Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara has announced the brand-new single released from his upcoming debut album released on 15th November – the title-track, an original Christmas classic written especially for him.
With the album ‘Here’s to Christmas’ racing up the pre-order charts hours after it was announced, excitement for the record is reaching fever pitch, as Kammy looks to cement his place at the top of the table at Christmas with a track that’s as festive as the Boxing Day fixture list!
Co-written by Kelvin Andrews and Richard Scott, who also produced the track and has worked with both Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams (and who is a self-confessed swing and big band fanatic), the brand new single has the quality all great Christmas songs have always had; that familiar feeling you’ve heard it somewhere before.
On the title-track and new single ‘Here’s to Christmas’, Kammy says:
“When I first heard the track Here's To Christmas I swore I had heard it before, it has that quality of all the best classic songs. I feel fortunate that I can now call it my own and am so proud of how it sounds. I really hope it brings people as much Christmas cheer and happiness listening to it, as it gave me singing and performing it!”
Chris also lends his expressive croon to the sounds of brass, strings and swing on Christmas standards on ‘Here’s to Christmas’, including ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’, and ‘Santa Baby’.
‘Here’s to Christmas’ was recorded at Angel Recording Studios in London, produced by Rick Clark (who has previously worked with, amongst many others, Hans Zimmer on BBC's Emmy Award Nominated "Planet Earth II" & "Blue Planet II), with vocal production by Larry Hibbitt & Richard Scott.
Known in his days as a football player for being a tough-tackling midfield enforcer, Kammy played for teams including Brentford, Stoke, and Leeds before moving into management.
His irreverent style in analysing matches for Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Special on Saturday afternoons has seen him become a national treasure, presenting ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, and appearing on many notable primetime shows as a guest.