Iron Maiden back new West Ham song

There is a West Ham song called ‘ True, True Claret & Blue’ which was recorded in Basildon Studio by John Summerton and Mitch Horner.

Claret and Hugh caught up with John & Mitch to ask them about their Hammers song.

steveharrisMitch told us: “People started to ask me what inspired our West Ham song. I am  a committed West Ham season ticket holder with my family and it all began in the “ Chicken Run “ or East stand as its officially known

We have our season tickets  close to the away side end of the chicken run which is where the West Ham faithful give it big time in song to all away supporters and the atmosphere is electric every game. Being a professional musician and a passionate West Ham supporter I decided it was my time to write and record a new song to mark our move to new stadium and leaving of our old one. It took some time but eventually I came up with a riff and chorus that I thought would be catchy which I played it to my great friend John Summerton who then came on board and we recorded a demo which we played to West Ham supporters who loved it instantly.  I then played the demo to Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, a big hammers fan who gave it his blessing and said to get it done properly so after many hours of hard work in the Studio John and I finally finished it and then invited a crowd of die-hard West Ham fans to come in to sing the chanting chorus for us which was a great day.”

“We now hope to release it as a vinyl Single and a CD Single to mark our new beginning and era for West Ham. In no way are we trying to take Bubbles away from being our official West Ham anthem but as supporters I just think it would be great to have another great chanting hammers song.”

Mitch Horner, West Ham Season Ticket holder and musician



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Iron Maiden back new West Ham song

  1. Catchy ?
    No doubt arse and spuds will muscle in , thick *******s ?

  2. Bleedin’ quiet on the Irons sites today.Has everyone been abducted by aliens.Can’t even laugh at Monkeys Bellend anymore now he has been chased of Wets.Its all gone back to formations & tactics,lol.Bad times 😉

    • lol you’re right Exile, the jungle is vey silent today… monkey is locked in a cage, rabid dogs are heavily sedated, ignorant pigs have been slaughtered, parrots have left, migrating to larger urban areas and Tarzan is busy with Jane… lol But I’m sure the jungle will be awake tomorrow after the match… 😀

  3. Lol,you are crazy Matte.Love Friday nights when Sean’s opposition Q&A goes on Wetpants,you can guarantee half of them go into meltdown about the answers,lol 🙂

  4. Don’t you realise lads supporting West Ham is a very important business,lol.Ain’t got a clue why they take the answers so seriously,I would wind-up the oppo fans in a q&a as well,lol

  5. Good song BTW! Up the Irons!

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