Twang music ace Etheridge discusses his Villa love on AVTV
The Twang frontman Phil Etheridge on AVTV.
8th Nov 2012
Twang music ace Etheridge discusses his Villa love on AVTV

Villa are never too far from Phil Etheridge's thoughts when he is on the road with his band The Twang.

The AVTV cameras caught up with Etheridge at The Twang's studio in Birmingham to discuss his Villa passion and the release of new album '10:20'.

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There is a strong football rivalry in the band, who received national acclaim in 2007 following the release of debut album 'Love It When I Feel Like This'.

While singer Etheridge is a staunch claret and blue follower, the rest of the group is made up of Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion supporters.

The frontman - who provided lead vocals on Twang hits such as 'Wide Awake' and 'Either Way' - reveals to AVTV where his Villa passion started.

He also takes the opportunity to eulogise over his all-time favourite player Paul Merson.

There is plenty of music chat too, with Etheridge revealing the story behind the new album title.

He tells an interesting tale about how a claret and blue shirt nearly got him into a spot of trouble during a gig at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, as well as the story of a bizarre encounter with fellow Villa-supporting musician Nigel Kennedy.

New release '10:20' is The Twang's third album, following on from 'Love It When I Feel Like This' and the 2009 follow-up 'Jewellery Quarter'.

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