Watch Gary Watson And The Lapelles Perform Their Grab Life By Single
15 August 2016, 15:49 | Updated: 15 August 2016, 16:03
The frontman tragically died on his 22nd birthday this weekend, from injuries he sustained while falling into the River Clyde.
A recent video of Scottish band, The Lapelles, has resurfaced after the tragic death of their frontman Gary Watson.
The Tenement TV session sees Watson introduce the band before they perform their latest single, Grab Life By, which was released in June this year.
See them in action below:
Gary Watson passed away as a result of injuries sustained after an accident on Saturday 13 August, which saw him fall into the River Clyde in Glasgow. He later died on the Sunday 14 August, which would have been his 22nd birthday.
The Lapelles, who hail from East Kilbride, had recently supported bands such as The Last Shadow Puppets, Blossoms and The Kooks, and had played a slot at Scotland’s T In The Park festival last month.
The festival posted an acoustic performance by the talented frontman backstage:
The band was due to perform at Electric Fields festival over the August Bank Holiday and support The Jesus And Mary Chain at their Glasgow shows this month.
In a statement on their Facebook page, the band said: “We are lost for words and struggling to process such a tragedy. Gary was a creative force, a man who without his vision this band wouldn't exist. We have lost a friend, a brother, a hero. At the moment it doesn't seem real. We send our deepest condolences to Gary's family and would appreciate your respect in allowing them & us some peace whilst we grieve.”
Lead guitarist Leon Green posted: “I love you so much you're my actual brother and I'll never forget that, Rest In Peace, you're my hero.”
Fellow Scots Franz Ferdinand also paid tribute to Watson on Twitter:
We're so sad to hear of the tragic passing of @TheLapelles Gary Watson, a lovely, talented man. Thoughts are with his family, friends & band— Franz Ferdinand (@Franz_Ferdinand) August 14, 2016