Dr Mumbo

Les Murray’s World Cup smash hit

Loyal readers may remember a few weeks back Dr Mumbo wrote about a football song featuring the unique vocal stylings of SBS’ football host Les Murray, celebrating the genius of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane.

It seems whilst the tune by Melbourne band Vaudeville Smash hasn’t been lighting up the Aria charts it has been getting a lot of interest on YouTube, clocking up more than a million views since it was posted on May 29.

On top of that the band claims it’s been embraced by the football community, clocking up endorsements from Billboard Magazine, BBC World and The Independent in the UK. Not bad for a tune based solely around naming famous footballers.

Dr Mumbo wonders whether other bands will be queuing up to get some of Les’ secret sauce once he retires from his role at SBS after the World Cup final on Monday morning.


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