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29 April 2016

Three bands have tracks chosen to accompany Player of the Season videos.

  • Wigan Athletic to feature local bands on three Player of the Season videos.
  • Goal of the Season Music: Lost Boys by The Articles.
  • Players’ Player of the Season music: The Thunder by Ravellas.
  • Player of the Season music: Something New by Bandit & Butler.
Wigan Athletic are delighted to be supporting three Wigan bands, whose music has been chosen to feature on videos for the Player of the Year Dinner celebrations, held at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 4 May.  All three videos will also be placed on the club’s YouTube channel -

Wigan four piece rock band The Articles will have their track ‘Lost Boys’ accompany the Goal of the Season video, to be launched over the Bank Holiday weekend, when supporters will be given the chance to vote for their favourite goal of the season in time for the presentation next Wednesday.

Formed in 2015, the band play high-energy rock based around on catchy choruses, and consist of Latics fan Arran (vocals/bass), Damo (guitar), Danny (guitar) and Stee (drums).

Arran said: “This is such an honour for us, and me especially as a supporter. To know that all the fans voting for goal of the season will hear our tune, then that all the players and the manager and chairman too will hear it too on the night is brilliant. I hope ‘Lost Boys’ can inspire some more goals against Barnsley too. Thanks to the club for making it happen.”

For more information [click here] or listen to their track [here].

Latics fans Bandit & Butler will have their track ‘Something New’ on the video which will accompany the Player of the Season announcement. They are Latics fans Jonathan Egan (guitar/vocals) and James Barnes (bass), Paul Whittaker (guitar) and Andy Robinson drums).  Something New can be downloaded on iTunes [here].

Finally, fellow Wiganers Ravellas, yet more musical Latics fans, consist of Mac, Bishop, Aidan and Jon and describe their music as dirty ugly rock n roll. ‘The Thunder’ will be used to accompany the Players’ Player presentation video. The indie band based in Wigan describe their music as dirty ugly rock n roll and you can find out more by [clicking here] or listen to The Thunder [here].

Latics Head of Media Ed Jones said: “As a club, we’ve discussed ways in which we can involve local musicians more in our output and hopefully this will just be the start of something lasting. The talent is certainly there, we had dozens of bands respond to our appeal for this project.

“The town has always had a thriving music scene, and we will continue to help local musicians in the future if we can.”

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