Kiss My Royal Irish Ass - THE SONG!

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A new musical tribute to the fallen New York Firefighters has arrived on the scene. Based on the defiant message Mike Moran delivered to Osama Bin Laden, this release is guaranteed to inspire people to tap their toes and sing along.


(SAN DIEGO, CA – Nov. 19, 2001) A group of locals has produced “The Fireman Song ”, also known as “The Ballad of Mike Moran” to help raise money for the New York City relief effort. The popular song was inspired by the now famous statement made by Mike Moran, a New York City Firefighter who spoke directly to Osama bin Laden during the Concert For New York at Madison Square Garden aired by VH-1 on October 20, 2001. While on stage with fellow firefighters and actor Michael J. Fox, Moran asked to say a few words in remembrance of his brother, John Moran, also a fellow firefighter who lost his life in the tragic attack of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Mike had this bold message:

"Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ass!"

The rest is history....

That quote summed up the sentiments and feelings of not just the community of Irish firefighters, police officers and rescue workers, but of millions of citizens around the world. Stemming from that statement, the lyrics were developed for this song - paying tribute to those brave and now lost firefighters and rescue workers on the scene at the World Trade Center.

The proposed cost of the CD is $9.11 It's purpose is to be a fundraising product. The net profits from the sale of the CD project will be donated to assist those directly affected by the disaster.

The CD was recorded:                     November 1, 2001

Location:                                Encinitas, CA    USA

Produced by:                             Christopher Storc

Lyrics by:                             Doug Cogan and Christopher Storc

Arranged and Conducted by:             Mike Peters

Performed by:                            The Chamber-Made Brigade

Creative Consultant:                     Sharon Eastin

Art Direction & Design:                 Brian Hiles

PR Consultant:                         Jackie Gladfelter

The Chamber-Made Brigade consists of six local community theatre performers--2 of whom are former firefighters (one from Philadelphia FD); 1 a member of the San Diego Sheriff's Dept; 1 a former EMT. Initially, sales will be via radio direct response and the website established for the project. A sample of the song is on the website.

The website:              

Toll-free Telephone:    

Website Orders:    800-596-1188

Radio Orders     800-544-7400    

Contact Jackie Gladfelter at 650-580-4002

         or Sharon Eastin at 800-482-2761

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