Rubylux set to perform at Rio's Soccerex
A BASSIST from Llanelli has joined the ranks of football stars Neymar and Eusebio.
Clark Coslett-Hughes and his band Rubylux have been chosen as ambassadors for Soccerex, a global football business convention in Brazil.
Along with the top sporting stars, the band will be heading to Rio de Janeiro in November to perform on Copacabana beach.
Clark said: "Its been a while since the band got abroad so I'm looking forward to some nice weather and some lively crowds.
"I'm excited to get out there and play."
Soccerex was set up by Duncan Revie, son of the late, great England and Leeds United manager, Don Revie, after he attended a business event for the music industry.
What resulted was a huge global expo for soccer.
"Music and sport are generally people's biggest passions so were excited to be playing an event which combines the two," he said.
Rubylux have found worldwide fame over the last five years, playing big venues such as Kendal Calling, Car Fest and Rockness and abroad from Germany to Vietnam.
And they recently caught the ear of BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, who promised to play them on his breakfast show.
When asked if he was nervous about performing at Soccerex, Clark said: "Doing big gigs comes really naturally, especially when people are there singing your songs back to you.
"I would find it more intimidating playing to 400 of my close friends and family."
The band has enjoyed huge crowds of more than 30,000 at Car Fest, and while at Kendal Calling the well respected Seasick Steve gave the band a shout out after listening to their set.
However, Clark has not forgotten his roots, and said: "I may have been out of Llanelli for 10 years, but I still have the Llanelli speed in my speech."
After the success of their latest single The World Goes Quiet, Rubylux have an album out with the same name available to pre-order through iTunes.