League Football Education is pleased to announce that The Establishment have agreed to provide the backing music to our Goal of the Month competition.
Formed in 2006 by former Nottingham Forest and Republic of Ireland U21 player John Burns, The Establishment is a rapidly rising band who recently gigged with Ocean Colour Scene at the University of East Anglia.
And they made quite an impression. Despite the pressure of sharing the stage with the men responsible for 1990’s hit album ‘Moseley Shoals’ which included classic indie anthems ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and ‘The Riverboat Song’, Burns and fellow band members Stuart and Steven Landon, Steven Hobster and Neil Jacks, tore it up and as a result have now been invited to join Birmingham’s veteran indie-rockers 2011 tour of the UK.
Based in Nottingham, the bands connection with professional football is part of their make-up through Burns, Manager Dion Dublin and extending to The Professional Footballers’ Association who helped to fund their first four-track cd.
The songs released on that disc include the track ‘Be That Way’, which has attracted widespread media attention after Des Walker, Stuart Pearce, Les Ferdinand and Teddy Sheringham appeared in the video (featured below) alongside Coronation Street actor Chris Gascoyne.
It is this song that will now become the signature music that accompanies LFE’s Goal of the Month and Burns is delighted at the prospect.
“We’re delighted to provide the music to what really is a ground-breaking competition. Looking at the previous month’s goals there’s no doubt that our music will complement a really good product and hopefully win LFE and ourselves even more admirers for our work,” said Burns.
With the launch of their new website www.theestablishmentband.com, a tour with OCS on the horizon and a more intimate gig lined up in front of some big names from the world of football and showbiz at the prestigious PFA dinner next month, Burns is hoping his journey from footballer to musician is now close to reaching its final destination.
“As a kid my dream was always to be a professional footballer, which I managed for a time. But now it’s about pushing on with the music and trying to get that next big break that will firmly establish us in the industry,” added Burns.