Monday, 4 April 2011

The Canaries Anthem 2011 - charity single released

The Canaries Anthem 2011, a charity re-recording by Norwich band The O’Fenders of the Norwich City FC 1972 promotion song, is now on sale on iTunes worldwide. CDs are on sale in Jarrold’s Norwich book department and at Jarrold’s The Forum. All proceeds will go to three charities, The Foundation for Liver Research in memory of BBC Radio Norfolk’s Roy Waller, Norwich City Community Sport Foundation and Mancroft Advice Project Norwich.

The song can also be purchased via

Nick Applin who masterminded the project with The O’Fenders said: “My late father, Chic Applin, co-ordinated the original recording of The Canaries in 1972, written by Don Shepherd and Johnny Cleveland. We have produced this re-recording as a tribute to Roy Waller, BBC Radio Norfolk’s former football commentator, who sadly died in summer 2010 and hope to raise a substantial sum for our three charities.” “I would like to thank David Clayton BBC Radio Norfolk for his support and Johnny Cleveland for adding his vocal chords to the chorus, along with EDP and BBC Radio Norfolk journalists who sang when we recorded the song with The O’Fenders at BBC Voices in Norwich.”

“Thanks also go to The O’Fenders for their energy and enthusiasm for the project, Gary Standley and the team at BBC Voices for their patience, Katherine Mager at East Anglian Film Archive and my colleagues at Ouch Creative who designed the cover.”

Read about The Canaries Anthem at the BBc Norfolk website