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Published 1st Jun 2011

William K J Anderson

Teesside musician William K.J. Anderson is looking forward to bringing a spot of Premier League magic to Middlesbrough’s Intro Festival this Sunday (5 June).

William from Skelton, and former DARTZ! bandmates Philip Maughan from Marske and Henry Carden from Guisborough co-wrote the theme music used for ESPN and Sky Sports hugely popular Barclays Premier League Review, Barclays Premier League Preview and Barclays Premier League World shows.

And, even though they split up 18 months ago, the band have also recently had their music used on adverts for Microsoft Bing, Comedy Central and Honda, plus TV shows including Skins, Location Location Location and the Big Brother Awards Show.

But it’s the Premier League Shows picking up huge audiences in the UK and worldwide everywhere from Malaysia, Australia and the USA that are sparking attention from DARTZ! fans all over the world.

The theme - an instrumental version of the bands most well known song ‘Once, twice, again,’ - has seen a flurry of people getting in touch from all corners of the globe, including:

  • Kevin Bennett, originally from Hartlepool but currently living in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, wrote on the band's Facebook page saying: "Just heard you guys playing over the credits of a TV show about English football shown on Chinese TV."
  • Brad Jones, originally from Marske, contacted the lads to say: "I'm living in Tanzania and they show it on a South African Sports channel over here!"
  • Louis Garbutt, originally from Middlesbrough but currently living in Bellingham, Washington, USA, got in touch to say: "I watch the Premier League Review every week on TV over here and hearing DARTZ! reminds me of home!"

William, who is playing a solo show on the Cosmos Stage at Middlesbrough’s Intro Festival this Sunday said: “It's been pretty amazing having one of our songs featured on the football highlights.

“It wasn't really what we had in mind when we wrote the song but it works really well - and it's absolutely mind-boggling to see moments like Wayne Rooney's incredible bicycle kick against Man City soundtracked by our music!”

Event information

Intro is taking place Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Middlesbrough Town Centre.

This year’s Intro line-up of almost 100 acts across a dozen stages right in the heart of the town centre includes big-hitters Example, Feeder, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, former Specials frontman Neville Staple, and huge indie faves Jon Fratelli, Darwin Deez and Miles Kane to name just a few.

Ticket information

General tickets

General tickets are priced at £15.00, and those for accompanied Under-13s are £5.00.

These prices are valid until Sun 29 May, and may rise in the week leading up to the event.

Children at Intro

Accompanied under-7s go free (no ticket required).

Unaccompanied children aged under-13 will not be allowed on site.

Booking fees

Booking fees will apply through some ticket agents. There are no fees for cash sales at Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office.

No tickets available for sale on the day

There will be no tickets available for sale on the day itself.

Ticket outlets

Tickets available from Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office: 01642 729 729, online at (tel: 0870 264 3333), (tel: 08444 771 000), or simply walk into any HMV store across the North - including the Middlesbrough branch in the Mall.

Event sponsors

Event sponsors confirmed so far include Game, TFM Radio and Darlington Building Society. Arriva are official transport sponsors for the festival.

Further information

Preparations for this year’s INTRO festival on Sunday 5 June are now in full swing. Further details and announcements will be made throughout the coming weeks. For further information and updates, visit

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