They are the sound of matchdays at St Mary’s who will travel to North London on Sunday to entertain Saints fans before the Championship play-off final.

Saints Brass will appear in the official Wembley Fan Zone as part of the pre-match build-up to the game against Leeds.

And they will be joined on stage by local singer-songwriter and a regular matchday collaborator Calum Lintott, who told The Daily Echo of his delight in being involved in the big day.

“It’s an honour to join the band and fellow fans at the final, but it is double joy for me since it also means I can be at the game after missing out on a ticket this week.”

He added: “All season, I have been saying to Saints Brass: ‘Imagine if we get to Wembley, we’ll have to sing together’, and, this week, they sent me a message offering that.”

Calum previously performed at half time in St Mary’s at Christmas 2022 when he and singer Charley Stride joined Saints Brass in a festive rendition of Fairy Tale of New York.

He has also teamed up with the ensemble outside the stadium near The Gasworks and has performed with his own band at Common People, Victorious Festival and The 1865.

The singer now foresees a decisive win for the Saints: “I correctly predicted 3-1 for the semi-final, so I am sticking with that,” he explained.

“The club has kindly laid on transport for the band and me, so we are all going up together and hoping we will return as supporters of a Premier League team,” he added.

However, it is not just the team that will have their work cut out on Sunday. Leeds United have their own formidable anthem with Marching On Together, so Calum says it will be down to all 36,900 Saints fans at Wembley to make sure The Saints Go Marching In.

He added: “There is no game with bigger consequences than this. It may come down to who copes best with the occasion and who scores first to open-up the game.”

Saints have been allocated the West Fan Zone located outside Wembley Arena.

The Fan Zone will also include a big screen and stage, presenter, DJ and live music from The Moonrunners, David Littleton from Southampton band Myriad.

Calum Lintott also headlines The Joiners, Southampton, on Saturday September 27.