Published: 06:00, 15 May 2020
| Updated: 09:11, 15 May 2020
A disbanded music group have reformed to reproduce a feel-good Brit pop song all about our locked down state.
Deal based Euston has recorded their own version of Dodgy's 1994/5 hit Staying Out for the Summer, but this time it's all about staying in.
Front man Russell English said: "Lockdown’ has provided the opportunity for the band to re-form into its original line-up and remotely record the parody.
"It is also a tribute to the key-workers, in particular those working in the NHS at such a challenging time."
The tune and video, which went live on Youtube at 7pm last night (Thursday), is dedicated to all keyworkers and there is a thank you message to them at the end.
Euston formed in 1997 and were made up of Russell English on lead vocals, Russell Cramphorn on Lead Guitar, Ian Banks on keyboards, Ray Darrall on bass and Simon Jackson on drums.
Their first gig was at The Verge in Kentish Town, on April 7, 1999.
The early days were very much focussed on playing their original songs in and around Kent and London, the pinnacle of which was winning Invicta FM’s Talent on a Tape competition in 2000, followed by a showcase gig at the Leas Cliff Hall.
Together, in various guises, for around 10 years the band continued to play live gigs, including both originals and popular covers.