Tuesday, May 14, 2013

British Lions Got Talent

Rugby players are a musical bunch. Forget about huddling around a microphone to shout the words to a naff team song before the cup final like in hoofball, I'm talking about real music.
Matt Stevens' singing talent is well documented since his appearance on a celebrity singing contest. Former Scotland centre and Kelly Brooke's ex, Thom Evans toured as part of a support act for Peter Andre, Westlife and McFly. World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio's skills don't end with pasta sauces and talking bollocks to John Inverdale, he was part of the choir that sang backing vocals on Tina Turner's 'We Don't Need Another Hero.'
Now two more Lion's players add their talents to the list. Jamie Roberts has been invited by James Dean Bradfield to join the Manic Street Preachers on stage between Lions test in Australia this summer. Manics' front man Bradfield sent newly qualified doctor, Roberts a guitar when the Welsh centre was injured.
Roberts in turn revealed the secret talent of Ospreys psycho-lock Alun Wyn Jones who, apparently, plays a mean ukelele solo.
A busy fixture list means it's unlikely a collaboration will take place, but if they join the Blackwood based rockers on stage surely there can only be one song they play…

Australia - Manic Street Preachers

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