Liam Gallagher lookalike brings Oasis of rock ’n’ roll to Caerleon
11:20am Tuesday 8th January 2013 in Gwent news
CAERLEON isn’t necessarily the place you would expect to find a rock ’n’ roll star but Degsy Williamson, 44, has brought a little bit of Britpop to the outskirts of Newport.
Mr Williamson grew up in the Burnage area of Manchester, which boasts Oasis frontmen Liam and Noel Gallagher as its most famous sons.
Mr Williamson now lives in Caerleon, and started gigging with the rest of his Oasis tribute group, The Oasis Experience, two years ago and they now perform across South Wales.
And with a wardrobe full of green parkas and the swaggering Manchester drawl there’s no guessing which brother Mr Williamson is.
The Liam Gallagher of the group, Mr Williamson said: “A lot of tribute groups really overdo the accent, in particular on words like ‘sunshine’, but for me I talk like that anyway, I grew up in the same area as them, like the same clothes, so it comes easily to me.”
The kind-hearted ‘Liam’ also took time out this week to make one patient’s day at Ty Hafan children’s hospice in Sully, near Cardiff.
Wayne Dudley was celebrating his 19th birthday, which means he now leaves Ty Hafan for an adult hospice.
But the Oasis-mad lad wanted a fitting send-off, so Mr Williamson obliged, belting out acoustic hits at the centre, including Digsy’s Dinner and Liam’s ode to wife and former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, Songbird.
Mr Williamson’s wife, Jackie, however, said she has no plans to form an All Saints tribute group.
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