Wednesday 26 September 2018

Dale Barclay

Really sad news today regarding Dale Barclay from the Amazing Snakeheads, it has been announced that he has died from the brain cancer that he was being treated for. Thirty two is no age at all.

The first time I saw the Amazing Snakeheads was downstairs in Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow and I couldn't work out whether they were actually a band or just a few pished guys who had taken over  the stage and nicked the instruments from the band gfor a laugh but there was something in the performance that intriqued me and got a hold of Stiff who never missed a performace when they played Glasgow. The next time I saw them was at the launch of there first single where by the looks of it they gave half of the single out to mates and punters for free. The performace that night was absolutely brilliant but also wild. Sadly I only got to see them once more before the band were no more. In Dale Barclay they had a unique and very charismatic front man. Dale once said in an interiew that touring could be tough "but it's never as tough as going to work on a fucking building site in the winter". when not fronting up The Snakeheads and then later And Yet It Moves Dale was a stone mason.

RIP Dale

The Amazing Snakeheads - Testifying Time 


Walter said...

Very sad news indeed Drew. I only saw them live once but was fascinated about their brilliance. Sadly they disbanded after one great record.

Swiss Adam said...

Sad news indeed. Their album is a blast.

Charity Chic said...

Sad news Drew
As Adam says the album is a belter