To celebrate the start to the new Sky Bet League One season and to welcome the fans back to the University of Bolton Stadium . Bolton Wanderers have commissioned a new musical composition to be performed as the teams enter the pitch at the start of every home match.
The work, entitled “Enter Our Heroes” has been specially composed by lifelong Wanderers fan and composer, Paul Lovatt-Cooper.
Paul has enjoyed performances of his works all over the world including the world premieres at Sydney Opera House, New York’s Carnegy Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
As well as scoring for brass, wind and Symphony Orchestras, Paul has enjoyed scoring music for TV productions such as Channel 4’s ‘A Band for Britain’, BBC’s ‘Postman Pat’, the BAFTA nominated ‘Strange Hill High’ and Disney’s ‘Club Penguin’ series.
Speaking about the new work, Paul commented: “After what has been an extremely tough 18 months with the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea was discussed about scoring a new piece of music to welcome the teams onto the pitch with a fresh start in this new season.
“Being a huge Bolton Wanderers fan myself, I channelled all my passion into this new work and wanted to compose a piece of music that will help inspire and motivate both the players and the fans at the start of every game.”
Thrilled with the new work, Chairman Sharon Brittan commented: “Music is very important to me and so many people, and when me and Michael first heard the composition we were incredibly moved.
“Paul is a lifelong supporter of the club and the passion and detail he has put into this work is stunning.
“With supporters returning to the stadium for the first time in over 18 months, we felt it was important that a brand new and unique piece of music was played as the players enter the pitch. I am sure everybody will love it as much as I did.
Wanderers Manager Ian Evatt added: “The passion Paul has for the club is clearly represented in this inspiring piece of music.
“I was fortunate to listen to it alongside my staff and we all loved it.
“We are all looking forward to the start of the season and I know that this music will be a fitting soundtrack to our campaign.”
‘Enter Our Heroes’ will be given its world premiere this coming Saturday as Wanderers entertain MK Dons for the first game of the new season.