Chris Kamara, aka ‘Kammy’, has announced his debut album, Here’s to Christmas, will be released on November 15 on So What? Records.
The presenter, known to many as one of the iconic faces and voices of Saturday afternoons on Soccer Saturday, lends his expressive croon to the sounds of brass, strings and swing on Christmas standards including ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’, ‘Santa Baby’ and the first single shared from the record, ‘Let It Snow’.
‘Unbelievable Jeff’? Maybe not! A love of big band music has always been in Kammy’s blood, and he was well-known amongst his teammates from his days as a football player as having a remarkably soulful voice.
Listen to ‘Let It Snow’ by Chris Kamara on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
On his love of music and his debut album, Kammy said, “I know it might be surprising to some, but anyone who knows me – especially those who shared a changing room with me in my playing days who first told me I could sing – will tell you what a big fan I am of big band music. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to record a full album, though!
“‘Here’s to Christmas’ is something I’m really proud of and I think it stands up as something fun, but something that doesn’t sound half bad too – an album to get everyone into the swing of Christmas!”
Kammy will be donating 25% of all profits he makes from album sales to Marie Curie, a charity very close to his heart.