Wishaw band are ready to rock with new sin­gle

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Release

In­die rock­ers LaFleur are cel­e­brat­ing the release of their de­but sin­gle.

The Wishaw lads’ first EP Car­a­van is avail­able to down­load on iTunes now.

The tal­ented group have been gig­ging in clubs in the town cen­tre and around Scot­land for the last six months and have found the re­ac­tion from the crowds over­whelm­ing.

The four-piece - Paul Mc Gre­gor, 18, singer and guitarist, Cae­lan Reid, 18, lead guitarist, De­clan Blair, 19, drum­mer, and Ai­dan Quinn, bass, - started per­form­ing to­gether 10 months ago and have been busy writ­ing their own mu­sic ever since. For­mer St Ai­dan’s High pupil Paul said the group are in­spired by pop­u­lar bands like The Strokes and the Red Hot Chilli Pep­pers and hope to one day to have half their suc­cess.

He added: “The re­sponse we’ve had from the sin­gle is amaz­ing. It seems to be a real crowd-pleaser.

“Singing our own stuff gives us an amaz­ing buzz es­pe­cially when the crowd start singing along.”

The rock­ers re­cently played Elec­tric Cir­cus in Ed­in­burgh.

They’ve also gigged at Ross’s Bar, Ste­warton Street; Gird­wood’s, Hill Street; Fir Park, Mother­well, and are hop­ing to bag a spot at the Wishaw’s new­est club The Live Lounge. Paul added: “We’d love to play The Live Lounge. The place is al­ways bounc­ing and I think it would be a great place to get no­ticed by a younger au­di­ence.”

LaFleur recorded their de­but sin­gle through Cre­ative Scot­land, which en­ables peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions to work in and ex­pe­ri­ence the arts, screen and cre­ative in­dus­tries by help­ing de­velop great ideas and bring them to life.

Paul added: “We are work­ing hard to get no­ticed and are really en­joy­ing hear­ing peo­ple’s feed­back. We write our own mu­sic, so it’s a great feel­ing when peo­ple say they are en­joy­ing our work.

“We are start­ing to see the same faces at our gigs and peo­ple are even start­ing to sing along.

“Per­form­ing to packed out crowds gives us a real buzz and we are really thank­ful to the peo­ple who are com­ing out to sup­port us and to the busi­nesses which are giv­ing up a chance to show what we can do.

“We’re chuffed with all that’s hap­pened in the past year and hope next year brings even more suc­cess. It’s been a blast.” For more info visit their Twit­ter ac­count at twit­ter. com/lafleur­band

Visit the en­chant­ing Win­ter Won­der­land and Santa’s Grotto this Christ­mas at Sum­mer­lee Mu­seum of Scot­tish In­dus­trial Life in Coat­brige for fes­tive fun for all the fam­ily.

Ex­pe­ri­ence a mag­i­cal ad­ven­ture this Christ­mas as you step through a se­cret door to the Win­ter Won­der­land filled with fes­tive fun in­clud­ing Christ­mas dress up.

Santa’s elves will be there to spread Christ­mas cheer and help chil­dren write their let­ters to Santa and post them in our spe­cial Santa post box!

The Win­ter Won­der­land is free and open from 10am – 4pm from De­cem­ber 5 to 31 De­cem­ber (ex­clud­ing De­cem­ber 25/26).

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