Cambridgeshire based singer-songwriter Joe Luke Bailey shares his infectiously joyous festive charity single ‘It’s Christmas’.
An award-winning wedding and events singer-guitarist, but also a passionate songwriter and creator with a history of gigging across the UK, Joe Luke Bailey has had a rich musical career. The solo artist is now turning his gaze to spreading joy with an EP of original Christmas songs ‘This Time Of Year’ released not only to celebrate his favourite time of year but also raising awareness and funds for Give A Gift.
Recorded with acclaimed producer Ian Curnow (famed for his work with Talk Talk, Rick Astley, East 17), the new single ‘It’s Christmas’ captures all the joy, light-hearted humour and energy you would expect from a festive hit. Showcasing Bailey’s strikingly charismatic, effortlessly controlled lead vocal over a radiant and energetic soundscape, perfectly embodying the Christmas spirit.
Joe explains: “It’s Christmas’ is a tribute to Christmas bangers of old. I wanted to incorporate as many little nods to 60s and 70s festive hits as I could in one song, and I think it turned out pretty great!
Lyrically, the song is about having a revolving door of guests – family and friends coming and going over the Xmas period. Because that’s what Christmas is all about!”
Established in 2012, Southampton based charity ‘Give A Gift’ is a group of local people who all have a personal connection to Southampton General Hospital. Every year the charity collects presents and funds garnered from events both in Southampton and across the Country. The presents given and bought with the funds are then delivered to Children in the wards by Santa and his Elves on Christmas morning.
Joe will be raising funds and collecting presents on behalf of the charity via both the single and his upcoming launch show, 25th November @ Eight Bells, Saffron Walden.
Following the release of last year’s Christmas album, ‘Home for Christmas’, which landed a spot in the iTunes charts. Now penning some of his own Christmas hits, Joe is hoping to take things to the next level, for both himself and for the charity.