Band lines up new song for their foot­ball he­roes

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - By Ai­dan Bar­low

The Nuts & Bolts have en­listed the help of punk rock­ers to help give the play­ers a pre-match boost be­fore kick off.

Sup­port­ers from Ash­ford United Foot­ball Club posted on Face­book about find­ing new theme mu­sic for the play­ers to walk onto the pitch to for home games at their Home­lands sta­dium.

The post was seen by Ash­ford band The Rash, who im­me­di­ately vol­un­teered their ser­vices to record a tune to get pulses rac­ing.

The five-mem­ber group, who have been play­ing for the past 10 years, are set to sup­port Mad­ness at the County Show­ground this Satur­day.

They are a part-time group who play a mix of punk, ska and in­die songs and cov­ers.

Band mem­ber Joe Smith said: “We are all big sup­port­ers of Ash­ford United, and play foot­ball and mu­sic, so it sounded like a great thing to be in­volved with.

“We are do­ing a cover of Sham 69s If the Kids are United, but will be chang­ing the lyrics for Ash­ford. We have recorded it afresh and put our own touches to it.”

Mr Smith ad­mit­ted that the group wanted to avoid some of the pit­falls of pre­vi­ous footy an­thems, such as the John Barnes rap in World in Mo­tion by New Or­der.

He said the first time they will per­form it live will be on Satur­day, but will unfortunately miss Nuts & Bolts’ first home game of the sea­son against Car­shal­ton Ath­letic at Home­lands.

Ash­ford United FC spokesman Alex Per­se­val said: “From the

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, Unit 4, Park Mall Shop­ping Centre Ash­ford, TN24 8RY or email ken­tish­ex­press@ thek­m­group.co.uk club point of view it is great that The Rash have come for­ward, we are re­ally please.

“It was or­gan­ised by sup­porter Sam Shannon, with­out him it wouldn’t have hap­pened, so we are re­ally ap­pre­cia­tive of the work he has done as well.”

Ash­ford band The Rash will play the new Nuts and Bolts theme tune

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