Offenders square up to Jake Bugg for footballing frenzy

The Repeat Offenders
The Repeat Offenders

Mod rockers The Repeat Offenders are set to take on a new challenge – by playing against big names from the music industry in a charity football match.

The upcoming band, who all hail from Aylesbury, released their latest single She’s A Mystery in February, recorded at Modfather Paul Weller’s studio.

Late last year the band welcomed guitarist Josh

Saw, and drummer Richard Wainwright. And that’s good because they will need all the strength they can muster in May to take on bands and artists including Reverend and the Makers, The Enemy and Jake Bugg in aid of The British Heart Foundation and Robin Hoodie, which provides musical instruments to disadvantaged kids.

Singer Andrew Ruddick, who works for McAfee, said: “We are really excited about playing at Notts County, and afterwards we are playing at a special event for all the other bands.

“You make friends and enemies on the pitch, and I don’t know if it would be better to bow out early to conserve our energy for the gig. The trouble is, we really want to win!”

And of the new line-up, Andrew says that the band is more motivated than ever, and will be back at Paul Weller’s studio to record their latest single in the coming months.

He said: “It is going

really well, last week we were booked to support The Rifles at the Camden Electric Ballroom, and recently did an open air charity gig in Aylesbury Market Square. Writing with Josh

works really well because we both think on the same level.”

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