Top names pump up the volume for charity
- 21 May 2010 11:33
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
They think it's all over the airwaves - it is now! A new England World Cup song featuring leading TV commentators in support of The Prince's Trust is heading for the top of the table.
Both the Premier League and Football League are backing the beats, and many of the country’s 92 professional clubs have been playing the Commentators United tune at home games.
"Let’s Hear It England" will raise money to help disadvantaged youngsters and features the No.1 commentators from BBC, ITV, Sky and ESPN who will call the big games in South Africa.
The song, now available to download from major online stores like iTunes, Amazon, Play and Tesco, features some of the best-known voices in the business.
The commentators’ starting XI is Martin Tyler, Ian Darke and Rob Hawthorne from Sky, Clive Tyldesley, Peter Drury and Jon Champion from ITV, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson and Simon Brotherton from the BBC, Steve Banyard from Premier League Productions and Peter Brackley (formerly of Football Italia).
Each one voices specially-recorded commentary to put the country and the team in a positive frame of mind for South Africa. The singing comes from the Cotswold Male Voice Choir.
Gavin Megaw, Director of External Affairs at The Football League, said: “This is a great way of generating funds for such an important cause.
Many clubs are already working with The Prince’s Trust and it is fantastic to see the country’s biggest commentators coming together to raise the profile of the charity
Commentator and composer Banyard added: “If every fan who’ll be watching the World Cup spent just 79p downloading the song, The Prince’s Trust could do so much more to help young people.
“Every time a World Cup comes along, we seem to get the same old songs again - so we thought it was time for something totally fresh to give the team impetus for South Africa.”