The Ballad of Jack Leslie – OUT NOW

This song was written soon after I heard the story of Jack Leslie, who should have been England’s first black footballer in 1925. It lead to me setting up The Jack Leslie Campaign with my friend and fan Greg Foxsmith. We want to build a statue of Jack and tell his story which has, for many terrible reasons, become very timely.

We are crowdfunding and doing great but need your help to hit our £100K target so please do check it out and donate if you can.

All proceeds from the song will go to the campaign so please buy it, share it, request it on your favourite radio shows etc…. !

The Ballad of Jack Leslie is out now on all digital platforms but you can buy it and pay more if you like (all for the campaign!) here…

On Spotify…..

And it’s on iTunes

Thanks for listening.

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The Ballad of Jack Leslie

This song was written soon after I heard the story of Jack Leslie, who should have been England’s first black footballer in 1925. It lead to me setting up The Jack Leslie Campaign with my friend and fan Greg Foxsmith. We want to build a statue of Jack and tell his story which has, for many terrible reasons, become very timely.

As events have shone a light on us I have rushed out the song with the official release date in a few weeks time, but it is available on Bandcamp now with all proceeds going to the campaign…

It will be available on all other platforms soon…

PRE-ORDER: 17th July 2020

RELEASE DATE: 24th July 2020

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The Jack Leslie Campaign

This is a massive undertaking and a hugely worthy cause that a great group of people (and me) are launching soon, so let me be serious for a second. Jack Leslie was a Plymouth Argyle player who in 1925 was told he’d been selected for England. But FA officials apparently then came to have a closer look at him and when they found out he was black his name mysteriously disappeared from the team sheet.

Please do check out our website and join the mailing list for updates when they come.

I have written a song to support the campaign, of course. I’ve played it live and people seem to like it even though it is, like the cause, entirely serious. It will be unintentionally hilarious if this is the song that gains wider attention than any of my attempts at comedy. But I’ll be happy if it helps raise a few extra quid.