The Euros are in full swing and after England’s win against Croatia yesterday what better way to celebrate than with the banger that is Vindaloo?
Re-released by Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Coronation Street actor Will Mellor, celebrity friends, and Deliveroo, all sales of Vindaloo Two will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
Watch, listen, buy the charity T-shirt & donate here.
23 years after it was first recorded, Will Mellor, Keith Lemon, Paddy McGuiness, Danny Dyer, Mark “Bez” Berry, Rowetta, London Community Gospel Choir, Deliveroo riders, and the Master of Ceremonies himself, Keith Allen, all came together and volunteered their voices for the cover of Fat Les’, Vindaloo.
Originally penned in 1998 for the World Cup in France, the aim is to get the charity single backed by Deliveroo to No.1, as the higher the single climbs, the more it will raise in much-needed funds for NHS Charities Together. To shine a light on the true stars behind the re-release, NHS nurses and other frontline workers lent their voices to the Vindaloo track as well as appeared in the nostalgic music video set for release via YouTube on 11th June.
The Music video was filmed under strict COVID-19 protocols with the parade being filmed marching down Hoxton Street Market, where the original video was made in 1998.
Speaking about his motivation to re-release the track, Will Mellor, said, “Vindaloo was the unofficial anthem for England fans back in 1998 and it’s been sung at tournaments ever since, so we owe a big thank you to the Keith Allen & Co-writers Alex James & Guy Pratt for giving us their blessing to put a new spin on the song in support of the NHS. We want to bring this song back – in stadiums, pubs and at home – to put some smiles back on people’s faces and bring the nation together after such a tough time. It’s such an uplifting song and it’ll give football fans something extra to sing about because every time someone streams or buys the single, they’ll be saying thank you to the NHS.”
Produced by Brad Ellis & Jez Ashworth at the legendary Metropolis Studios in London, and released in partnership with Insanity Group, the goal is to get the single to number 1 to raise as many funds for the NHS as possible, and the song will be released just in time to blare out from people’s speakers ahead of England’s big kick-off on 13th June.
Vindaloo Two under the artist name ‘Together for England’ is available to buy and download on all streaming platforms NOW for just 99p, and to get in the spirit, football fans can watch the video on YouTube featuring famous faces on the same day.
So far, it’s on track to take the #1 spot in the UK chart, so keep streaming and downloading ahead of Scotland v England on Friday!
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