WATCH: 'We'd love to hear it at Wembley' four Bromley builders pen song for Crystal Palace FA Cup final
PUBLISHED: 10:58 06 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:33 10 May 2016
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The Eagles play Manchester United at Wembley later this month
Four local builders have written a song for their beloved Crystal Palace ahead of their massive FA Cup Final later this month.
The Eagles are set to play eleven-time winners Manchester United at Wembley on May 21, in a repeat of the 1990 cup final.
Jay Cranstoun, one four members of Young Stanley, said he’d love to hear fans chanting the song, called The Holmesdale, on the big day.
The band of Bromley builders are also behind Sing it for England, which they released for the World Cup in 2006 and 2010.
Jay, from Bromley Common, said: “We’re builders not musicians, but one of us used to be in a band and he has always been able to pen a song.”
Songwriter Road Aylen claimed he had a feeling Alan Pardew’s side could go on a cup run this season.
He said: “I wrote the song at the start of the season as I had a feeling Palace would do well in the FA Cup this year but was reluctant to record it in case I put the mockers on it.
“I recorded the crowd singing at the Aston Villa game earlier in the season. We all went to the semi final against Watford on the Sunday and started to record the song on the Monday.
“My daughter Joely recorded and produced the song in her bedroom and it was completed by Wednesday. She then made the video on the Thursday and put it on YouTube on the same night which isn’t bad going.
“We’ve been blown away by how many hits it has had, around 5000 in a few days. Our ultimate dream would be to hear the fans singing the song on the terraces.”
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