Filmed on location at Devon Cliffs and starring diver Tom Daley, British holiday park chain and partner of Team GB, Haven Holidays have just begun airing their TV advert for 2020 to 2021, showing a boy driving a chariot along a beach.
The ad campaign shows a young lad wearing a blue cape while being pulled along the beach by four white horses as the tide rushes in and his teddy bear sits on the back of the chariot, all while others watch on in amazement.
But this rather far fetched ad soon makes sense as we see the boy is actually imagining being on the chariot, while in reality, he’s simply enjoying himself, running along the beach with his little white dog as his mother shouts on him not to go too far.
You may have also seen a different Haven ad starring Tom Daley, where the Olympic diver picks up the same boy’s towel that he drops while playing by the swimming pool.
Advert Music: Swords of a Thousand Men.
Band: Tenpole Tudor.
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This ‘Beach Boy’ Haven advert song is titled ‘Swords of a Thousand Men’ and was recorded by the English punk rock and new wave band Tenpole Tudor. Featuring the lyrics “Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah”, the song was released in 1981.
The single was taken from the group’s debut album ‘Eddie, Old Bob, Dick and Gary’ and peaked at number 6 in the UK chart. If you remember a different version of this track, but with the same lyrics, that’s probably because the song was covered in 2001 by British folk metal and thrash metal band Skyclad.
31 December 2019