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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

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…!”

Remember to keep following us on Twitter @theladdz, check us out on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz, and find us somewhere on Facebook.

World Cup Song on the Radio

February 24, 2010

Great news! and a big thank you to all of your for your support… “Chant Like an English Fan!” is now starting to get some excellent early radio play…!

You will be able to hear it this week on:

Venture Radio, John Peters’ Show 18.00 GMT, and

Sean McGinty, Presenter BBC Introducing & Social Media Producer

listen online

Please continue to phone and email your local radio station to ask to hear them play it. With your support, we can really get the word out there about our catchy World Cup England song, and help Chant England on to success this year.

And, please continue to follow us on @theladdz

hear the track still Myspace

2010 Olympics…

February 9, 2010

Talk about something to put a whopping great big spanner in the works of a beautiful year – the bloody Olympics!

Finally a world cup year comes around and lo and behold… an outdated Greek tradition comes along to spoil things.

Let’s see what you think…

And please remember to keep following us @theladdz on twitter and we need more friends on http://myspace.com/theladdz

Thanks for your continued support!

Some Early Press…

February 2, 2010

From original URL: http://www.prlog.org/10514596-world-cup-unofficial-england-world-cup-song-rereleased.html

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World Cup: Unofficial England World Cup Song Re-released
 
London — With the latest round of football madness almost upon us, and the FA announcing that they’re going to focus on football this year and not release an official World Cup 2010 England song, it’s time once more for the supporters to go wild. Every year to commemorate the start of the World Cup an array of hopeful talent produces some interesting anthems, chants, and ditties to cheer along the hopeful England fans.
 
An “almost made it” from the last World Cup back in 2006 has decided to contend for the title of “England’s best unofficial World Cup 2010 song”. The London-based band, The Laddz, is hoping their Bangles spoof, “Chant Like An English Fan!” will have even more success than it had four years ago.
 
Co-writer, Anthony Donnelly said, “A lot has happened in four years. Back in 2006 we really didn’t have a clue what we were doing, and were really surprised by the results we got.” For an unknown band, they were fortunate enough to get a fair bit of media and airplay on local and national radio. They also barely missed getting signed to a lable, which astounded them all.
 
“Just like football, the music business is a funny old game,” states Richard Eyre, the other half of the writing duo. “It was only after the World Cup was over that we really started to get some praise for what we managed to achieve.”
 
This year, with four more years of experience, even though the duo now live at opposite ends of the world (Richard in Thailand and Anthony in the US) they are way ahead of the curve this time around. Hoping that the same online marketing that President Obama used to win the election in America will work for their football chant, the partnership are taking no chances.
 
“We’re pulling out all the stops this year,” said Donnelly. “We’re using everything we can to improve our chances of success.” They certainly are, and it appears to be working. Traffic to their myspace site (http://myspace.com/theladdz) is already up 30%, their traffic on twitter (@theladdz) is climbing, and their blog (https://chantlikeanenglishfan.wordpress.com) already has an avid following.
 
Currently they are looking for DJs interested in mixing a dance version of their song, and any people around the world interested in helping to proactively assist in promoting the song. With so much activity, and the England squad focussing on football, will we see a repeat of 1966 – the last time there wasn’t an official song? That result is anybody’s guess.

World Cup 2010 England Song

January 31, 2010

The World Cup 2010 is rapidly upon us…

In time-honoured tradition, the London-based rockband, The Laddz, is rereleasing their 2006 debut track “Chant Like An English Fan” to help rally the England fans and spur the squad onto hopeful success this year.

With more time for preparation, marketing, and early promotion, they are hoping the Obama-strategy of leveraging the online community via Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Myspace, and YouTube, amongst many other mediums will help boost their popularity and record sales.

“We got a lot of recognition back in 2006 for what we accomplished,” states Richard Eyre, co-writer and part of the trio behind the band. “Four years ago we knew practically nothing about the music business, but still got the track produced, promoted, a small feature on Channel Four TV, and radio airplay. We’re going into this World Cup with four years more experience.”

A catchy tune, parodying the Bangles’ track “Walk Like An Egyptian” but with footie-related lyrics and a more upbeat rock sound, readers can listen to the track via their myspace site (http://myspace.com/theladdz) New and old fans can follow the activity via Twitter (@theladdz), friend with then via Facebook, and follow this blog.

At this time, the band is looking for potential street team members to help spread the word locally. They are also looking for local UK clubs that would like to play the track at half-time. Interested parties should email Richard Eyre at goldenorchard@windowslive.com

Rock on England!