Worthing band's bid for England World Cup glory

A WORTHING band wants to unite fans and drum-up support with a song they hope will become the theme tune for England's World Cup campaign.

Football-fever will grip the nation later this summer when the World Cup begins on June 11, in South Africa.

No official song has been selected for the tournament, prompting Digory James and his friends to form a band and release a song.

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The trio have called themselves the Three Brians - a comedy take on the Lightning Seeds hit, Three Lions.

We Are England

Digory, of Adversane Road, Worthing, said: "We read there was no official song at this year's World Cup and thought we'd give it a go.

"One of us is a producer, so we had the know-how to record the song."

Digory James, 34, Rob Watson, 38, and Mike Pailthorpe, 50, recorded We Are England, in March and have already gained some success.

The song became a hit on Brighton website, thelatest.co.uk, rising to number one in its download chart.

The band also won a competition held by Cherry Red Records - a big football song label - and will be included on a football-themed download album due for release before the World Cup.

Video recording

A video for the song will be recorded at the Vintner's Parrot pub, in Warwick Street, Worthing on Saturday, April 24.

Digory said: "Our children and wives will be there in the video. My kids are already practising their lines and doing their dances."

And, should the record be successful, The Three Brians are hoping to re-launch their song for England's participation in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi later this year.

To listen to the song and download a copy visit threebrians.bandcamp.com

Those who would like to download the song can use the code "worthingherald" until Wednesday, April 28, to receive a 30 per cent discount.

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