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Posh Have Got The Fire

27 March 2014

You can now download the official song for Wembley, recorded by The Harrington Blues.

Darren Ferguson’s men have reached the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final and Peterborough United are delighted to team up with The Harrington Blues to bring you the official song for Wembley, ‘The Posh Have Got The Fire’, which is now available to download on Soundcloud.

The band approached the football club about the possibility of putting their track into production and the club have also produced a video for the song, which can be viewed on YouTube.  Club Press Officer Phil Adlam said: ‘The football club are very pleased to be working with The Harrington Blues. Not only are they a talented local band, but they are also big Posh fans.

‘They are regulars at London Road and two of the band actually met at a Posh game, so when they approached us about a track they had written, we were very keen to hear it. Everyone at the club loves the song and I am sure that it will prove very popular with supporters. We have made it available to download for free via Soundcloud and thanks to the help of Terry Harris and Neil Gilby we were able to shoot a video at the stadium and that is now uploaded on YouTube.

‘Reaching the final has captured the imagination of the city with over 16,000 tickets already sold and we believe this song will definitely resonate with supporters and tells the story of how the club came through that semi-final at Swindon. It Is the band’s own take on a Billy Joel classic.’

Ben Gooch from The Harrington Blues said: ‘The inspiration for the song came from a football song the Rifles once did and our love of Posh. We wanted to do a football song without it being cheesy. We thought by telling a bit of a story, the fans could relate to it and it would be more appealing.

‘We wanted a chorus that the fans could adopt and could be sung in the terraces.  The video was good fun, it was strange being at an empty London Road and having a kick about. It's brilliant, the club have been fully behind it - even Bob Symns was bopping about.

‘It's a great for us as a local band to be involved with the local team, particularly as we are all big fans. We're hoping the fans will get on board. The thought of being at Wembley, seeing Posh lift that trophy and hearing 20,000 fans singing "Posh Have Got The Fire" gets us just as excited as promotion at Hereford, Colchester and Old Trafford.’

The Harrington blues are 5 piece indie/britpop band from Stamford/Peterborough. The lads have a strong local following and over the past year have played all over the country supporting some big names such as Ocean Colour Scene.

You can find out more about The Harrington Blues on Facebook - www.facebook.com/theharringtonblues, Twitter: @THBbanduk and Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/theharringtonblues.

To download the track click here.
To watch the video, click here.

The football club is urging supporters to share this track with as many people as possible. The track will be played ahead of the Rotherham game on Saturday and the band will also be conducting interviews with the local press this week.


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