Christmas is a time for reunions with families and friends but sadly, for a second year in a row, many will be on a screen rather than in person.
It’s a situation captured by Tommy Keyes in his new single ‘Christmas Time With You’, taken from the recent album ‘Radio Days’.
It’s a bluesy pop song featuring a sublime acoustic guitar solo from Dick Farrelly, backing vocals from Ellen O’Mahony of ELKIN, and a beautiful arrangement for string quartet by Rob Molumby. Bittersweet, with a quirky humorous undertone, it’s not a traditional Christmas song but perfectly reflects the feeling of the moment.
2021 has been a breakthrough year for Tommy. In advance of the release of Radio Days, his sixth album, three of its tracks hit No 1 in the Irish iTunes singer-songwriter chart (Any Other World, Radio Days and The Emigrants’ Blues) helping him clock up almost 400 plays on Irish radio to date this year and over 3000 worldwide. “It’s a gem of an album” , according to Martin Bridgeman of KCLRFM ; “a musical experience that’s as nourishing as it is exciting”, says Jackie Hayden of Hot Press.
Christmas Time With You is available now on all download and streaming platforms.