Wednesday 6th January 2016
Wiggy wiggy Abz is getting, well, green fingered…
With dreams of living the good life and running their own self-sufficient farm, former 90s boyband member Abz Love and his fiancée Vicky Fallon have recently ditched the city lifestyle and ploughed all their savings in to a smallholding in Wales.
During 2015, BBC2 ran a documentary series called ‘Country Strife’ showing how the pair is adapting to their new lifestyle with little to no previous experience behind them. This was then followed by a one-off special on Boxing Day showing us their progress over the year.
Throughout their trials and tribulations, it was good to see that although they are still on their way to becoming fully self-sufficient, the farm had made good headway. However, not only are Abz and Vicky on a huge learning curve, but funds have been extremely tight too. With nothing much left to sell Abz turned to his precious Brit Award, which he received in 2000 for Newcomer Best Pop Act, and has since been using as a doorstop. Placing the award for sale on eBay by auction, not only did Abz receive worldwide support, but he also received bids totalling over 1 million pounds – now that’s a lot of topsoil.
Unfortunately the auction was pulled by eBay before it ended, and the award failed to sell. Determined to do all he can to help raise funds for the tools he needs, Abz and Vicky have now released a new single ‘Cockadoodledoo’, which has been tipped as sounding like a cross between ‘Soulja Boy – Crank That’ and ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’.
Alongside the sounds of banjos, rapping, nursery rhymes, and the odd bit of clucking, there is an accompanying hilarious video to go with the song. You can watch it now in the links below, and it is also available to purchase via iTunes. Also, if you missed ‘Country Strife’ you can catch up now via the BBC iPlayer.
Catch up with Country Strife: