11 July 2010
VanCompare.com, the UK van insurance comparison site, has launched its first ever television advertising campaign, fronted by 70’s glam rock star Andy Scott. Andy is a guitarist, vocalist and synthesizer player with ‘The Sweet’, who epitomised the UK’s 70’s Glam Rock movement with their trademark glitter and make-up.
The advertisements feature Andy rocking out to classic Sweet tracks, ‘Fox on the Run’ and ‘Love is like Oxygen’. ‘Fox on the Run’ was The Sweet’s biggest selling hit back in March 1975, and was released worldwide to widespread acclaim. The Sweet’s first self written and produced single, ‘Fox on the Run’, reached number one in Germany and Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and number five in the US.
Van Compare’s owner and chairman, Paul Steffens, has been a fan of The Sweet since the age of 10 and by the age of 42 Andy had played 2 gigs at his home. Paul and Andy’s friendship quickly evolved and resulted in the idea of Andy fronting Van Compare’s first television advertising campaign.
An undoubted highlight in the music career of Andy Scott came in 1967, when playing with his then band The Silverstones. Having won the famed TV show Opportunity Knocks five weeks running, they were bestowed the honour of supporting the great Jimi Hendrix. Unfortunately The Silverstones disbanded shortly after, paving the way for Andy to join The Sweet. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Sweet are still going strong, with Andy on guitar captivating fans and keeping audiences hungry for more. Having completed over 100 gigs in the past year, The Sweet show no sign of slowing down, with their hits standing the test of time.
With Andy still so busy, he has no time to phone around dozens of van insurance companies in the search for cheap van insurance quotes. That’s why Andy, along with thousands of other UK van drivers, can use Van Compare to source and compare van insurance cover from over twenty top insurers. Call us now to see how much we can save you on your van insurance.
Keep a look out for Andy Scott and Van Compare on your TV this summer. To find out more about Andy and The Sweet please visit www.TheSweet.com
A video with behind the scenes footage and another famous track from The Sweet, ‘Ballroom Blitz’, is also available: