We've Still Got Christmas
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
Joe Orban - various bands
Ellen Millard - various bands
Paul Dobie - solo performer
Mandi Clifton - Fabulous Starfish
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