A LOCAL musician and AFC Bournemouth fanatic has written a song called ‘Eddie’s Army’ inspired by the Cherries triumphant promotion to the Championship.

The track has received endorsement from the football club and positive reactions from popular manager Eddie Howe, chairman Eddie Mitchell and Cherries supporters.

Adam Scholey, 24, and his band, Sounds Like Adam, were even permitted to film an acoustic performance in the Goldsands Stadium.

Eddie Howe, said: “Any song with nice lyrics and positive things is great because if it gets the supporters singing and cheering the team then I am all for it.”

The international attention from the Real Madrid match on Sunday July 21 gave a real boost to the song which has already generated a huge buzz on Twitter and Youtube. Adam said: “There was serious hype surrounding this fixture and an absolutely unbelievable atmosphere which has only helped to raise the profile of the song.

“It has been an absolute privilege to give something back to the club because the end of the last season had a really nail-biting climax.

“The club have been so supportive of everything we’ve done and I’m hugely grateful for that.”

Eddie Mitchell said: “Adam has created a brilliant song celebrating the Cherries’ historic promotion to the Championship, and we want everyone in Bournemouth to get behind it ahead of the new season.”

Musical talent clearly runs in the family, as Adam’s brother Dale and father Dean both helped him put the song together. The other members of the Sounds Like Adam band are Rory McMillen on rhythm guitar, Rob Edwards on bass and drummer Simon Ball. The track is available on iTunes, Youtube and through #AFCBAnthem.