We’ve said before that soccer and sounds don’t mix, and occasionally we’re proved wrong. But this probably isn’t one of those occasions.
In 2002, not content with making midfielders all over England quake in their boots throughout his playing career and with Hollywood moguls then knocking on his door continuously, Vincent Peter Jones decided to conquer the world of music as well.
He released an album of blues covers entitled ‘Respect’ on Telstar, from which the single ‘Wooly Bully’ was released. He also performed ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ on Top of the Pops 2 in 2002 dressed like Kid Creole’s wayward Cockney cousin. If you don’t believe me you can see for yourself on the link below:
I guess you could say that Vinnie is to singing what Vinnie was to elegant, technically gifted midfield maestros…
Aside from a short speech on the opening track of Joss Stone’s 2007 album ‘Introducing Joss Stone’, Vinnie seems to have left the music industry behind him. His movie career however continues unabated with the release of ‘Escape Plan’ next month, in which Vinnie plays corrupt prison guard Drake alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and 50 Cent.
Upon reflection the record we prefer to remember Vinnie for isn’t ‘Wooly Bully’ – it’s the one he has for the fastest ever booking when he went through Dane Whitehouse in a little under 3 seconds!