“LOTS o’ lads and lasses will love the North’s contender for the Christmas Number One. . . The Blaydon Races. But this is a style of Geordie Ridley’s famous tune that has never been heard before. Heavy rock band Eightball Voodoo have released a blistering, riff-laden version of the iconic tune, ahead of its 150th birthday next June. And the band are calling upon North folk to buy the tune and make it a contender for the festive chart-topper, and give Simon Cowell and The X-Factor a run for its money. ”