The Wry Dogs - Big Kid Christmas
Posted by Kuang on Wed, 02 Nov 2011.
Local band The Wry Dogs are aiming to raise money for the children and young people's cancer unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary by donating all the profits from downloads of their single, Big Kid Christmas, to the hospital. They're also asking local people to star in the online video for the single, by recording themselves on their webcams or phones, having fun miming along to the track.
It is hoped that local people will join some famous faces in endorsing the single, as the Wry Dogs are also appealing for local celebrities and well known personalities to get involved and support their campaign. Wayne Kelly is frontman for the Wry Dogs and a producer at local media company MGL Media, based in the LCB Depot in Leicester. He explains: "As a local business, we like to do something for charity every year – and in the past what we've put on small live music events to raise funds for Cancer Research. We've raised more than £7,000 this way.
"When we heard about a campaign to raise money for a children and young person's cancer unit at the LRI, we decided we needed to do something a little more ambitious and launch our bid to top the charts at Christmas!
Wayne continues: "The song is a very tongue-in-cheek throwback to the great fun Christmas songs of the 70's from bands like Wizzard and Slade. We really want local people to get behind us, help support our bid and raise funds for the LRI by both downloading the single and filming themselves for our video!" Facebook users can also tag themselves taking part in the Big Kid Christmas video to help share the fun with their friends https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigkidxmas/
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To find out more visit www.bigkidxmas.co.uk
For just 99p you can pre-order your copy of Big Kid Xmas here