Matt Berry launches crowd-sourced Christmas single

Thursday 3rd November 2011 @ 4:42pm by Aaron

A Christmas Song by Matt Berry and Everyone. Matt Berry, comedy writer, performer, and voice of Absolute Radio, has launched a drive to produce the world's first crowd-sourced Christmas song, in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Contributions are now being accepted for A Christmas Song, by 'Matt Berry & Everyone', via Absolute Radio.

Crowd-sourcing is the act of acquiring material, ideas, inspiration, or other creative elements, from the public. For A Christmas Song, men, women and children are able to join in with vocal, instrumental, and video submissions.

All submissions to be considered for inclusion in the finished song need to reach Absolute by the 14th of November, with the finished single to be released on December the 4th.

Matt Berry came up the idea for the crowd-sourced single after getting addicted to Garage Band for the iPad which he played incessantly while he should have been doing his work. Knowing there are millions of people out there just like him, who should be doing something they get paid for, but who instead are pratting around, he thought he would throw it wide-open to the public.

He said, "Christmas is about being inclusive, sharing and selfless, much like this song. My aim is to release a Christmas single that a whole bunch of people, young and old, can say they were a part of. Please show your support for the project and for Shelter and let's do something original."

Head of fundraising at Shelter, Tracy Griffin said: "We are thrilled that Matt has chosen to support Shelter with his festive single. Every two minutes someone faces the nightmare of losing their home. Any money raised by this song will go towards ensuring that Shelter can reach more people who need our help to stay in their homes this Christmas."

For full information, instructions, and downloads necessary to take part in the project, visit the Absolute Radio official website now.

Here's a demonstration video:

 

Latest News

Russell Kane to appear in rom-com Scottish Mussel

Russell Kane to appear in rom-com Scottish Mussel

Stand-up comedian Russell Kane will appear alongside Joe Thomas in a new British rom-com film, marking his first screen acting role.

ITV recommissions Sunday Night At The Palladium

ITV recommissions Sunday Night At The Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format.

Big School writers The Dawson Bros create US sitcom

Big School writers The Dawson Bros create US sitcom

Prolific British comedy writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC in America.

America has another go at re-making The IT Crowd

America has another go at re-making The IT Crowd

A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is working on a NBC pilot.

Moone Boy to be re-made in America

Moone Boy to be re-made in America

Moone Boy, the Sky sitcom created by Chris O'Dowd, is to be re-made by the US television network ABC.

Channel 4 retires the 10 O'Clock Live format

Channel 4 retires the 10 O'Clock Live format

Channel 4 has confirmed that its topical comedy show 10 O'Clock Live starring Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell and Lauren Laverne will not return.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.