to the music of Des Owen
If you like my music then I'm a happy man. I started singing in folk
clubs when I was under drinking age and found, like most, that this business
can be cruel. I kept writing songs and trying to play them to as many
as would listen I guess. After a while I tried my hand at singing for
money. I didn't get rich, of course, but I travelled the country and
met many wonderful people - luckily mostly deaf.
For many years I played the club and pub circuit in North Wales, Yorkshire,
London, Oxford and a few other areas. Humping your gear around is
exhausting but it paid the rent. I don't think I ever had a bad night
except for one night in Yorkshire when my PA blew up.
Although really scary, concerts are what I now enjoy the most. I don't
do many but those I have done have usually been with friends as guests to
mix up the evening somewhat. The last concert was for the
Children of Chernobyl and we managed to raise £5,000. The next concert
is being planned for August 2011 as part fo the famous Conwy River Festival.
at the Maesdu Golf Club, Llandudno
I host a music night at the Maesdu Golf Club, Hospital Road, Llandudno. I have fantastic guests helping me out and
everyone is enjoying these shows very much. The venue is superb. We
hold the show on the first Weds of every month and the show starts at