He's been a revelation since returning from his loan spell in January and now Jota has inspired three musical Brentford fans to pen a charity single, Welcome home, King Jota'. Grown Men in Tears are three Bees fans from Staines: Richard Archer, who had two number one albums and a Mercury Award nomination with Hard-Fi; Brit Award nominated Bluetones Guitarist Adam Devlin; and BBC London and 1998 Channel 4 Alternative Eurovision Song Contest winnner Billy Reeves.
The song was recorded one afternoon in Staines is available to download now, for one week only, for just 79p with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men and affects one in eight men in the UK. Prostate Cancer UK fund research, treatment, and support for those living with the disease and their Men United campaign with the EFL has raised more than £2 million in recent years.
Billy Reeves said of the project: “I was so pleased with my traditional end-of-season song, which I regard as the finest ever written about a footballer since ‘Belfast Boy’ by Don Fardon, that I decided to get two legit pop stars to play and sing on it. Both are Brentford FC season-ticket holders too. The tune is both a classic pop song and represents the charge all football fans get, not just Brentford fans, when their favourite player takes defenders out with a run, a shimmy and a drop of the shoulder.”
The song is available to download now with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.
Watch the video for 'Welcome Home, King Jota.