Des set to sparkle at Firefly Festival

Des & Colin

Des set to sparkle at Firefly Festival

Forth Valley College Welding Lecturer Des McCabe is getting fired up to sparkle at a prestigious American music festival with his band Dead Man Fall.

Des, who is the lead singer and also a drummer in the band, recently received confirmation of the booking at the Firefly Festival in Delaware in June 2017. They will be joining music industry giants such as Bob Dylan, Muse and Franz Ferdinand at the event.

The Cumbernauld based indie/alternative group were formed in 2012. They gained national recognition at the end of 2014 when their song ‘Bang Your Drum’ was chosen by Craig Ferguson to be his set piece swansong as he bowed out of his 10 year run as host on the popular The Late Late Show on the US TV channel CBS.

Unfortunately the band - Des McCabe, Vincent Brownlow, Kevin McLaughlin and Gareth McLeod - were unable to acquire the appropriate visas to play live on the show and the famous host had to perform a cover version which has gone viral on social media platforms.

The band already have a catalogue of creative videos to accompany their music online and are currently in the studio working on new material under the guidance of FVC Sound Production Lecturer Colin McGeoch, who also runs his own company called La Chunky Studio and has worked with the group in the past.

Des, said:

“We have one or two fantastic contacts in America who have been working on our behalf and they have opened up this opportunity for us to play at the prestigious Firefly Festival in Delaware in June. They have been brilliant and we can’t thank them enough.

“Myself and my fellow members of Dead Man Fall are all really excited about playing at the same festival where Bob Dylan and other music legends will be playing. Now we are just trying to get our visas organised and get permission to get into the country.

“It was a pity we were unable to make it across to play at The Late Late Show, but it would be great to make it this time as we have quite a few fans in North America on social media and they are always asking us when we can come across and play. It would be great if they could make it to the Firefly Festival to support us.

“We can’t wait to get there and it is great to be working in the studio with Colin McGeoch. Hopefully our new song will prove popular and we have a good idea for a film to go with it and we think it will go down pretty well in America.”

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