What was once an underground Psych Pop gem, is now a Rip Roaring, Rifftastic, Rock & Roll Diamond!
‘Belfast Boy’ was originally released in 1970 by ‘Don Fardon’ and reached number 32 in the charts. This new version has been brought up to date by The Electric Stars with a new ending thanks to The permission of the publishing company.
- It also includes a unique George Best Tribute Booklet, featuring sleeve notes from people who played with George,
- knew him & admired his Genius. Including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eamonn Holmes, Ryan Giggs etc
Proceeds from the single will go to The George Best Foundation & The Manchester United Foundation.
Manchester United Foundation works in some of the most disadvantaged areas across Greater Manchester and uses the passion for Manchester United to educate, motivate and inspire young people. We deliver football coaching, skills training, personal development and life changing experiences, providing young people with opportunities to change their lives for the better. Find out more:http://www.mufoundation.org/
The Electric Stars
The Electric Stars are unlike any other band on 'The Scene' right now ! They have managed to perfect a trick, that all the great bands have up their collective sleeve. That is, the ability to soak up all the best music, from the best bands, from any era & spit it out as original tunes ! They confidently swagger like The Stones & hold an audience like Kasabian. The songs can be as whimsical as The Kinks or violent like The Sex Pistols. The Electric Stars are a Psychedelic Rock n Roll Speedball bursting with Glamtastic guitars, Hippy lyrics & drenched in Soul.
The band formed in 2011, as a gang of like minded freaks, from the remnants of various Mancunian combo's. The Mission: Original Rock n Roll that inspires !
They signed to Detour Records in February 2012, released a single in March & the debut album 'Sonic Candy Soul' in September ! They have played with the likes of The Charlatans, Kaiser Chiefs, Macy Gray & Jefferson Airplane. The album has been featured in countless magazines with glowing reviews, even making the Top 12 of 2012 in 'Scootering Magazine' alongside Paul Weller. A second album is due for release late 2014 & the band have just filmed a video for the latest single in Estonia.
The future is Star shaped for these Manc Soul Brothers !