Cam­glen pays trib­ute to Clyde death singer Gary

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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