Fresh New Track Has Its Sights Set On Christmas Number 1
An ambitious British singer has her sights set on hitting Christmas number one with the launch of a brand new festive track. Upbeat, jolly and wonderfully catchy, Father Christmas Baby was written to push the boundaries of the UK’s Christmas charts. With a swinging sax rhythm and captivating vocals, it’s already pegged as a future Christmas classic.
Angel Belle, vocalist on the record said, “I know it’s a long shot but I do believe in Christmas miracles and I really feel that this track is a fabulous alternative to what’s offered by the X Factor or run of the mill songs. It’s new, it’s fresh and above all, it’s festive!”
Angel Belle, is the festive alter ego of Caroline Fenna, a respected industry pro, having starred in West End musicals such as Footloose and Starlight Express. While Belle lends her voice to the song, the music and lyrics were written by Will Johnston, grandson of none other than famed British entertainer, Professor Stanley Unwin. Johnston was inspired to write the track after turning to Christmas music during a post car crash recovery phase. Drawn to the positive messages and catchy melodies, he found it was an effective way to lift his mood. After listening to hours on end of Christmas tunes, Johnston began to wonder why there have been so few new memorable Christmas songs over the past few years. Rather than wait for someone else to do it, Johnston and Belle combined their musical talents and went at it on their own. The result is a wonderfully uplifting song that is guaranteed to get people singing along.
In the lead up to Christmas, the duo is calling on people to give the song a listen, share it with their friends and help push it up the charts. While Christmas number one is a long shot, Belle and Johnston plan on giving it their all! For those in search of a fresh new Christmas sound, Father Christmas Baby is just the ticket.
Johnston explains, “To me, Christmas songs should be upbeat, uplifting and actually about Christmas! That has all been taken away by X-Factor. It’s too corporate and not enough about fun. It’s been 40 years since Wizzard and Slade and people still love those songs. There is room for some instant nostalgia and Father Christmas Baby certainly delivers on that score.”
While the single is an independent project, the musical team involved are far from amateur. Not only are the vocals performed by a professional former West End singer, Rebecca Ferguson’s drummer Adam gives the catchy drumbeat and the sax is provided by Alan Whetton, formerly of Dexys Midnight Runners and a host of others.
“I’d love people to get behind this. Please listen, love it and share the festive fun with everyone you know. Let's have a proper Festive No.1 this year!” adds Belle.
The track has already been picked up by a number of well-known radio stations worldwide, including BBC Radio Northampton, where an earlier mix made its debut on the John Griff Christmas Eve afternoon show in 2013.
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Father Christmas Baby is available to download from the iTunes store for just £0.79. For those that love the musical composition, an instrumental version is also available.
Father Christmas Baby has been released under Design House London Records.
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About Father Christmas Baby: Written & composed by Will Johnston and performed by Angel Belle, Father Christmas Baby is a fresh new track set to take the UK charts by storm. The idea was borne from Johnston’s love of Christmas music and the realisation that there was an annual lack of good new Christmas tracks. Fun and catchy, Father Christmas Baby offers Brits a fantastic alternative to the usual chart offerings at this time of year, which tend to be dominated by the X Factor contestants or protests against the X Factor!