New Single: “Super Silkmen” out 12.03.21

A song born out of a burning passion for a football club on the brink of extinction: I was in a state of despair as Macclesfield Town FC were wound up in the High Court with debts totalling more than £500,000, and subsequently expelled from their league. The writing was on the wall for the club that had been a constant in my life from a young age, having regularly attended matches with my dad and mates right up until lockdown hit. In the face of the devastation, I channelled my thoughts and feelings to create a song that communicated what The Silkmen meant to me. Both Danny and I, it has to be said, thought a song might perhaps help bring the fans together.

The song was called “Save Our Silkmen”, and a demo was released in October which was very well received by fellow fans struggling to process their beloved club’s demise.

Around three weeks later, local businessman, Rob Smethurst thankfully purchased the club, rebranding it as Macclesfield FC in the process. The club was saved!

Spurred on by the supporters’ response to the song, I decided to still go ahead and record a more polished version with tweaked lyrics to reflect the new sense of optimism. “Super Silkmen” is the result, recorded and mixed at home and at our studio, Cutthroat 2 in the middle of a town which is home to a big rival… Stockport!

All proceeds will be going to The Silkmen Supporters Trust . I will be looking to get it chart registered… who’s up for seeing if we can get it in the top 40?!

Backing vocals supplied by Tony Jackson (Dad), Janet Jackson (Mum), Tom Jackson (Cousin), Matthew Boycott-Garnett (A Carefully Planned Festival) , Sue Nicholls, Andy Worth, Sean Worth, John Souness, and Dean Holmes.

Looking forward to hearing what you think when all is revealed! In the meantime, be sure to pre-save the song on Spotify and simultaneously be entered into the draw to win a limited edition “Super Silkmen” T-Shirt in your size featuring the artwork (two are up for grabs).

Greg.

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