A simple search on any
search engine will reveal a guy who has spent a life
long career making Hits, performing world-wide,
helping many charities and helping members of his
'Serious Writers Guild' repeat his own success.
Born in Dublin,
Ireland his band The Bachelors were the first Irish
band to ever have a 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:
what would you think of the chances for a band
modelled on your band The Bachelors, clean cut,
beautifully dressed, the sort you would bring home
to your mother. singing mainly covers in a
for it Louis....it is a brilliant idea, Dennis
Ingleby did exactly the same thing, modelling
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
"But then two
are no longer with us....so maybe we are
Early pics, show Dec encouraging other young
One of the
first UK bands to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in
Right from the start involved in
charitable causes..Here at The Royal Variety Show
below, right from the
start involved in writing and producing. Here
using a theatre dressing room as a makeshift studio
for a live recording.
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
'I Believe' as the Pope descended in his white
helicopter was an incredible moment.
causes take up Dec's time, here helping Queen Elizabeth
checking at Millwall Football Stadium
A fellow Water Rat, Prince Philip regularly dines
with the then Prime Minister of the UK, John Major?
Yet another album, the
With Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Midge Ure, John
Lodge [Moody Blues], Gordon Giltrap, Mike Batt for a special benefit album.
Christmas concert 2003 with the 200 voices
the Treorchy Male Voice Choir - Royal Festival Hall,
The 3,000 seat Opera House 2004 for a Season
A phone camera shot of 4,500 at St
David's Hall, Cardiff....2004
Prince Charles invited Dec for tea
at his private apartment
... swingin' is the latest trend?
So now you know who founded and personally
oversees 'The Serious Writer's Guild. Do you
think you could learn from such experience?
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
Presenting a Sunshine Coach
Dec's advice? Always hang
your hat on a great charitable cause.
Here he presents a Variety club
Sunshine coach to underprivileged kids.
Onwards to 2008/2009
Dec in full flow.
Awarded ACS award and DL award by
Top awards in Public Speaking ...
you should join Toastmasters:
http://www.toastmasters.org/ Find a
location near you?
What an honour?
record presented to Pope Benedict XVI
[what an honour]
good friend in Italy and International lawyer of
enormous reputation Giovanni Di Stefano [Google him
... you will not believe what he gets up to] asked
if he could present 'I Believe' ... one of our
band's hits to Pope Benedict XV1.... This was a 2008
version which we are really proud of .... We
honestly thought, with Giovanni’s clout, he was
meeting him in a local pub. [don’t laugh]
As a mark of his standing in British
show-business Dec has been honoured by
being chosen as a King Rat and Trustee of
the World’s foremost and most
prestigious and exclusive show-business
charity, The Grand Order of Water Rats.
Members include well known and much loved
entertainers - to name only a very few:
Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Mike Batt, John
Lodge and Michael Crawford. Bruce Forsyth,
Jimmy Tarbuck, Frank Carson, Barry Cryer,
Roy Hudd, the incredible Amplifier man Jim
Marshall, Joe Pasquale. The Order includes
Companion Rats like:- their Royal
Highnesses Prince Charles, Prince Philip
and Prince Michael of Kent.
Laurel and Hardy were proud to be Rats,
Bob Hope, Charlie Chaplin, Tommy
Cooper...legends like Maurice Chevalier,
Matt Monro, Danny Kaye.....Wow!
only plays with the best! - Here he is
with Brian May of 'Queen'.
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