Frampton singer's single captures Christmas spirit
A FRAMPTON Cotterell musician is having a crack at the Christmas charts with his first ever single.
Darren Addicott has been playing the guitar since he was a teenager and his band, Elevation, is a familiar sight to revellers at the Frampton Festival, which they have headlined four times.
But despite writing songs in the past Darren has never released one to the public – until now.
His Christmas song, Whiskey & Wine, is being released for download and streaming on all major online platforms.
The singer and guitarist, who has lived in Frampton for 12 years, wrote the song last year and recorded it between lockdowns with his friend Tim Paul Rice, who he performed with in a duo called One Too Many.
He said: "My background is very much rock orientated, so Whiskey & Wine is a real departure from that. The song itself is quite mellow – you might describe it as a ballad.
"It's a bittersweet take on Christmas, with hopefully an uplifting chorus about everyone coming together and singing along to their favourite Christmas songs, something we may all miss doing this year.
Darren says music has always been his "passion", but always alongside a regular day job.
In his 20s he was in a band called Precious McKenzie who supported indie rockers Feeder and played venues including Sound Republic in London's Leicester Square.
He said: "I've written quite a few songs over the years, but this is the first time I've had the courage to release one properly.
"I've been able to secure some radio airplay on a number of stations across the South West, which is great. I don't think Noddy or Mariah are going to be too worried about the competition, but if as many people as possible could download and share it, it would be great to see how far it could go."
Whiskey & Wine is available for download on Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and other major online platforms.
You can listen to it on YouTube here.
For more details visit Darren Addicott Music on Facebook.