From creating the theme tune to the Channel 5 series ‘A Different Life’ to selling 2000 unsigned albums with his original band Geist, Jon McDevitt is no stranger to the music industry.
Jon is now involved in producing a 2016 Christmas single, a children’s song – the theme for Prime8, an educational eco-adventure game and website being launched in January 2017 and an album and further single to be released later in the year. The Christmas sing-along ‘Father Christmas’, is due to be released 25th November. It blends influences from The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners, forming an easy listen seasonal single.
Father Christmas’ doesn’t follow the Christmas cliché as the lyrics are carefully considered with the help of co-writer Dominic Hudson. Hudson plucked the original lyrics from elements of his own life as a parent who isn’t always able to be with his children. Although this was Hudson’s idea of the single, the theme of ‘Father Christmas missing from Christmas’ can be interpreted by anyone how they wish, making this Christmas single stand out from the crowd.
Whilst Jon takes on vocals and guitars, he is backed by a talented band of musicians including: Neil Tupman on Guitar; Bass Player Matt Francis; Drummer Stuart Francis; Pianist Dave Coston and Violin Player Anna Jenkins who has worked with the likes of Emily Barker, The Unthanks and Frank Turner when he opened the 2012 Olympics.
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