ITV and Sky sports tune made by Weston student

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 January 2015

Omar Al-Hinai.

Omar Al-Hinai.

Archant

A CLASSIC TV theme tune has been updated by a Weston College music student.

The famous guitar riff which introduces TV coverage of the World Snooker championships was remixed by 17-year-old Omar Al-Hinai.

The invitation came to music technology lecturer Tony Hobden, who passed it on to students.

He said: “Omar was first back with his version and I thought it was very good, so I sent it to the company and they commissioned it.”

The tune was originally called Drag Racer and was recorded by the Doug Wood Band in 1976.

Omar said: “I worked on it for a couple of days. I speeded it up and added a few up-to-date influences, including a breakbeat. I was shocked when it was chosen, because quite a few people had submitted their version of it.”

Omar’s remix will now be aired on TV commercials promoting the championships, and can be heard on ITV and Sky.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists