Super Furry Animals, Funeral For A Friend members releasing Cardiff City song

Catatonia member and actor Jonathan Owen also involved

Super Furry AnimalsGuto Pryce, Funeral For A Friend‘s Ryan Richards, Catatonia‘s Owen Powell and actor Jonathan Owen are releasing a single to raise money for a Cardiff City FC statue.

The Welsh four-piece are calling themselves The Stand and have recorded a version of football chant ‘I’ll Be There’ – originally recorded by Welsh miners during the General Strike in 1926.

Proceeds from the single, out on Monday (October 25), will go towards building a statue in the Welsh capital of former City player Fred Keenor, who captained the team when they won the 1927 FA Cup.


Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable, who died in June, was initially part of the project before Richards stepped in.

Speaking about Keenor, actor Owen, who sings in the band, told NME: “In these days of ‘bling’ and ‘roasting’ being the way of some modern footballers, here was a man who lived out his life in modest means and was dearly loved by the people.”

The song has been Number One in the pre-sale charts for physical music sales, leading to the possiblity of a high chart placing a week on Sunday if digital sales follow suit when it is released on Monday.

The Stand are also playing the following live dates:

Barry Dockers Club (October 24)
Cynon Valley Mountain Ash Inn (26)
Merthyr Tydfil Brunswick (27)
Bridgend Haywain (28)
Port Talbot Burgess Green (29)
Cardiff Ninian Park Pub (midday show) (30)

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