Camglen pays tribute to Clyde death singer Gary
Camglen Radio paid an emotional tribute to Lapelles singer Gary Watson, who died on Sunday morning after falling into the River Clyde.
The 22 year old had been out with friends celebrating his birthday.
He and his bandmates were thought to be on the cusp of making a major breakthrough in the music world and had a UK tour lined up.
Their music had been featured on Camglen Radio in the past and after hearing the news a message on the station’s Facebook page said: “Our hearts are aching for Gary’s family, friends, his bandmates and their fans. “A loss to more than just Scottish music.” Camglen DJ Brian Byrne also paid personal tribute, having booked the Lapelles for gigs in their native East Kilbride as well as playing their music on Camglen.
He wrote: “Gutted, and my sincere condolences go out to his friends and family at this nightmare of a time for them.”
Other figures from the Rutherglen and Cambuslang music scene also paid their respects.
Among them was radio DJ Jim Gelletly, who tweeted: “Such sad, sad news. Such a lovely guy and so talented. My thoughts with Gary’s friends and family.”