Lincoln songwriter and film-maker Wayne Strudwick is getting into the FIFA World Cup spirit after producing his own song and music video with the help of friends and family.
Shouting For England was written and recorded by Wayne from his home studio, and after rallying for help the official music video also hit YouTube.
The video, which features Wayne’s idea of “the perfect Sunday kick-about”, is set against scenes of the Lincoln Cathedral and recreates famous world cup moments like the “Gazza water celebration” and reactions from the England manager — played by Wayne’s dad.
The video has already reached over 500 views on Youtube, and Wayne hopes the song will reach even bigger heights as England play their way through the competition.
Wayne told The Lincolnite: “It all started a few years back at a family BBQ. I got the guitar out with my dad and thought about making an England song.
“I thought about bringing it out for previous world cups, but never really went ahead and did anything about it.
“This year I went for it and thought it recorded better from my small home studio I like to call ‘strud studios’.
“I wanted the song to sound more of a happy-feel football anthem other than a silly song. I was so happy with the result; all recorded and mastered on my own at home in one day.
“I was thinking I need a video for this as well. I put out a request on Facebook to my friends and family asking for volunteers to come and be in my England World Cup video.
“I’ve been playing guitar since I was 16 years old, self taught, and got into filming and making short videos as I got older. I love it.
“I wanted to base the video on a normal sunday afternoon kick about in the park with the lads. I wanted an English feel and vibe I wanted to have Lincoln Cathedral in the opening shot.
“Filming was so fun, there were other people on the field that day and they must have been wondering what we were up to!
“I’m really chuffed with the response I’m getting to the song and I hope the reaction gets bigger and better.”