A STAFFORD band’s top 10 hit is set to win a new generation of fans after being chosen to soundtrack one of the summer’s most anticipated films.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa opened at big screens across the country on Wednesday.
And one of the bands cinema-goers will hear is Climax Blues Band, who formed in Stafford and reached Number 10 in the singles chart with Couldn’t Get it Right in 1976.
The film stars comic Steve Coogan as one of his best known creations, TV and radio personality Alan Partridge, who has entertained BBC audiences for almost 20 years.
In his big screen outing Partridge turns negotiator during a tense siege at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Derek Holt from Climax Blues Band was delighted when his band’s hit was selected for the film, as he is already a Partridge fan himself.
“The film company approached our publishing company to use the song. I’m not sure how much of it features, or where, but it’s great, a real privilege,” he said.
“We have met DJs like Alan Partridge when we did Top of the Pops and I think the guy is brilliant – and cringeworthy!”
Partridge is known from his TV shows, including I’m Alan Partridge, for his love of 70s and 80s music.
Other tracks featuring on the film soundtrack include Cuddly Toy by Roachford and Roxanne by The Police.