriting team Bell/Coppin.
Johnny Coppin: Vocals, piano and guitar. Other half the great songwriting team Bell/Coppin.
Al Fenn: Lead guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals .
Geoff March: Cello, violin, organ, whistle, saxophone and vocals.
Dik Cadbury: Lead guitar, acoustic guitar, violin, bass and vocals. Joined after the first album
Bob Critchley: Drums. Joined for the last album in 1976
Timmi Donald: Drums on the first album. Never a permanent member.
Pat Donaldson: Bass on the first album. Never a permanent member.
John Halsey: Drums and percussion on the second and third albums. Never a permanent member.