A MUSICIAN from Blyth’s been helping to fine tune a charity single - for former Newcastle star Robbie Elliott’s Bike for Bobby charity bike ride.
Paul Guerin, who plays guitar for Newcastle based rock band The Quireboys and is a big Blyth Spartans fan, has been working with the bands front man Spike on the official Bike for Bobby theme tune.
Bike for Bobby, which sees Robbie and friend Phil Gray, cycle across Europe to some of Sir Bobby Robson’s former clubs, will raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation across Europe, taking in football clubs including Porto, PSV Eindhoven, Ipswich Town before finishing up at Newcastle United.
Paul said: “I’m from Blyth, me and Spike are both from the North East and it’s a huge honour to be involved in the song.
“It’s a bit mind boggling really.
“I’m really looking forward to hearing it once it’s done, it’ll be great.”
Spike, who sings the vocals on the song, said: “Not many people know this but I actually made my debut at St James’s Park a year before Robbie.
“The Quireboys supported The Rolling Stones in 1990 and it was one of the best days of my life.
“I’ve always been a huge Toon fan so the chance to support Robbie with Bike For Bobby is a huge honour.
“Paul and I have been working on a few ideas but I’m hoping football fans everywhere will like what we’re doing.”
Robbie Elliott, who played under Sir Bobby Robson in his second spell at Newcastle, said: “There’s no doubt this song will be playing every day all along the way.
“It’s great to have the Quireboys on board and we can’t thank them enough for all of their support.
“The best thing about it is they haven’t asked me to sing a note!”