There was no Royal Romance for the eleven students from the University of St Andrews: half a million YouTube views just wasn’t enough to convince Kate to ‘get rid of that Prince’. But The Other Guys are back – this time with a special wedding present for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Following the incredible success of ‘Royal Romance’, the YouTube sensation that has amassed more than 660,000 views and spread the music and wit of The Other Guys around the world, the all-male group has released a brand new album for a charity scholarship set up in honour of the royal couple. Royally entertaining, yet far from royal, The Other Guys are proud to present Barely Regal.
Including covers of tracks by Katy Perry, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and, of course, Lady Gaga, the album is packed with exciting and contemporary a cappella. From chart-topping hits and outrageous parodies to soulful ballads, the album demonstrates both the quality and versatility of the eleven strong out-fit. The group joined up with producers in Boston and LA to put the album together, working all summer with some of the best talent in the business whose other projects include BOCA, The Sing Off and Voices Only.
From the profits made through the sale of the album, The Other Guys will be donating a significant amount to the charity scholarship at the University of St Andrews. The scholarship has a value of up to £70,000 and will provide for a full St Andrews undergraduate education for a deserving student, from anywhere in the world, who would otherwise not have been able to attend.
Professor Louise Richardson, Principal of the 600 year old University, expressed her support and admiration for the group’s music and their charitable endeavours: “The energy, creativity and raw talent of The Other Guys, combined with their professionalism and sense of fun mark them as a group of which the University can feel proud. They have taken St Andrews by storm with ‘Royal Romance’, an affectionate tribute to two of our most famous alumni. They hope the album will raise money for the scholarship established in William and Catherine’s honour by the University. I encourage everyone to enjoy their music and to support The Other Guys in their efforts to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Group member Ollie Boesen said they had been “completely overwhelmed” by the success of Royal Romance and hoped the hype that surrounded the video could transfer into an opportunity to “give something back” to Kate, William and the University. “We want to raise as much as we can for the scholarship; without the royal couple and the University we simply would never had had the opportunities with which we were presented. To help give someone the privilege of attending St Andrews, which we are all so fortunate to have had, would be fantastic – we just hope we sell enough albums to do so!”
The album is available for download and on CD from the group’s website: http://
For more information on the scholarship that the group are giving to, visit www.st-andrews.ac.uk/scholarshipinhonour