VIDEO: York teachers' World Cup song hits the net

York Press: Huntington School teachers Ian Wilson, left, and Robin Parmiter who recorded a World Cup anthem for the England World Cup campaign in Brazil called Bring It Home Huntington School teachers Ian Wilson, left, and Robin Parmiter who recorded a World Cup anthem for the England World Cup campaign in Brazil called Bring It Home

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.”

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10:24am Fri 9 May 14

Woody G Mellor says...

Had to try real hard to like the vid.
But I think the song is brilliant! Well done Sir's!

(And I'm not even into football!)
Had to try real hard to like the vid. But I think the song is brilliant! Well done Sir's! (And I'm not even into football!) Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -11

11:18am Fri 9 May 14

ReginaldBiscuit says...

Oh. My. God.

It's a work of utter beauty.

IMO - The only thing it needs is a cameo by John 'Joe Strummer' Tomsett where he drags Michael Gove on at the end of the video and starts bashing his head with the guitar.
Oh. My. God. It's a work of utter beauty. IMO - The only thing it needs is a cameo by John 'Joe Strummer' Tomsett where he drags Michael Gove on at the end of the video and starts bashing his head with the guitar. ReginaldBiscuit
  • Score: 16

12:36pm Fri 9 May 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

ReginaldBiscuit wrote:
Oh. My. God.

It's a work of utter beauty.

IMO - The only thing it needs is a cameo by John 'Joe Strummer' Tomsett where he drags Michael Gove on at the end of the video and starts bashing his head with the guitar.
Astounding. ! an act of shear Brilliance

Though I think one of them has been confiscating more than smarties from
the Kiddy's in his care..

Shame well be out in the first round again Sigh!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: Oh. My. God. It's a work of utter beauty. IMO - The only thing it needs is a cameo by John 'Joe Strummer' Tomsett where he drags Michael Gove on at the end of the video and starts bashing his head with the guitar.[/p][/quote]Astounding. ! an act of shear Brilliance Though I think one of them has been confiscating more than smarties from the Kiddy's in his care.. Shame well be out in the first round again Sigh!!!!!! Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Fri 9 May 14

taffywilliams says...

Brilliant :-)
Brilliant :-) taffywilliams
  • Score: 8

1:53pm Fri 9 May 14

Frenchlife says...

Might not be to every bodies liking, but there is no need to pass personal comments ! Neither of the two look over weight. Well done to the two of you.
Might not be to every bodies liking, but there is no need to pass personal comments ! Neither of the two look over weight. Well done to the two of you. Frenchlife
  • Score: 7

3:56pm Fri 9 May 14

dsom73 says...

Got 10 seconds in, killed myself.
Got 10 seconds in, killed myself. dsom73
  • Score: -26

4:56am Sat 10 May 14

boyseyboy says...

go for it guys lets hope it can happen, and enjoy is that not what is all about well done
go for it guys lets hope it can happen, and enjoy is that not what is all about well done boyseyboy
  • Score: 5

10:04am Sat 10 May 14

Daley Mayall says...

dsom73 wrote:
Got 10 seconds in, killed myself.
....and yet you managed to type that. Pity.
[quote][p][bold]dsom73[/bold] wrote: Got 10 seconds in, killed myself.[/p][/quote]....and yet you managed to type that. Pity. Daley Mayall
  • Score: 9

12:17pm Sat 10 May 14

againstthecuts says...

A really good song
A really good song againstthecuts
  • Score: 5

12:26pm Sat 10 May 14

TheTruthHurts says...

This is fun, catchy and a hundred times better than the official piece of rubbish.

Good on you fellas! Now get this out there and you never know. Start hitting the social media sites (fb, reddit etc) and this could go viral.

Hey hey here we go, come on England bring it home!
This is fun, catchy and a hundred times better than the official piece of rubbish. Good on you fellas! Now get this out there and you never know. Start hitting the social media sites (fb, reddit etc) and this could go viral. Hey hey here we go, come on England bring it home! TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Sat 10 May 14

Dr Brian says...

dsom73 wrote:
Got 10 seconds in, killed myself.
Misery dsom!

It is excellent - well done guys.
[quote][p][bold]dsom73[/bold] wrote: Got 10 seconds in, killed myself.[/p][/quote]Misery dsom! It is excellent - well done guys. Dr Brian
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Sat 10 May 14

consumer says...

They probably pay more tax than Gary Barlow as well.
They probably pay more tax than Gary Barlow as well. consumer
  • Score: 10

12:27pm Sun 11 May 14

BKKYorkshireboy says...

Brilliant song and great vid too! very funny. I am thinking Educating Yorkshire #2! They seem like a Lovejoy/ Rimmer combo. Hopefully this will go viral and become a big hit.. great that they are playing it at half time of the Fleetwood match although it will sound horrendous on the PA tannoy system at BC!!
Brilliant song and great vid too! very funny. I am thinking Educating Yorkshire #2! They seem like a Lovejoy/ Rimmer combo. Hopefully this will go viral and become a big hit.. great that they are playing it at half time of the Fleetwood match although it will sound horrendous on the PA tannoy system at BC!! BKKYorkshireboy
  • Score: 1

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