Ahead of the anticipated release of Bielsa Rhapsody, Micky P Kerr spoke with our Keith Ingham about his support of Leeds United and how the song came to fruition.
I started to follow Leeds whilst I was at Primary school, my first season supporting Leeds was 91/92, it was a pretty good season for us that.
Shame I was too young to appreciate it properly cause it probably won’t happen again in my lifetime! One game that stands out is 1-0 win over Liverpool, Yeboahs volley, was sat in the East stand, incredible. There have been so many moments and games over the years though, it’s my team. I was there for a lot of games in league 1 too, I was also there in the champions league.
I started a podcast about football chants (although it’s not REALLY about footy chants if I’m honest, it’s just 5 lads talking footy and being daft) as me n me pals like to make up our own. I remember being in bed one morning and Bielsa Rhapsody came to me, I’d thought of the title initially and then I just lay there as my weird brain did the rest. Then I printed the words out and gave em to the lads.
At first I tried to get them to chant it but it didn’t feel right, then we decided to sing it and it felt better. We did one rehearsal before we went into do the podcast and the day after it was released it went viral. I forgot that me mates are actually decent singers, our podcast has basically become singing club.
We decided to release it as a charity single, we recorded it with Andy Hawkins (a brilliant producer) and all split the cost 5 ways, Andy did it on the cheap to help out.
I’d done a gig for Forget Me Not Hospice and they’d given me a tour and shown me some of what they do. It was amazing, so I wanted to help them more as it’s a very costly business is helping hundreds of families across Yorkshire. Hopefully we can raise loads of money for a very VERY worthy cause.
If LUFC fans can all club together we can do something brilliant for our local community, we could also get Bielsa in the music charts which is totally what he deserves.
The man is a sensation, he should be number 1 every week. Let’s make it happen! MOT.
We’d like to thank Micky for spending the time and talking about the amazing work he’s done and wish him and the amazing song the best of luck.
Bielsa Rhapsody is released tomorrow so let’s make sure to show the whole of the UK that we might not be famous anymore, but our fans are.
By Keith Ingham