We’re delighted that 23 years after it was first recorded, the classic football anthem Vindaloo Two is available to download and stream for 99p on all major platforms from today (June 11) in support of NHS Charities Together.
Will Mellor, Danny Dyer, Paddy McGuiness, Keith Lemon, Rowetta, Bez, and Deliveroo, officially re-released the song Vindaloo by Fat Les under the name of ‘Together for England’ along with a music video, with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.
Football fans and families up and down the country will have the opportunity to sing along to classic lines like “we’re gonna score one more than you, England!” and sing the famous “nah nah nah” phrase more than 100 times.
Adding an extra special twist to the song, NHS nurses and other frontline workers were paid to lend their voices to the ‘Vindaloo Two’ track, as well as Deliveroo riders, and the mighty London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) loved by Madonna and Elton John, added powerful vocals to the song.
Speaking about his motivation to cover the track with support from Deliveroo and celebrity pals, Will Mellor said:
“Vindaloo was the unofficial anthem for England fans back in 1998 and it’s been sung at tournaments ever since, so we owe a big thank you to the Keith Allen & Co-writers Alex James & Guy Pratt for giving us their blessing to put a new spin on the song in support of the NHS. With help from Deliveroo, we want to bring this song back – in stadiums, pubs and at home – to put some smiles back on people’s faces and bring the nation together after such a tough time. It’s such an uplifting song and it’ll give football fans something extra to sing about because every time someone streams or buys the single, they’ll be saying thank you to the NHS.”
The nostalgic music video can be found on the ‘Together For England’ YouTube and was filmed under strict COVID-19 protocols seeing the parade of celebrities, nurses, choir members, and Deliveroo riders being filmed marching down Hoxton Street Market where the original video was made in 1998.
Originally penned in 1998 for the World Cup in France, the aim is to get the charity single backed by Deliveroo to No.1, as the higher the single climbs, the more it will raise in much-needed funds for NHS Charities Together and its 240 member NHS charities that support the NHS.
To raise even more funds for NHS Charities Together, Vindaloo Two fans can purchase charity T-shirts from EverPress for £22, and ship worldwide, with 100% of the profit going to charity.
The re-release of the classic football anthem wouldn’t be possible without Deliveroo. As part of its continued support for the NHS, the online food-delivery company has supported and funded the re-make of Vindaloo to re-ignite the nation in the spirit of football for a good cause.
At the start of the Covid outbreak, Deliveroo launched a ‘Supporting the NHS’ campaign, pledging to deliver one million free meals to the NHS and other vulnerable groups. In May, the company proudly announced it delivered one million meals to over 1,000 hospitals across 100 cities throughout the pandemic.
Aisha Jefferson, Head of Consumer Communications at Deliveroo, said:
“Our incredible NHS and frontline workers’ save lives and protect the nation day and night, so we wanted to help Will Mellor and friends to re-release Vindaloo in the hope that it raises money and gives the nation another reason to celebrate this summer. This charity single is especially close to our hearts as Deliveroo is a proud sponsor of the England team this year, so we’ll be cheering them on along with the nation, shouting “we’re gonna score one more than you”, and getting stuck into a “bucket of vindaloo”. There’s no better way to cheer on our national heroes on and off the pitch; the more singles sold, the more donated to the NHS, so start downloading!”
Produced by Brad Ellis & Jez Ashworth at the legendary Metropolis Studios in London, and released in partnership with Insanity Group, the goal is to get the single to number 1 to raise as many funds for the NHS as possible and blare out from people’s speakers ahead of England’s big kick-off on 13th June.
Deliveroo customers should keep their eyes peeled for another exciting launch happening in the coming weeks, to help celebrate the release of Vindaloo Two and encourage more people to get behind the charity single and drive it to no.1 in the charts to raise more funds for NHS Charities Together.
Vindaloo Two under the artist name ‘Together for England’ will be available to buy and download on all streaming platforms from today, 11th June, and the video can be watched on YouTube here.