Tribute song to Albion legend Cyrille Regis set to be released
A Black Country singer has paid tribute to footballing legend Cyrille Regis by releasing a unique song.
Tom from West Brom wrote the track – titled RIP Big Cyrille – after the Albion star's death last year.
A video has now been released, attracting thousands of views on Facebook – and a string of positive comments.
Tom said: "I was a massive fan of Cyrille's – I'm not that old to remember him playing, but whenever you see him you think of the Albion and whenever I saw him at any function, or on TV, he was always 'Mr West Brom' to me.
"I play it wherever I play a live gig and I get a lump in my throat every now and again."
The singer, from West Bromwich, filmed the video outside The Hawthorns – with clips of the footballer scoring and playing throughout the video.
He said: "There were a few people going into the club shop and gave me the thumbs up as they passed.
"We didn't have enough time to do it in the stadium, but doing it outside, but it's like the fans point of view."
WATCH Tom perform the song here:
The 38-year-old, whose wife Lisa encouraged him to write the song, said he had been surprised by the positive reaction – with Wolves and Villa fans showing their appreciation for it.
He said: "It's been fantastic and I've had quite a few personal messages.
"It's been a really nice tough because there's been Wolves and Villa fans and it shows what a nice bloke he was.
"There's been a lot of people excited about it – they've been asking me when it's going to be released."
The famous footballer was a member of the iconic Three Degrees, along with Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson.
The track will be released on Sunday on iTunes and on YouTube.
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