Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One Proud Mum after Matt's No1 ; DENISE WELCH Follow Denise on Twitter: @REALDENISEWELCH or Email Her at Denise.Welch@trinitymirror.Com

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One Proud Mum after Matt's No1 ; DENISE WELCH Follow Denise on Twitter: @REALDENISEWELCH or Email Her at Denise.Welch@trinitymirror.Com

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MY big news this week is that I'm the proudest mum in the world. My son Matt's band, The 1975, are number one in the UK charts with their debut album.

I made a pact with myself that I wouldn't talk too much about the band because they are cool and I am not.

However, the four boys started the band when they were 14 so this is no overnight success.

They have worked so hard over the years, written all their own material and it's paid off.

The album is truly amazing and, when I listen to the songs Matt has written, I can't help feeling that we did something right.

Lincoln and I went to see them play the Roundhouse in Camden this week and watching the large crowd singing along to the songs that I have heard played so many times in our house made me cry.

Because I'm on the telly, I'm quite used to being recognised and allowed into events without too much fuss. …

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