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Drawing Straws released today

Gareth Ainsworth features on the charity single.

11 December 2020

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth provides guest vocals on a Christmas song released today by Wills & The Willing on December 11th, in aid of Sport United Against Dementia.

‘Drawing Straws’ also features former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech on drums and charts the events of the last nine months, from Captain Tom, clapping at 8pm, protecting the NHS, masks and hand gel to Marcus Rashford and vaccines, all done with the most joyful, memorable and insanely catchy melody.

The song is the mastermind of Ian Wills (described in the Times as “The Ian Dury of the 21st century) and his band The Willing, whose long-awaited album London Country was released in October to huge critical acclaim and the first two singles taken from it, Iceberg and Idaho, climbed high in the Country Music Charts and achieved mass air play in the USA and elsewhere.

Ian has again turned to his friends at football’s highest level and engaged the expert drumming of Petr Cech and the vocal talent of Gareth Ainsworth, who himself released a song this time last year by covering The Wanderer with his band The Cold Blooded Hearts.


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