Cumbrians! song now availableNorth West based musician and composer Steve Brown was responsible for the writing of Cumbrians! Steve originally hails from Oxfordshire but considers Carlisle his second home after marrying into a family from Todhills.
Musically speaking, Steve is somewhat a nomad. He’s written classical compositions for the Brodsky String Quartet and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, covered world music with Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola and Samba Central (working in Rio De Janeiro) and released his own more leftfield pop offerings in the form of his alter-ego 'This Is Progress'.
Steve works in a number of schools in Lancashire and this is where he met exiled Cumbrian, Peter Scholes, a lifelong Blue.
Peter Scholes said: "After working alongside Steve and developing a good friendship, I asked him if he would consider writing a song for Carlisle United. We are having a great season and I thought it would be a good time to do it as the buzz builds towards a promotion push.
"I wanted something upbeat and catchy and I knew Steve would be more than capable of this. Thankfully, he was really keen on the idea too."
Steve reflected on the process, “I wanted the song to be based on the history of the club and Carlisle itself. I was after a proper old rock feel with a strong hook that everyone could sing along to.
"Cumbrians! was initially written in my studio in Lancashire but I was keen to get true Cumbrians on the song. I made the trip to Brunton Park with Pete and recorded some great backing vocals from Allerdale Girls Teams and their parents. I must also give thanks to John Halpin and his team for their help (and patience) on the day. I was really happy with the result!"
The track is due to be released in January 2017 and will be available in the club shop on CD and also as a download.