We've Still Got Christmas

Date: 19/11/11
- Blackpool


Has it really been 23 years since we have had a real original Christmas song at Number One.

In 2011 a group of unsigned musicians from Blackpool, released an original Christmas song on iTunes on the 5th of December 2011, with all proceeds going to BBC's Children in Need charity.

The idea was to release a song, with a Christmas theme about children to capture the true spirit and meaning of Christmas.

The SandAid name has been created to remind people of the unforgetable work of Sir Bob Geldof who formed BandAid in 1985 using the talents of popular musicians to release a single, successfully raising funds for the people of Africa.

Their mission is to bring back the real spirit of Christmas, and by doing so raise as much as possible for Children In Need and to restore a REAL Christmas single to Number One.

Sand Aid would like to thank all concerned:


Tony Mitchell - Kingdom of Deadmen, former Kiss of the Gypsy. Joanna Byrne - Blue Pig Orchestra

Mike Bairstow - Good Machine

Ian Hooper - Hooper Band

Rob Bridge - The Rockits - former Shady

Russ Smith - Rupert Fabulous

Nick Thompson - Brother Rabbit

Rob Thompson - Brother Rabbit

Mark Arnold- Brother Rabbit

Jeff White - Happy Daize and Good Machine

Brian Ball - The Heat Smooth Chalk

Emily Adams

Joe Orban - various bands

Ellen Millard - various bands

Judie Adams

Paul Dobie - solo performer

Mandi Clifton - Fabulous Starfish

Vicky Greaves

Bobby Ball

Black Lace

Children from Carr Head and St Chad's School's in Poulton, Lancashire.



Dave Brindley - Bass (Hooper Band)

Andy Flynn - Drums (Hooper Band)

Rob Hulme - Guitars (Good Machine)

Jeff White - Guitars (Good Machine)

Roger Cartright - Guitars (Fabulous Starfish)

Ian Hooper - Piano/Keyboards (Hooper Band).


The Sand Aid Video was produced by UCLan Media Production students in Preston.

To watch full Sand Aid Video (without interviews) CLICK HERE



Website: http://www.sandaid.co.uk/

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