Money Donated

Just donated the money collected, which was disappointingly low – Don’t Diss Christmas Diss Christmas sales 34 = £108.00 – I’d spent so much time on the song that I didn’t have enough time or energy to properly promote it although I did get some media coverage and support. If the 34 people who kindly […]

BBC Radio Sheffield Interview

I’ve just been interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield about Don’t Diss Christmas. Here’s the interview. I didn’t get much time to talk about it but managed to get a fair bit in. For some reason the short clip of the song sounds a bit funny, like it has an effect on it, I don’t know […]

Song now released

You can now buy Don’t Diss Christmas Diss Christmas – please do.

Buy fun charity Xmas song – Don’t Diss Christmas Diss Christmas

Just listen or download for free UPDATE: Don’t Diss Christmas is not currently being promoted as a charity song. It’s available for free at the moment. Hear the song. Here is the finished song ready to download. It’s taken many dozens of hours, with help and support from friends and family singing on the choruses. […]

Don’t Diss Christmas is now virtually finished

I’m a slow but fanatical worker. I like to leave long gaps between working on any song so I have relatively fresh ears when I load it up again. It’s amazing how many times I begin work on a song after a week or so and immediately hear all sorts of things I couldn’t hear […]

Madison and Mckenzie

Madison and Mckenzie (aged 8 and 6), the lovely daughters of our friends Nicola and David had a great time. It was a pleasure to see their faces as they sang for the first time ever in such an environment. Madison in particular (on the right) is a massive fan of singing and wants to […]

Update 4: New singers added

Over the last few weeks I’ve had several more singers in to sing on the choruses, which are sounding much bigger now. I had Marie down to add a much needed female presence and we had a laugh because she ended up (like so many) singing in a bit of an exaggerated voice and sounds […]


This is Finlay, who opens the song with an enthusiastic, “It’s Christmas time”, and also says, “don’t say that”, in a surprisingly poignant manner after the first verse. Finlay loved hearing his own voice through the speakers and headphones with full reverb effects on, and immediately started making silly noises and blowing raspberries. I just […]

Update 3

I’ve had a good session this afternoon working on the drums. I’ve got a proper beat with hi hats, snare and toms in the choruses so they are bigger and better. I’ve also played some more tuba and trumpet. Then I’ve added more piano, tambourine, more bells after suggestions by Bri. The main things left […]

Update 2

Had a few hours this evening working on vocal tracks. I managed to find one chorus out of six attempts that I can use from the session I had with,”the lads” last week. I had my son Martin and four of his (and my) mates round for a lad’s night in. We had a lot […]