Singers square up for pop chart derby

Tom Moriarty and Carla May.
Tom Moriarty and Carla May.
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Tom Moriarty (he’s the one with the beard) and Carla May (without) are the proto-popstrels set to turn Steel City soccer rivalry into a charity chart battle.

Singer Tom is to release Wednesday favourite Singing The Blues, while Sprotbrough school girl Carla May will put out Annie’s Song, which United’s Greasy Chip Butty Song is based on.

And, after featuring in The Diary last month, this is the moment the pair finally met in front of The Star cameras. It wasn’t exactly a pre-fight Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squaring up – but there was some gentle ribbing.

“Up the Wednesday,” said 38-year-old London-based Tom, while 14-year-old Carla giggled a lot.

But whoever sells most, it will be Sheffield Children’s Hospital which has the last laugh.

Ninety per cent of profits will be donated there.

“It’s a bit of fun but for a serious cause,” says Tony McDonagh, director of Manilla, the music PR firm which organised the ‘derby’.

The songs are available as downloads from iTunes from the rescheduled date of November 26.