A simple search on any search engine will reveal a guy who has spent a life long career making Hits, making money with music, performing world-wide, helping many charities and helping members of his ‘Serious Writers Guild’ repeat his own success.
Dec is a ‘one-off’ … he totally enjoys giving his knowledge away … as he says and Kevin Spacey and Jack Lemon say: “When you reach the top make sure to send the elevator back down for the next one!”
* Born in Dublin, Ireland, his band The Bachelors were the first Irish band to ever have an International Number One…now followed by U2, Boyzone, Westlife. His famous answer to Louis Walshe, when they had dinner together in a Chinese restaurant after recording a St Patrick’s Day show for Yorkshire TV, is now the stuff of legends:
Louis: “Dec, what would you think of the chances for a band modeled on your band The Bachelors, clean cut, beautifully dressed, the sort you would bring home to your mother. singing mainly covers in a ‘today’ way?”
Dec: “Go for it Louis….it is a brilliant idea, Dennis Ingleby did exactly the same thing, modeling Eternal on Bananarama….it has to work!”
For a more accurate ‘life story’ go to www.thebachelors.co.uk/biography.htm
It is interesting to compare the track record of The Beatles and The Bachelors. Differing styles but equally popular to the UK public in the 60’s.
Bachelors outsold the Beatles in ’64 and ’65. Had ten in the Top ten to the Beatles five and were present in the chart for 77 weeks against The Beatles 55.
“So how come they ended up with all the fame?” asks Dec.
“But then two are no longer with us….so maybe we are lucky!”
Early pics, show Dec encouraging other young musicians.
One of the first UK based bands to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA
Right from the start involved in charitable
The Albert Hall
with The Queen
Again, below, right from the start involved in writing and producing [and making money from his music!]. Here using a theatre dressing room as a makeshift studio for a live recording.
Dec had the best view
Getting The Pope out of trouble was Dec’s famous moment…when the sound system failed in front of 250,000 it was Dec who saved the day. His band’s singing of their Golden Hit ‘I Believe’ as the Pope descended in his white helicopter was an incredible moment.
Jamming with the then Prime Minister of the UK, John Major?
With Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Midge Ure, John Lodge [Moody Blues], Gordon Giltrap, Mike Batt for a special benefit album.
So now you know who founded and personally oversees
‘The Serious Writer’s Guild’. Do you think you could learn
from such experience?
Dec Cluskey, started his career with his UK based band: ‘The Bachelors’. One of the tiny few to have two records in the TOP FIVE at the same time. He has made £Millions from music writing, performing, recording and production – would you let him show you how? Show you how to make money with your music?
Playing with the best? Doesn’t get much better?
The Serious Writers Guild is the only Music Help Organisation actually run by current active music guys with the success and knowledge to help … big time!