Christmas music and charity singles

It’s nearly Christmas and many artists have been releasing Christmas songs, some of them are also donating profits from their Christmas singles to charity.

I’ve heard about quite a few new releases today, so I thought I would post some of the best ones here.

KAATO – “It’s Christmas”

“It’s Christmas” is a fun festive track from Australian rockers KAATO. This one reminds me a bit of The Darkness in parts 🙂

You can buy the song here: https://www.reverbnation.com/kaato/song/27176791-01-its-christmas

Band links:

Website: http://www.kaatomusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaatoband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAATOband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaatoband/

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Sidewatcher – “Blue Christmas”

Here’s a punk rock Christmas single with a cool video, from this talented Michigan trio. You can purchase the song on Bandcamp: https://sidewatcher.bandcamp.com/album/a-blue-christmas

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Band links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidewatchermusic

Website: https://zoekissel.com/sidewatcher/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidewatcher_music/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sidewatcherband

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 The King Lot ft. The Jollyboys – “Wings”

“Wings” is a Charity single in aid of MS Society.  Proceeds from all sales will go directly to MS Society.

It was officially released for the UK Christmas Charts on Friday 16th December 2016.

You can purchase the single at the following link: http://smarturl.it/MSWings

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Band links:

Website: http://www.thekinglot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKingLotOfficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheKingLot

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekinglotofficial/

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 Thirteen Stars – “Christmas Is For All”

“Christmas Is For All” is a charity track with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.

It’s available on Bandcamp: https://thirteenstars1.bandcamp.com/track/christmas-is-for-all

 

Follow Thirteen Stars on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThirteenStars/

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Friends of Jo Cox – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Friends of Jo Cox featuring MP4, Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray cover Rolling Stones classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in honour of Jo Cox MP’s legacy and work.

A unique protest single is to be released by a group of music stars and MPs as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox and her outstanding public service.

Revenue from the song, a cover of the Rolling Stones classic You Can’t Always Get What You Want will raise funds for the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation established after her death.

The song was chosen as it called for multiple singers and choirs, reflecting a message of togetherness. During a time of growing worldwide political upheaval and uncertainty, the song marks the need for unity and tolerance.

Download ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ – https://lnk.to/JoCoxCharitySingleID

 

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The London Hospices Choir and Paul Carrack – “The Living Years”

 A newly-formed choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 hospices are aiming for this year’s Christmas number 1 – and to raise awareness of the hospice movement – with a cover of “The Living Years” alongside Paul Carrack, who was also lead vocalist on the original 1991 hit.

Paul Carrack said, “The Living Years has been an important song for me for many years, but this is the version that means the most. Recording it with this incredibly special group of people for such a worthwhile cause has created some kind of magic. It’s a powerful and inspiring track, and I hope that everyone gets behind it this Christmas.”

 

Buy the single:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-living-years-single/id1173804475

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N3ZJZWL

Stream on Spotify.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/londonhospiceschoir

Twitter: https://twitter.com/choirlondon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/londonhospiceschoir/

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 David Johnston – “Searching for Silence”

“Searching for Silence” is a charity single by David Johnston, the aim of which is to raise money for people affected in Syria by the conflict.

Proceeds will be split 50/50 between MSF and A Village in Syria.

Download a copy from iTunes to support the charities: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/searching-for-silence-single/id1183014029

Find out more about the song here: http://avillageinsyria.org/index.php/2016/12/07/searching-for-silence-christmas-song/

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The Friday Foundation – “Small Change, Change Lives (Jonny’s Song)”

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The charity Christmas single, “Small Change, Change Lives” by the Friday Foundation is dedicated to lyricist and co-writer Jonny Walker who sadly died from recurrent bowel cancer, just after it was written, at the age of 21.

The Friday Foundation seeks to make extraordinary improvements in human health through profound medical research into the “Big 4” disease areas that collectively threaten everyone: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and disorders of the brain (dementia, autism, depression etc).

You can purchase a copy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/small-change-change-lives/id1184296958 or Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Change-Lives-Jonnys-Song/dp/B01N9FJNLA

To donate, and read more on the Friday Foundation, please visit https://fridayfoundation.org/

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