Rotherham duo hope for Christmas hit
A MUSICAL duo is dreaming of festive success with a light-hearted song called Christmas Shopping.
Brother/sister combo A Shaw Thing hope the novelty tune will strike a chord with music fans doing their own seasonal shopping.
Thermal installation engineer Dylan Shaw has been backed by Rotherham indie label Breaking Entertainment in his bid to warm the revellers’ cockles this Christmas.
And the song is turning into something of a YouTube smash, clocking up 18,800 hits within three weeks.
Mexborough’s Dylan and his Conisbrough-based bandmates are already climbing the charts with their seasonal smash, which reached as high as No 48 in the iTunes alternative download chart.
The group — also including Dylan’s sister Michelle Shaw and Stuart and Lauren Firth — are performing a series of gigs in the Dearne Valley during December, including a couple of spots at the recent Conisbrough Christmas Market, and have clocked up thousands of hits on YouTube.
Dylan, who used to perform in The Mucky Blonds, said: “I’ve been writing since I was about 14 and have had a few little hits in my time but this is my first Christmas single.
“It’s about bringing Christmas back to how it’s only once a year so we should make the most of it and stop moaning about it.”
Artist manager Ben Wheeler said: “They approached us with this catchy and impressively-written seasonal song, along with their dreams of trying for a Christmas number one.
“We were astounded by the song’s potential so we signed it and shot a music video, amassed a whopping 1,000 views on YouTube in its first 12 hours online.
“Dylan and Michelle have played in bands all their lives and feel this is their one big shot to make something happen with their music. But, like dogs, their ambition is not just for Christmas.
“They have also recently written a whole lot more material, including a brand new England song in honour of Euro 2016, which we’ll also back and release next year.”
Christmas Shopping is available online including through iTunes (4).
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