Wishaw band are ready to rock with new single
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
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