THE DECLAN Swans said it was an 'honour' to play a gig in tribute to a 'friend' over the weekend.

The now world-renowned Wrexham band 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 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.

Posting to social media after the gig, Declan Swans wrote: "Everyone loved Bailey and that shone through on Saturday.

"We are so proud to call him our friend, it was an honour to play for you all."

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.

Have a look at the gallery of pictures from their gig in memory of Bailey above!