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A singer has change into an web sensation after considered one of his
songs attracted thousands and thousands of Facebook hits
in a number of days – 20 years on from its preliminary launch.
20 years have handed since Ethan Allen’s previous band, The Low cost
Seats, launched Somethin’ In The Water, a observe from their 1996
album, Name It What You Will.
Since then, it has been a staple at line-dancing occasions however has
been unavailable since Ethan and songwriter John Pettifer cut up
up in 1999.
So he was shocked to find it had a military of recent followers – most
probably due to its recognition on the line-dancing circuit in
Britain and additional afield.
Final month the music was performed on the Crystal Boot Awards in
Blackpool and was posted to Ethan’s Fb web page, the place it’s
had greater than four million views.
Ethan, who works as music director at Eric’s on Liverpool’s
Mathew Road, was ending one of many extra mundane elements of
his job when he heard.
He mentioned: “I used to be doing the inventory take of the bar once I obtained a
textual content that mentioned considered one of my songs from 20 years in the past had three million
hits on-line within the final week.
“I believed it was a wind up, however I regarded and there it was.
Each day we get a whole lot of hundreds extra so it’s already
topped four million.”
Ethan, who lives in Aughton, Lancs, mentioned he labored in
Nashville, US, when he was youthful and accomplished a tour of the
States after being signed at 19.
However when he was dropped, he returned to Liverpool and began
enjoying in bars and golf equipment, studies
the Liverpool Echo.
(Photograph: Liverpool Echo)
He mentioned: “I had a residency in New Brighton and I met John
Pettifer. We arrange the Low cost Seats and paid for ourselves to
go over and make a file. It went mad.”
The group gained CMT Worldwide Video Artist of The Yr in
1996 and 1997, BCMA Rising Star and Finest Group in 1997 and the
video for Somethin’ In The Water was Quantity One within the CMT
Video Chart in 1996.
Ethan recorded an album with The Mavericks and performed Wembley
Steps as a support band.
Line-dancing legend Rob Fowler began to choreograph songs to
He did one referred to as The Beast for Somethin’ In The Water, which
is a part of the place the music’s current recognition springs from.
After the band broke up Ethan got here again to Liverpool, the place he
now works organising the music for Eric’s.
“I don’t know the place it’s come from, however I’m glad individuals like
it,” he mentioned.
“They’re re-releasing the music and an album to comply with. It’s
been a whirlwind actually. I nonetheless can’t consider it.”
Somethin’ In The Water shall be rush launched by Mondo
Recordings on Monday, obtainable on iTunes and all digital
His album Name It What You Will is launched on Mondo Recordings
on April 6.