WELSH rock star Mike Peters is gearing up for the Euro 2020 campaign as Wales face Switzerland on Saturday evening.

The Alarm frontman appeared on the BBC’s Breakfast show on Friday morning to discuss and perform his Wales anthem ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ as the European tournament that gets underway with Italy vs Turkey.

Mr Peters shared his excitement with Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt as the Wales squad look to repeat its feat of reaching the semi-finals of the competition in France in 2016.

Asked on Wales’ chances at the Euros, Peters, speaking from his home in Dyserth, said: “We’ve got Gareth Bale, we’ve got Aaron Ramsey, we’re going all the way. We did it in 2016 and we’re going to do it again in 2021."

Mr Peters performed the chorus of ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ with a white Auden acoustic guitar featuring the Wales football badge and a Wales’ themed The Alarm logo.

“I played it at the stadium when we were playing Albania on Saturday. We had up to six-and-a-half thousand fans in the stadium and they were all singing along, it was an amazing atmosphere.

“I wish we could all go out to Baku to cheer the team on, but we can cheer them on, when the players hear the song in the stadium, it’s got the voices of fans from all over Wales singing on it, we took the recording all around Wales to capture their voices so their spirit can go through the music and follow the team and the Euro 2020 tournament.”

Mr Peters continued: “I’m looking forward to tomorrow. We’re going to have a big party in the house. We’ve got half the village coming to stay with us and we’re going to have music.

“It’s going to be a great time.”

A Record Store day vinyl of the song with alternative demo versions will be released on Saturday, when Wales face Switzerland in their opening game.

“As a passionate and lifelong Wales supporter, I have always wanted to write a song that might in some way, capture the passion and commitment of the Welsh fans,” he said.

“Through ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ we have been able to combine four passions: Wales, football, music and supporting people in Wales that are tackling a cancer diagnosis."

Peters and wife Jules, keyboardist for The Alarm, recently hiked the Offa’s Dyke Path, which spans the length of Wales, to raise donations for their blood cancer charity Love Hope Strength.

Some of the band's cult fanbase also walked the 177-mile route from Prestatyn to Sedbury at their own pace, while others covered the distance virtually, on routes around their home, as they follow the Peters’ two-week journey from Sunday, May 23 to June 6.

“It’s all about community, friendship, music,” said Mrs Peters. “By walking people can improve their fitness and start doing things they thought they were not capable of.”