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1) Alright band
2) Amsterdam band
3) She’s From Bearsden acoustic
4) Lads  poem
5) Alright band clean version

Alright – a song about embracing the absurdity of a night out. You’re never where you planned to go, you never like the music, you’re drunk and sweaty and trying in vain to find love, but as long as everyone is enjoying themselves, you’re alright.

Amsterdam – A song written about the city and its resemblance in all but sun and coastline to an 18-30 Island holiday during my visit there. I’m sure it’s a great place, but all I seen was about a million British themed coffee shops, nightclubs blaring dub step and the red light district – which manages to be at the same time the most dull and offensive place I have ever seen.

She’s From Bearsden – a song about romance over class barriers, or to put it less pretentiously, fancying one of they posh folk you hear about.

Lads – a poem about the utterly contemptible Lad Culture which pervades nightclubs. If words were weapons, this would be a nuclear weapon aimed at the Hollister menswear session. Or anyone who plays Rugby in uni.

Declan Welsh – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
David Gillies – Electric Guitar
Ben Corlett – Bass
Calum Murray – Drums

Recorded at Chem 19, produced and engineered by Jim Nielsen

Lyric Video for Alright

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 Declan Welsh is a 22 year old singer songwriter and poet telling stories about being young in Glasgow. His songs range from an ode to having a sub par night out to a call to arms against the fascists in our midst and everything in between; the only common thread being catchy tunes and relatable, witty observations on everyday life.

With his newly formed group, Declan released in June their debut ‘Alright’ EP, subsequently gaining national radio play on XFM UK, XFM Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio from respected taste-makers Jim Gellatly, Janice Forsyth and Phil Clifton. It was also named as one of 2015’s top ten EPs by Alan Morrison of The Herald.

After selling out 3 headline Glasgow shows in a year, he toured Scotland and played in places as far reaching as Shetland, Orkney and Lossiemouth. He played his first Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows this year with Common Weal, a cultural project exploring politics and the arts in Scotland and had his first Celtic Connections show for Findlay Napier’s Hazy Recollections: a showcase for emerging talent.

He has caught the ear of promoters in Scotland and in the past year has supported The Proclaimers, Glasvegas, Squeeze, Ocean Colour Scene, Echo and The Bunnymen, Hue and Cry, Baby Strange, Hector Bizerk, Neon Waltz, Fraser A Gorman, Augustines, Nathaniel Rateliff and Dave McCabe of The Zutons. Last summer also saw Declan make his first festival appearances at Solas and Belladrum. This year festival appearances for a variety of shows are already confirmed.

In February this year Declan became one of Scotland’s youngest ever board directors after being appointed on to the board of Children in Scotland. Originally the charity had noted Declan’s’ related comments on his Facebook page, which led to him being invited to give a speech at their annual convention late in 2014.

Upcoming Gigs

 

16/4 – Dead Beet Records presents : Record Store Day All Dayer @ Broadcast, Glasgow

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30/4 – Deoch an Dorus Fesitval, Arran

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18/5 – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (Southside Festival)

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13/8 – Party in the Palace, Linlithgow

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Declan covers Glasvegas’ “It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry” as part of Let Glasgow Flourish Cover Scotland Sessions