Fried mince pie treats inspire seasonal song at Keighley chippy

Keighley News: Fish and chip shop owner Ross Tanner (right) offers a plate of deep fried mince pies to Ambulance and Emergency band members (from left) Joe Tanner, Olly Bell and Sue Bell Fish and chip shop owner Ross Tanner (right) offers a plate of deep fried mince pies to Ambulance and Emergency band members (from left) Joe Tanner, Olly Bell and Sue Bell

People thinking of a more unlikely seasonal song would be hard-pressed to beat that chosen by a band promoting festive fare to be sold from a Keighley chippy.

Joe Tanner and his fellow musicians have composed An Utterly Utley Christmas – a dainty ditty about the battered mince pies being served up by his parents’ business.

Ross Tanner, who runs Utley Fisheries with his wife, Sandra, commissioned the band to put together the song and accompanying video as a novel way of drawing attention to the crispy cakes.

The tinsel-tastic treats will be ready to buy from the chippy from next month, and will be sold to raise money for Manorlands hospice.

Mr Tanner said: “The battered mince pies are lovely – we sold them last year as well, and they were a great success. It seems a bit of an odd concoction but it’s actually very nice.

“The video and song will go on YouTube to promote them.”

Student Joe Tanner, 17, is a bass player. His rock, punk and grunge band is called Ambulance and Emergency and also comprises fellow Guiseley School classmates Olly and Sue Bell and Tom Palmer.

They plan to perform An Utterly Utley Christmas at an open mic night in Guiseley closer to Christmas.

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9:54am Thu 5 Dec 13

MarkPullen says...

"...offers a plate of deep fried mince pies to Ambulance and Emergency band members" - too many and they are likely to be visiting a hospital in later life with severe artery blockages!! ;-)



(No deep fried products were intentionally insulted during this post!)
"...offers a plate of deep fried mince pies to Ambulance and Emergency band members" - too many and they are likely to be visiting a hospital in later life with severe artery blockages!! ;-) (No deep fried products were intentionally insulted during this post!) MarkPullen

1:36pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Stevo54 says...

There's a chippy in Brooklyn New York owned and run by a Brit who has on his desert menu as well as apple crumble and the usual stuff deep fried battered Mars bars.
He drives around in a Reliant Robin as well.
There's a chippy in Brooklyn New York owned and run by a Brit who has on his desert menu as well as apple crumble and the usual stuff deep fried battered Mars bars. He drives around in a Reliant Robin as well. Stevo54

11:28am Sat 7 Dec 13

pjl20 says...

Having this deep fried mince pie delicacy featured on BBC TV 'Look North' by Paul Hudson, who is a local Keighley lad, has certainly worked a treat for Ross Tanner, if you will excuse the pun. Well done Ross!
Having this deep fried mince pie delicacy featured on BBC TV 'Look North' by Paul Hudson, who is a local Keighley lad, has certainly worked a treat for Ross Tanner, if you will excuse the pun. Well done Ross! pjl20

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