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Rick Witter wants to sing for other bands

Shed Seven are number one in the album charts credit:Bang Showbiz
Shed Seven are number one in the album charts credit:Bang Showbiz

Rick Witter wants to be invited to record with another band following the success of Shed 7's new album.

The 'Chasing Rainbows' hitmakers have achieved their first number one with their 30th anniversary LP 'A Matter of Time', which features guest appearances from the likes of Pete Doherty, Happy Mondays' Rowetta and Laura McClure from Reverend and the Makers.

While drafting in other vocalists was new territory for the group, singer Rick hopes he'll now be asked to return the favour.

He told the Daily Star Sunday's Wired column: "It's the first time we've had featured vocalists.

"Maybe someone will ask me to do the same now, as I've never been asked to do someone else's song."

The Libertines rocker Pete revealed himself to be a Shed Seven superfan.

Rick said: "Pete told me Shed Seven songs were some of the first he learned to play on guitar."

The 51-year-old rocker admitted the group were keen to release new music to capitalise on the trend for all things 90s.

He laughed: "We wanted to jump on that as much as we can before it all disappears again."

The 'Going for Gold' singer first met guitarist Paul Banks at Huntington Secondary School in York and even as teenagers their music was causing a stir.

Rick recalled: "We'd argue about whether U2 or Simple Minds were better. We were already writing songs by then. For 15 year olds, our songs weren't bad.

"We played our first gig at a local pub, The Spotted Cow. Our headteacher was furious when we put posters for it up at school.

"He said, 'You can't advertise something at a pub in a school', which is fair enough."