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Ken hopes to wow the 'whole wide world' with his footy-themed single
12:35pm Friday 21st March 2014 in News
STOURBRIDGE songwriter Ken Harris is hoping to score a huge hit with his composition of Whole Wide World.
Ken, of Shepherd's Brook Road, has entered his rendition for a World Cup song competition where his offering currently tops the table having received more hits than any others.
Ken, an IT worker by day, wrote Whole Wide World with his partner Debbie Harris, and the song was recorded by Brierley Hill based singer Jon Allen.
Since uploading the video, it has received around 1,000 hits with Ken claiming: "The response has been amazing.
"I came up with the melody but Deb helped me with the lyrics, she's very good at that, as she writes poetry as well."
The local connection continues as the song was recorded at Raindance Music Studios in Brettell Lane, Amblecote, and Ken hopes the competition will help put Stourbridge on the map.
The competition, which works on rankings by people interacting on media sites, runs until late July after the World Cup has been completed and Ken is keeping his fingers crossed that Stourbridge folk will support the song and vote for it.
Ken entered a total of four songs for the World Cup competition, but it's Whole Wide World which has really caught the imagination.
He added: "I've entered songs in other competitions and done reasonably well, but Whole Wide World could be the biggest yet."
To vote for Whole Wide World go to www.worldcupsong.com/whole_wide_world-england.htm and watch the video for the song, which will count as one vote, or check out Stormforce Music Videos on YouTube where Ken's other World Cup songs are also featured.
Readers can also show their support for Whole Wide World on Facebook and Twitter by liking it, sharing it, commenting on it and tweeting links to it.
Ken said: "This would help considerably as well. There is some clever software deployed behind the scenes which calculates media attention and works out our chart positioning on the leader board. By the end of the competition, July 13 - when the World Cup final is held, there is expected to be over 300 songs from all 32 nations, so every view counts."
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