Band lines up new song for their football heroes
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
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“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