Preston’s Spud Bros aiming for number one single to help Samaritans

Posted on - 14th June, 2024 - 10:24am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Flag Market, Music, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Spud Bros appear in the music video for Break The Night having a ‘mock fight’

Preston’s social media jacket potato sensations are hoping to be part of a number one single.

Spud Bros are one of a number of social video stars to take part in releasing Break The Night.

It will raise funds for the Samaritans during Loneliness Awareness Week and the Nelson brothers, Jake and Harley, are part of the track which you can hear on Spotify and listen to below

The pair – who runs Preston’s hot potato tram on the Flag Market – have 1.8m followers on TikTok and have amassed a cult following with people from across the North West and beyond visiting the city to be featured on their channel buying a humble jacket potato.

Jake and Harley’s social following has led them to be signed by Creator Universe – a social marketing agency – and the agency has combined their collective talent to release the charity single. Their previous single became the Christmas number one in 2023.

Read more: Working a lunchtime shift with Preston’s famous Spud Brothers

The SpudBros told Blog Preston: “Making a music song and video is a dream come true – we travelled to Metropolis studios in London to record the song and the video shoot was so much fun. There is serious message behind the song and we are delighted to support the Samaritans.”

Ant Llewellyn-Harris, founder and Chief Creative Officer at creator label We Create Popular says, “Being a content creator can be a surprisingly lonely career. Break The Night is a powerful pop anthem that creates connection through fun, music and dance. We’re bringing thousands of fans together as part of the project and have already experienced new friendships and connections being made.

“Shining a light on the incredible service Samaritans provide is a privilege. Loneliness knows no age or borders. Everyone goes through difficult times, but together, we light up the dark.”

Rachel Henderson, community fundraising lead at Samaritans said: “Loneliness can affect anyone, at any time so it’s great that Creator Universe are shining a spotlight on this important issue and the power of human connection to help. Funds raised from this single will help ensure Samaritans volunteers can continue to be there 24/7 for anyone struggling to cope, so best of luck to Creator Universe and fingers crossed for another number one!”

Other creators featured alongside the Spud Bros include The Nursery Nurse, Jess & Norma, Austyn Farrell, Rossi D Woods, Rhia Official and Riri & Reme.

The single can be listened to and downloaded via the Creator Universe site.

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