Local band to add some oomph to Champions League build-up

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Oom-pah band The Amazing Bavarian Stompers will play at the City Square in Manchester ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Halifax farmer Frank Chislett has run the band for the last 43 years and said he can’t wait to be part of the pre-game entertainment.

“We’ve worked with different clubs in the past,” he said.

“We played at the Everton v Wolfsburg game in the Europa League recently.

“But to play in front of die-hard Munich fans will be something special.

“It’s not often we get to play in front-of 2,000 or 3,000 fans.

“We’ll be playing the Bayern Munich anthem and material that’s particular to Munich.

“But also we’ll be playing music relative to Manchester like Blue Moon, Man City’s anthem.

“We’ve got tickets for the game as well.”