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Isle of Wight band hoping for chart success

Mon 21 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight band hoping for chart success

A band from the Isle of Wight is hoping to have a World Cup hit single on its hands and raise money for charity in the process.

Arthur and the Britons have recorded Standing up for Britain - which was penned by comedian Andy Askins - in an attempt to top the UK singles charts, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

The comic explained that the song is also helping to raise money for injured servicemen's charity Help for Heroes.

"We are hoping enough people will download it to make a significant amount of money for Help for Heroes," he explained.

Askins added that he has performed for armed forces in war zones in Afghanistan and this inspired him to write the charity single.

North-east born Askins moved to the Isle of Wight with his wife and children and has been described by The Stage as performing "dark humour with faultless timing".

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