A TRIBUTE show was held over the weekend to remember the life of a young Wrexham AFC fan who died last year.

The now world-renowned Declan Swans put on a show at the Holly Bush in Cefn Mawr, the home village of Bailey Jones.

Bailey, a huge Reds fan, died on September 27 of last year, and his death led to a huge outpouring of tributes from those who knew him best.

On Saturday (January 13), the Swans' show saw a packed out venue celebrate the life of Bailey, who would have turned 21 years old that day.

Bailey was a friend of and also a very big fan of the much-loved band, who have stated that he knew the words to their songs 'better than they did'.

Declan Swans, fronted by Michael 'Scoot' Hett, played some of their biggest hits from 'Acton Park' to the super-catchy 'Always Sunny In Wrexham'.


On what was an emotional night for all involved, friends and family turned up in their numbers to remember Bailey.

At the end of the show, lead singer Michael said 'That was for you Bailey Jones' as the crowd began to chant Bailey's name out loud.

Declan Swans, who have been together for over 20 years, have found a level of fame thanks to appearing on the Welcome to Wrexham documentary.

But, despite that, they certainly haven't forgotten - nor will they ever forget it seems - where they come from.

Their hit tune 'Always Sunny in Wrexham' is a nod to the takeover of the football club by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in 2021.

Now, it is played around the STok Cae Ras ahead of any Wrexham AFC match.

Bailey meanwhile was known for his undying love of the football club, following the Reds home and away and being a hugely popular member of the club's fanbase.

He was also a keen darts player, playing in local leagues.