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Band releases single to fight breast cancer

BRA-LESS BROTHERS: The Houndogs guitarist Robert, drummer David and double bassist Ian on stage in Clapham Common.

BRA-LESS BROTHERS: The Houndogs guitarist Robert, drummer David and double bassist Ian on stage in Clapham Common.

Holbeach band The Houndogs played their biggest gig in front of 19,000 bra-clad MoonWalkers in London on Saturday night.

Now the band of brothers, Robert, Ian and David Wilson, are releasing a single to raise money to fight breast cancer – and are urging people to pre-order ‘Everybody Swing’ from iTunes, Amazon or Google play for 99p.

Fancy bras are a trademark of the MoonWalk, but the brothers drew the line at wearing the skimpy garments with so many TV cameras about and offered the single instead.

David said: “We tried to think of a way we could also help raise money without having to walk 26 miles wearing a bra.”

Among those in the audience for the brothers’ “Mooncity” rockabilly act were Spalding solicitors Anita Toal, managing partner of Maples, and her colleague Gemma Turton, who have so far raised £1,400 from their overnight marathon towards the £3.5million total.

They wore fancy bras designed by another local lawyer, Rachel Stevens, of CDA.

Hold-ups at the start and along on the route saw Anita and Gemma cross the line in seven hours and 45 minutes.

Anita said: “We did say about 20 miles into the walk – with what seemed like a very long six miles left to go – that we would never do it again.

“But after a couple of glasses of Champagne to celebrate we had already started to forget the pain and the aching legs and were planning next year’s walk.”

The delay meant they missed the train home by 30 seconds, but a kind worker at King’s Cross honoured their tickets for the next train.

* Everybody Swing is released on May 25 and sale proceeds go to the MoonWalk until June 10. You can add to the solicitors’ total on https://moonwalklondon2014.everydayhero.com/uk/anita-8

 

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