Teachers' unofficial England World Cup anthem becomes internet hit

9th May 2014 at 12:01

 

 

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England's official World Cup song may feature Take That's Gary Barlow and footballing legend Gary Lineker but two teachers are giving them a run for their money with a song of their very own.

Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, who both teach at Huntington School in York, teamed up to record the song, called 'Bring it Home', and shot a video without any budget. 

Despite only being posted on Wednesday the video has already been viewed more than 4,000 times and it is hoped the song could prove to be a bigger hit than Barlow's cover of the Take That hit 'Greatest Day'. 

Philosophy teacher Parmiter and music technician Wilson recorded the song under their band name Disco Mister, and they hope it will become as big a hit as when comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner teamed up with the Lightening Seeds to produce 'Three Lions', which quickly became an anthem during Euro '96.

"The dream is for it to be sung by the fans from the stands," Parmiter said. "We hadn't heard the official song. We just wanted to write something because it's a World Cup and it's so exciting.

"Everyone seems to be very pessimistic about England's chances, so we wanted to push the passion and belief a bit more. It's a football song written by the fans, for the fans." 

The song has had support from the BBC's football commentator Guy Mowbray, Sky Sports' football presenter Ed Chamberlin and Jake Humphrey, BT Sport's frontman. 

Parmiter added: "This is our first song together, and we recorded the video in an hour and half after school, but hopefully it can generate more support and maybe even inspire the players on the pitch."

The pair are on Twitter under the name @DiscoMisterUK and the hashtag #bringithome is already stirring up support on the social media site. 

 

For a host of resources based on the World Cup click here, and to use the World Cup to encourage reading for pleasure in your school click here.  

 

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