Well yes a little bit maybe, but it just had to be done and the time was right and the time is now!
An updated version of Slade’s iconic Christmas hit with an Irish flavour was inevitable and who better to take it on than the recently reformed In Tua Nua. Lead singer Leslie Dowdall gives a rip roaring performance and violinist Conn Woolridge chips in on vocals for the middle eight. Produced by the band’s drummer Paul Byrne who also provides the Beatles style harmonies on the chorus, In Tua Nua have sprinkled their unique blend of musical glitter over everybody’s all-time favourite Christmas tune to pump new life into this old tune and produce a fresh, vibrant, fun record that will see it played off the air for yet ANOTHER 40 years to come…
Okay, altogether now: IT’S CHRIIIIISSSTMAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!
And……all proceeds go to CHILDLINE
Merry Christmas Everybody
Available from iTunes
Release date Nov 30th 2012