AS AFC Totton prepare to record their FA Vase final song tonight, the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal that one team member has a secret rock star past.

In his youth, goalkeeper Iain Brunnschweiler played guitar alongside Coldplay drummer Will Champion in a little-known Southampton band called Fat Hamster."

Brunnschweiler recalled: "We were quite young when we first knew each other, about 12 or 13 years old, and we used to go to the youth activities group at Highfield Church.

"Will lived in Portswood and I lived in Glen Eyre and we got together with another lad, David Milln, to form a three-piece band.

"I played the guitar and tried to sing, but I was absolute rubbish!"

While former Hampshire Cricket wicket-keeper Brunnschweiler went on to excel in sport, his old bandmates followed musical careers.

"Will went off to university at UCL in London and met up with Chris Martin and the others to form Coldplay and David's now a successful drum and bass DJ called DJ Sciphi," said the 27-year-old, who combines his Totton goalkeeping duties with the role of assistant coach at Hampshire Cricket.

He laughed: "Out of the trio, you've got one who plays in one of the world's biggest bands, one who's had some singles out as a DJ and me who's got nothing to do with music any more.

"Recording a song for Wembley with Totton is the height of my musical career!"

For full story see today's Daily Echo.