Sing the Bells

by The Honeybirds

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On the 29th October 2015 Leeds based vintage vocal songstress' The Honeybirds recorded their Christmas single live at the Leeds Fold studio party. Backed by a house band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians Leeds has to offer, in front of an audience armed with handbells and well oiled vocal chords.

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The Honeybirds have a passion for close-harmony singing, vintage-style dresses and red lipstick! Established in March 2012, the elegant trio first took to the stage at Haworth's 1940's festival and have been delighting audiences ever since. Singing predominantly Andrew's Sisters arrangements, The Honeybirds pride themselves on an authentic close-harmony sound as heard in the 1930s and 40s.

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Leeds Fold is a recording/rehearsal studio, live venue and workshop space run by a group of volunteers, aimed at providing accessible, high quality facilities to early career musicians and producers.

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lyrics

Sleigh bells ringing; ding dong ding
Choirs singing, 'new born king'
The tree is up, beads and baubles are bright
Excited children are as high as kites

A time for giving, a time to share
Feel all the loving in the Christmas air
Making presents for the family,
We'll all be together round the Christmas tree.

I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
Oh won't you sing the bells with me a ding dong ding dong

Santa's coming, you know it's true
I have see him, haven't you?
Rudolf's coming with his nose so bright
Pulling that sleigh through the starry night

I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
Oh won't you sing the bells with me a ding dong ding dong ding

I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
I'm feeling Christmassy, can't wait 'til Christmas eve
Oh won't you sing the bells with me
A ding dong ding dong, ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding!

credits

released December 14, 2015
Vocals: Daisy Thurkettle, Jenny Smith, Tessa Smith
Trumpet: Kim Macari
Tenor Saxophone: Will Howard
Guitar: Kathy Dyson
Piano: Jamil Sheriff
Double Bass: Sam Quintana
Drums: Jordan Dinsdale

Crowd of handbells conducted by James Hamilton

Music and lyrics by Jenny Smith
Arranged by Jenny Smith and James Hamilton

Recorded at Leeds Fold Studio Party by Jack Davis
Mixed and mastered by James Hamilton

Fuelled by fresh Samosas from Makkah Foods, Sweet Chilli Jazz Jam from Hanne Barton and beer from Leeds Brewery.

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