New versions of Jota on the Wing emerge as Ellie Dixon wants Celtic Park gig

Ellie Dixon’s Jota on the Wing has new versions from Rapper Big Bemz and also Electronic DJ Martin Morgan and Ellie wants to play live at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 Celtic supporters…

There simply has to be an on-stage collaboration in the offing, after Scottish rapper Big Bemz added some superb lyrical layers to Ellie Dixon’s outstanding acoustic version of the Celtic support’s celebration of our Superstar from Portugal, Jota’s terrace chant.

And if that’s not enough the Glasgow based, Celtic supporting DJ Martin Morgan has released his own electronic take Ellie Dixon’s cover of Jota on The Wing – Our superstar from Portugal, which would be ideal for George Bowie’s GBX  audience which is on Clyde 1 after the football on a Saturday evening. Can’t see this one getting an airing though!

Ellie’s version went down a storm after she initially performed Jota’s song – adapted from MC Finchy’s Ozone Bounce – on Radio Five Live’s Patrick Kielty show last weekend. And the singer with an outstanding singing voice then promised a longer version, something she released on social media just prior to Celtic winning the League Cup Final against theRangers last weekend.

Now rapper Bemz, who quickly became a bit of a cult hero among Celtic fans after wearing the Hoops on stage for his BBC Introducing performance last November, and also wore a Lisbon Lions anniversary shirt for his performance at the Reading and Leeds Festival, has also added to Ellie Dixon’s craft with some lyrical input of his own. With a most topical and delicious reference pointing to Celtic’s Glasgow Derby League Cup Final win from the weekend.

Yo, see the green and white on my chest, you know that I rep for the greatest.

“Us been the one from the ages, so dem man they need to have patience.

“When the see the boys in green coming down the wing, Taylor to Jota, we do it proper.

“2-1 to the Bhoys, they can’t stop us.”

Born in Nigeria, the rapper grew up in London before moving to Glasgow in his teenage years and was rewarded for his rise to fame – and representing the club across the country – when Celtic asked him to become involved with last year’s Christmas edition of the Celtic View.

Now all we need is a collaboration between the pair, and to see them performing Jota on the Wing at Celtic Park on a matchday. If we’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves, should Celtic win the league, then a performance on Trophy Day would be the ideal time to see that happen.

And why stop at just one song. It would be great to hear Ellie Dixon add her musical take on a few a few more from the Celtic songbook. Grace and The Fields of Athenry might be a good place to start – and perhaps Bemz can add his own touch of magic to those songs too.


Celtic supporting DJ Martin Morgan’s own take Ellie Dixon’s cover of Jota on The Wing – Our superstar from Portugal…You’ll enjoy this!

And as this story continues to snowball Ellie Dixon has been speaking about the incredible reaction to her version of Jota on the Wing with the singer now desperate to play it live at Celtic Park.  And with Celtic fans asking her to do just that and also to release the track as a downloadable version then it seems that the momentum could see Jota topping the charts and Ellie Dixon playing her first number 1 live in-front of an audience of 60,000.

Cambridge-born Ellie told Scottish Sun: “I’m speaking to my label at the minute about what we want to do next. I’m happy we’ve got it out on YouTube and all the socials and I think we’re figuring out some things.

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As a Bellshill Bhoy I was taken to my first Celtic game in the summer of 1987. It was Billy McNeill’s return to Celtic Park as manager and Celtic lost 5-1 to Arsenal . I thought I was a jinx, I think my Grandfather might have thought the same. It was the finest gift anyone ever gave me when he walked me through Parkhead's gates.

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