Two York teachers are aiming to upstage Gary Barlow by penning their own World Cup song - which has already scored a hit on You Tube.
Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson teamed up to shoot the video around Huntington School in York on a zero budget.
The song, Bring It Home, has been viewed at least 4,000 times on YouTube and is already proving a hit on social media. The pair – who both teach at Huntington School - now hope to put Barlow’s official World Cup anthem to shame.
It is hoped the rousing lyrics will help spur England on to glory in Brazil and dispel some of the doom and gloom about the side’s fortunes in the tournament.
Philosophy teacher Robin, 33, and music technician Ian, 28, already perform as a duo called Disco Mister.
After an earful of Gary Barlow’s official England song – a cover of Take That’s Greatest Day, performed with Gary Lineker and other former team mates – they decided the could – and must – do better.
Robin said: “We think ours is the best World Cup song since Three Lions and a lot better than the official one, which has been slated.
“It took 90 minutes to make the video after school. We used two classrooms, a corridor and the grounds and it cost nothing.
“We even recorded it in the school recording studio. The kids are loving it. We wanted to write a good world cup song. It’s been long overdue.We need a bit of passion and belief. Already we think the song is working its magic and getting people excited. There may even be a bit of belief there too.
“It is going to get people excited and passionate and we hope that is going to rub off on the players so they will show the world what the underdogs can do.
“The appeal of the song is that it has a good tune, good lyrics, and it shows normal people having a laugh about the tournament.”