Norwich City's Gary Doherty praised by band's new song
A Norfolk band have got on the ball to praise their favourite Norwich City player by recording a song.
Footballer Gary Doherty has had a track dedicated to him by We Can't Dance, who got together in October 2009.
The indie-punk band penned the number shortly after the club were relegated to League One.
"All the papers were giving Gary Doherty rubbish but he's one of my favourite players," said Harry Dawson, lead singer and guitarist.
"He's a bit like Marmite, people either love him or hate him but I'm one of those people who thinks he's brilliant," added the 19-year-old, who's an avid Norwich City fan.
The band don't know if their muse has heard the song yet, although it has been passed on to Norwich City FC.
"We hope he likes it," said Harry, who lives in Dereham. "It's really saying a massive well done for the season."
We Can't Dance - which also consists of Josie Steward, Matthew Howells and Ashley Alsop - are due to release Gary Doherty as a digital download on 10 May 2010. It is also expected to be the lead song on their three-track EP.
With the club's chances of promotion to the Championship in reach, the band say they are tapping into supporters' feel good factor.
"We played a gig in Norwich after they beat Leeds and the song went down brilliantly," said Harry. "The club are doing really well and people are in good spirits."
On the terraces
We Can't Dance, who met at Access to Music's college in King Street, Norwich, say that the song is becoming a cult favourite with their followers and hope it will go on to unite the fans on the terraces.
"I'd like to imagine it being sung at all of Norwich's games as a lot of people seem to enjoy the song," said Harry.
While the band are now waiting to hear if their tribute has scored a hit with the player, they are gearing up for their next gig at London's 100 Club as part of the Norwich Musical Express night on 21 April 2010.
Watch We Can't Dance on BBC Norfolk Introducing's new TV show.
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