Derby County Ladies Football Club

We Are The Ewe Rams Calling

Everyone loves a good football song whether it is a Three Lions or Vindaloo when following England every two years in a major tournament or the annual FA Cup Final songs that used to emerge each season, some memorable, some not.

Now, the Ewe Rams have had what is thought to be a first for a women’s football team, having a catchy song written about them from local singer/songwriter Bruno Gallone and this Sunday the club will be playing the song at their home match against Bradford City Women.

Gallone is no stranger to writing a song for Derby County as he produced a song last year for the men’s side and having spoken to fans, he was asked to write a song for Derby County Ladies and duly produced the song entitled ‘We Are The Ewe Rams Calling’.

The Burton born Rams fan of Italian descent told DCLFC Media “I released the song,  We Are Derby (Super Rams), in November for the main club. Originally, i’d had the song in the back of my mind for a while. So while i was in the recording studio recording some of my other songs, I thought I’d record it, mainly for myself but with no intention of doing anything with it.

“It had a great response from fans (and Radio Derby). Over 3,000 downloads from ITunes and 5,000 + streams on Spotify and so when I was asked to write one for the Ladies team, I thought why not and i’m delighted that the song will be getting played at their match this Sunday.

“Hopefully it will get some good feedback and I’m going to pop down to their match on the 11th of this month against Guiseley and can’t wait to hear it. I’ve never been to a Derby County Ladies match but looking forward to it.”

The singer/songwriter has had a distinguished career supporting many legends in music from artists such as The Jam, Dr Feelgood, Roy Wood, Toyah, The Christians, Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, The Ruts…even Bananarama.

Citing influences such as Paul Welller, Elvis Costello and The Kinks, Gallone has played all over the UK but has taken a step back from playing live over the last 18 months. His take on the ladies song has taken on a more contemporary feel compare to other songs.

“I tried to do something a little bit different from the normal football songs by making it a little bit faster, and a bit more contemporary. Traditionally football songs are 120 beats per minute, and most other songs are about 155.  I kind of started from that point, and had a listen, and by making it a bit more upbeat, it has a bit more bark to it I think.”

Having listened to the song, Derby County Ladies Chief Executive Duncan Gibb is keen for it to be given an airing at the Ewe Rams matches and said “I’d heard Bruno’s song for the Men’s team and was really impressed, so when I heard that he was doing a song about the club, I was keen to see if it was as good.

“I had little doubt that it would be just as good and we’re not disappointed. It’s a catchy tune and with our increasing crowds, it could really catch on and create a better atmosphere at the match than there already is.

“We get one of the best crowds in this league and better than some from the WSL, so something like our own song is brilliant and we can’t thank Bruno enough. I’m glad he’s accepted our invitation to come down to a match. He couldn’t make it this week but will be with us for the next game.”

The Ewe Rams take on Bradford City Women this Sunday at Mickleover Sports FC, with kick-off at 2pm. 

To hear Bruno’s song in full, take a listen by clicking here!