A Group of Aussie Musicians Give the World an Ange Postecoglou Anthem

A Group of Aussie Musicians Give the World an Ange Postecoglou Anthem



*MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA / ACCESSWIRE / April 10, 2024 / *Ange Postecoglou, coach of Tottenham Hotspur, is known arguably as "the best in the world". Now he may well be known for the best football anthem in the world. Ange Ball is a parody of The Choirboys' Run to Paradise, and it's Australian. It's by The Musicmen, a "motley crew" of professional English soccer players who moved to Australia in the ‘80s to follow their dream of playing soccer.

That dream was replaced by music fame (of sorts) when they appeared on Hey Hey It's Saturday's Red Faces in 1988. A few years later, they starred in the Toohey's Gold, Good as Gold ad. Shortly after that, famous Michael Gudinski signed them as a group on Mushroom Records. Their debut album, What Can You Play? was released in November 1993 and peaked at number 74 on the ARIA charts and they appeared with Will Smith, John Farnham, Terence Trent Derby & Kim Wilde at the 1993 Coca Cola Music Awards on The Gold Coast.

The "motley crew" of English soccer players had become a respected Aussie music group. Fame and fandom followed. The Musicmen have performed and recorded ever since. A book about The Musicmen and founder, David Brooks' life will even be available late 2024.

Meanwhile, the Musicmen have added Ange Ball to their collection of songs on Spotify such as I'm A Lad From Bury and I'm An Iceberger & Not Dead Yet.

"Ange Ball really came from the unbelievable rise of Ange Postecoglou from a youngster playing at South Melbourne (where many of The Musicmen played against Ange) to coaching Glasgow Celtic, then to Tottenham Hotspur in The Premier League," says The Musicmen's David Brooks. "It's an homage to Postecoglou's revolutionary ‘Ange Ball' style of play. Ange has really put soccer on the map in Australia and we thank him for this. Every Australian soccer player is proud of what he is doing for his soccer ‘family' here."

The song is a heartfelt tribute to Postecoglou by the Musicmen. It comes from their shared love of the "beautiful game". Getting the Choirboys on board was a high point that posed no problem. "Once we had decided on Run to Paradise as a perfect fit for Ange, I got in touch with Mark Gable, lead singer of The Choirboys and the writer of the song," David recalls. "He was so agreeable for The Musicmen to parody this Aussie anthem and has so gone out of his way assisting in gaining permission from Universal Music, which was granted thanks to Mark."

The Musicmen hope that their song will resonate with football fans throughout the world. The group is poised to unleash Ange Ball as a crowd-pumping anthem at the hallowed ground of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, home of Tottenham Hotspur. But another hope, even closer to their heart, is that when Ange and Tottenham Hotspur come to Melbourne, where Ange grew up, to play Newcastle United at the MCG on May 22, they get to perform Ange Ball there. The occasion serves as testament to the global impact of Postecoglou's influence on the sport. On April 8, the group performed the song at South Melbourne's season launch at its ground. South Melbourne is the first club in which Ange played and he coached the team's winning premierships.

"Postecoglou's transformative approach to football has captivated the sporting world, and Ange Ball celebrates his innovative tactics and indomitable spirit," concludes The MusicMen's Steve Callanan. "It's a tribute to his remarkable contributions to the world of football, and we're honoured to have the support of the Choirboys for this exciting project."


David Brooks
The Musicmen and Founder

*SOURCE:* The Musicmen
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