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2010 World Cup The BIG Push

June 5, 2010

With ONE WEEK to go until the first England match of the World Cup 2010, the fans are getting their ‘chant’ on, the players are gearing up to whip the Americans, injuries abound, and we’re getting ready for the 2010 World Cup BIG Push for our World Record attempt:

Imagine 1966 pubs and venues around the world all simultaneously playing “Chant Like An English Fan” during the half-time break on June 12th…!

Chanting England to glory AND setting a brand new World Record at the same time… phew!

BUT…We still need your help… the more Brit pubs we have onboard, the better. Why just set a World Record, let’s make the bar so high it really will be record-breaking…!

  • Phone your local radio station, ask them to play the song too!
  • Take a copy of the song to your local pub and have them play it!
  • Have your local pub email us (ant@theladdz.com) for our World Record Press and Participation Pack
  • Blog it up! Email it! Facebook it! Tattoo your Grandman with it…!

Do whatever you can to KEEP THE CHANT ALIVE FOR ENGLAND…!

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Expat. Brits Attempt New World Record during World Cup 2010

May 27, 2010

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London – World Cup 2010 fever is finally in the air. For two weeks at least, the world can forget about BP oil leaks, trouble in Korea and kick back to enjoy some edge-of-the-seat international football. One country – the birthplace of football – always tends to go OTT at this time of year: England. Since there’s no official World Cup Song from the England squad this year, the fans and supporters have released a massive 165 or more ‘unofficial’ Songs to cheer along the national team.

In an effort to stand out from the crowd, one such ‘unofficial’ England World Cup Song contender, “Chant Like an English Fan” by the Laddz, is trying something very different. The independent label behind the track, Bootlace Records, has decided to show the world exactly why the English are unique and can achieve the impossible. With under three weeks until kick off, the team are attempting to have their track played simultaneously at over 1966 pubs and sports venues in the UK and around the world during the half time break of the first England match against America on June 12th. As well as trying to set an ‘unofficial’ World Record with the attempt, they are also raising money for the British Legion.

The idea for the World Record attempt came after Alan Keegan agreed to play their song during half time earlier this year at Old Trafford during the Manchester United v Fulham match, where Man Utd won 4 – 0. “We thought, if ‘Chant’ really is a good omen like that, maybe it can help England bring the Cup back home this year,” said Donnelly. “Just like when we originally came up with the song idea, we thought, ‘How hard can it be to set a new World Record?’”

The expatriated song writing duo (Richard Eyre and Anthony Donnelly) have put a big dent in their target of 1966, and have over 536 different venues already willing to participate in their World Cup World Record stunt. Most of the locations signed up to participate so far are in the US and UK, although they also have pubs taking part in Hong Kong, Brazil, Spain, Australia and Italy. Although they are still a long way from their goal, they are optimistic that they will hit their target come June 12th.

“We’re only just starting to promote the event publicly,” said Eyre. “It’s incredible the help and support we’re getting from other Brits abroad that want to help out.” With no marketing budget and just a lot of hard work, the pair is working day and night via the internet and on the phone contacting as many new venues as possible.

Pubs wishing to participate can contact the Laddz at worldrecord@theladdz.com and the track “Chant Like an English Fan” can be heard on their website www.theladdz.com and will be available on download from itunes on May 31st. “For obvious reasons, we tried to get the Song played during the friendly against Egypt earlier this year, but the FA declined,” Donnelly said, glumly. “But the crowning glory of this whole event would be, if they’d agree to play it during the half time of the actual match in South Africa!”

Although Guinness World Records have declined to formally acknowledge this new World Record attempt, the team is optimistic that the event will be so large and gain so much publicity that it will eventually have to be acknowledged as a new World Record.

About: Bootlace Records is an independent record label co-owned and created by producer, Stephe Meloy, and co-writers Richard Eyre and Anthony Donnelly. They are the inspiration behind the Laddz and their debut World Cup England Song “Chant Like an English Fan”.  For more information, see www.theladdz.com or email them at worldrecord@theladdz.com

It’s A Funny Old Game…

April 24, 2010

Some funny facts about our song “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz, and some very early predictions…

Liam Sternberg, the writer and composer of the music and lyrics for “Walk Like an Egyptian” upon which “Chant” is based, is a Frenchman. Boo, hiss…!

“Walk Like an Egyptian” was originally performed by the brilliant girl band, The Bangles, who are American… England is playing the US in their first match on June 12th… more booing and hissing…!

The FA refused to play “Chant” at half-time during the friendly England vs Egypt match at Wembley earlier this year… boo, boo, hisssss…!

Now, some early predictions by Mad Ant based on the above… Perhaps some people won’t like our track because of the Egyptian, American, and French associations, but…

England WILL BEAT America 3 – 0 in their June 12th match…

The crowd at Wembley would have loved the song, but England still beat Egypt 4 – 0

If England is plays against France, England will win 2 – 1 after leading 1 – 0 at half-time…

Only time will tell, if Mad Ant is really a football tipster psychic, but the games are only a few weeks away now, and you read it here first…! Hoorah…!!!

REMEMBER: we need all the support we can get for our track, call your local DJ, radio station, or email them, ask for them to play our song, tell your friends, your neighbours, download our ringtone… play it at school, at work, at home… England’s gonna bring the Cup back home this year!!!

Press Release: World Cup England “Chant” Sells 1 Million Copies!

April 1, 2010

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London — With this years World Cup in South Africa only two months away and no official song from the England squad this year, the music scene has been awash with a record number of unofficial songs to encourage our national team this year. Even some celebrities have hopped onboard, with Rik Mayal’s “Noble England” probably the most notable. 

What’s surprising this year, with England playing so well in the ‘friendlies’, is how well the underdog independent labels are doing with their songs. “Be The Best” by the Toyz have done extremely well by giving away 10,000 copies of their song with a new football game. Best of all – and most incredibly – a little-known London band, the Laddz, have shocked not only the British music industry, but have extremely strong sales around the world, topping the one million sales mark yesterday with their catchy and popular, “Chant Like an English Fan!”

Based on the tune to the amazing Bangles 80s hit, “Walk Like an Egyptian” (written by Liam Sternberg) but with amusing football-based lyrics (written by Richard Eyre and Anthony Donnelly) their debut track has taken the industry and the football world totally by storm.

“We couldn’t belive the news,” says Eyre. “When I got the call last night, I didn’t know what to say. We had an idea that the song would catch on, because it’s all a bit of fun really, but we had no idea!” Having missed out back in 2006, when the writing duo first put together the track, because of bad timing and other unrelated incidents, this is certainly an epic moment for the pair.

“Since we’d already put in the work on the track, this year we decided to just have some fun with it this time round,” states Donnelly, adding, “That’s probably why we also decided to see if this April Fool’s Day stunt would work…”

GOTCHA…!

Or did we? Thanks for taking this in good humour, and cheers for all the continued support. Keep following us on Twitter @theladdz and on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz

You can also still vote for our song here: http://www.footballandmusic.co.uk/a-song-for-england-round-4/

Who knows, perhaps we might sell a few copies when it actually goes on download May 14th…!

St. Patrick’s Day Practice for World Cup 2010

March 17, 2010

It’s March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – probably the ‘greenest’ day of the year (especially in America!), so green in fact they should use it to bulldoze over the Earth Day scam! Instead, though, we get to enjoy green Guiness and Irish madness for 24 hours.

The “Irish”-Americans go nuts today, with some of the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parades in New York city, Boston, and Chicago. Perhaps less well-known is the fact that it’s also the first official dress rehearsal for England supporters to get their “Chant” on and lubricate their best terrace voices.

Since Ireland didn’t qualify for the World Cup this year, let’s not hold that against them, and show the true English spirit and raise some glasses to our fellow island neighbours and get some serious drinking practice in.

If you feel like partying it up with a quick footie chant or two, remember to give “Chant Like an English Fan” a quick play, so you have something to sing and dance to, and get used to the words. It’s even been suggested, that if you get drunk enough, you might want to start singing:

“Ay-oh whey-oh, ay-oh whey-oh

“Chant like a leprechaun…!”

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