A Christmas Song by Matt Berry & EveryoneMatt has created the first ever crowd-sourced Christmas song, called "A Christmas Song" by Matt Berry and Everyone to raise money for Shelter. Matt received thousands of contributions via YouTube, from as far afield as the USA, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain and of course, all over the UK and Ireland. Submissions came in from little toddlers to senior citizens, playing the kazoo, harmonica, guitar, organ, piano, shakers and of course the glockenspiel!
The song, mixed at the legendary Abbey Road, is on iTunes now - Download it here.
Matt Berry said, "I was completely overawed and humbled by the amount of people who sent in their solo and group efforts. If it was audible, it went in. We also attempted to include absolutely everyone in the video. Personally it was a total joy to work on and I have to thank all my friends and colleagues in the UK and overseas who, out of the goodness of their hearts, helped make it work."
Tracy Griffin, Shelter's Director of Fundraising, 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."