Bids for World Cup song glory

With the World Cup about to kick off, two songwriters have released England football anthems.

Robert McCafferty and Lainy Scott, both of Baldock, have recorded England World Cup songs which they hope will become the unofficial soundtrack for the team’s bid in South Africa.

Robert’s track, Bringing It Back, recorded with his band Substitute is what he calls a “real fan’s song from the terraces”. The 44-year-old singer, actor and drama teacher said: “We actually recorded it for the last World Cup. There’s a bit of a mod thing going on with it – the spirit of ’66, scooters, The Italian Job, that kind of thing. It’s a real toe-tapper.”

Oh Happy Days is the title of 29-year-old Lainy’s song recorded by her band Scott And The Boys.

Lainy, a self-confessed “football fanatic” said: “We’re getting some good backing now, with top music journalist and professor Simon Warner likening it to Madness and saying it’s much better than the lazy re-recordings of celebrities.

“Local support is really starting to take off. The Engine in Baldock has added it to their jukebox and an announcement was made at assembly at my old school, Knight’s Templar.”

To hear the songs go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBEIIUL9SbY and www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXxuAlXGH4