Cwmbran dad’s Gangnam Style video is YouTube hit

South Wales Argus: YOUTUBE HIT: Scott Wilson of Cwmbran has  created his own spoof  Gangnam style video called  'Cwmbran Shop-in style' YOUTUBE HIT: Scott Wilson of Cwmbran has created his own spoof Gangnam style video called 'Cwmbran Shop-in style'

A CWMBRAN parody of the hit Korean single Gangnam Style is the latest YouTube sensation racking up more than 1,150 hits just hours after it was posted online.

The video, Cwmbran Shop-in Style, created by Fairwater dad Scott Wilson, shows him driving around the town and describing its sights including the new Morrisons supermarket, Congress Theatre, cinema and gym, through a string of witty lyrics.

The guitar and percussion tutor encourages people to come to the town citing its free parking, good transport links and shopping discounts as reasons to visit.

He sings: "Hey check out our savings, shop, shop, shop, shop, shop, Cwmbran shopping style" to the song’s famous chorus.

Shot and edited last weekend and posted online Monday night the video was just supposed to be a bit of fun. the film was shot and edited by friend Darius Ezard.

But Mr Wilson was "shocked" and "amazed" by the response it has received on the video sharing website where people have praised his version of the former British number one.

He said: "I never expected this. I heard the original and at the same time found some parodies about it and it as a case of thinking, ‘I’m sure I could do a funnier one’, and incorporate home at the same time.

"I teach music and play music but this was just something I thought we could have a laugh with. Never in my right mind did I think this would happen."

"The reaction has been absolutely fabulous. It was a shock in the morning when I saw how many hits it had."

Mr Wilson, 34, who is the guitarist and lead singer of Cwmbran rock band, Untitled, isn’t even a fan of this genre of music and only became aware of Gangnam Style months after its release.

Having studied martial arts as a child he can understand basic Korean so was able to interpret the words of the original hit, which is sang by Psy and is as much famed for its accompanying dance routine as its catchy tune.

He then started playing around with the words and decided to rewrite the lyrics in tribute to his hometown.

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5:08pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Jinxey says...

Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :)
Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :) Jinxey
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6:08pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Poolerkev says...

Coz there no positive things to say about the place.

Why don't you do one for the "city".
Coz there no positive things to say about the place. Why don't you do one for the "city". Poolerkev
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6:33pm Tue 12 Mar 13

taxi cwmbran says...

lol. It is funny. And at least we can understand this version.
Chwarae teg i ti.!
lol. It is funny. And at least we can understand this version. Chwarae teg i ti.! taxi cwmbran
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8:35pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

Don't like it: boring, gendernormative and transphobic.
Don't like it: boring, gendernormative and transphobic. Katie Re-Registered
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11:02pm Tue 12 Mar 13

SterlingEffort says...

Jinxey wrote:
Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :)
Great idea! He can call it "Newport Try-and-find-a-Shop-
in Style".
[quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :)[/p][/quote]Great idea! He can call it "Newport Try-and-find-a-Shop- in Style". SterlingEffort
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11:11pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Big Bus Driver says...

wow 1,150 hits................
don't give up the day job just yet!
wow 1,150 hits................ don't give up the day job just yet! Big Bus Driver
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11:32am Wed 13 Mar 13

Jinxey says...

Poolerkev wrote:
Coz there no positive things to say about the place.

Why don't you do one for the "city".
Lighten up will you! There never will be anything positive with that attitude!
[quote][p][bold]Poolerkev[/bold] wrote: Coz there no positive things to say about the place. Why don't you do one for the "city".[/p][/quote]Lighten up will you! There never will be anything positive with that attitude! Jinxey
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11:32am Wed 13 Mar 13

Jinxey says...

SterlingEffort wrote:
Jinxey wrote:
Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :)
Great idea! He can call it "Newport Try-and-find-a-Shop-

in Style".
Love it!
[quote][p][bold]SterlingEffort[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Mr Bobby Bright do one of these for Newport? :)[/p][/quote]Great idea! He can call it "Newport Try-and-find-a-Shop- in Style".[/p][/quote]Love it! Jinxey
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12:22pm Wed 13 Mar 13

AuntyG says...

Absolutely brilliant!
Absolutely brilliant! AuntyG
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1:27pm Wed 13 Mar 13

arcangel says...

Loved it i would rather shop down the Bran as we call it then down the Port
Loved it i would rather shop down the Bran as we call it then down the Port arcangel
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3:53pm Thu 14 Mar 13

Nic180 says...

We all really proud of you Scott the kids love it and as for the big bus driver that was the number of views within a few hours its reached 10000 views now its fab ;)
We all really proud of you Scott the kids love it and as for the big bus driver that was the number of views within a few hours its reached 10000 views now its fab ;) Nic180
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1:28pm Fri 15 Mar 13

taxi cwmbran says...

No matter what someone achieves, however large or small, there will always be someone jealous to knock them.
No matter what someone achieves, however large or small, there will always be someone jealous to knock them. taxi cwmbran
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4:47am Mon 25 Mar 13

WeBee says...

That video was brilliant...thanks so much for making it. Even though I don`t live in Cwmbran anymore, it holds a special place in my heart.
I just posted it on Facebook and Twitter for all to see.
Well done Scott and friends.
That video was brilliant...thanks so much for making it. Even though I don`t live in Cwmbran anymore, it holds a special place in my heart. I just posted it on Facebook and Twitter for all to see. Well done Scott and friends. WeBee
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