Sheffield band Reverend and The Makers are the winners of the first ever official FA Cup Anthem, following a season-long ‘Battle of the Bands’ style search to find the soundtrack to the world’s oldest domestic football competition.
The group, made up of Owls fans and fronted by South Stand Season Ticket holder Jon McClure, have beaten off competition from five other shortlisted music acts including Lethal Bizzle, Devlin and The Enemy in a public vote.
The band will perform their track live at the FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday as Manchester City face Wigan.
The winning track, 'Shine A Light' which is already widely known in football circles as the signature tune on football simulation game FIFA 13, will also be played out throughout next season’s FA Cup competition.
Thousands of votes were cast as the winning band picked up 34 per cent of the total share, helped by the backing of the club to narrowly edge out Coventry trio The Enemy who finished in second place.
Frontman Jon McClure commented: “We said before this that we’d prefer our track to become the official FA Cup Anthem than to be a Number one.
"It genuinely means that much to us and we can’t thank our fans and all the people who voted for us enough.
“For me, the only thing that would be better is if Sheffield Wednesday were to win The FA Cup next season - but I reckon we can settle for this for now.”