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Entertainment Chris Kamara to release new festive album

20:15  14 october  2020
20:15  14 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Chris Kamara is to release a new Christmas album.

Chris Kamara wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a sign © Bang Showbiz Chris Kamara

The football pundit has announced his second festive album, '...And A Happy New Year', will be released on November 27 following the success of his debut record, 'Here's To Christmas', last year.

Kammy's new album will feature Christmas staples such as 'White Christmas', 'In The Bleak Midwinter' and 'Blue Christmas'.

He will also perform a swing cover of Wizzard classic 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'.

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Chris said: "I was blown away by the reception to 'Here's To Christmas', and when I was asked to record another I just had to! I hope that with '...And A Happy New Year', especially in this year, I can give people a little bit of festive cheer, and something to sing-along to."

The album also features two brand new songs - 'Mr Claus' and 'Happy New Year' - which have been written for the 'Soccer Saturday' reporter by Richard Scott and Kelvin Andrews, who have previously worked with Robbie Williams.

Kamara has joked he is "gunning" for festive crooner Michael Buble.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm more Buble than Bing. Buble is the one I'm gunning for. Bing Crosby is a legend."

The 62-year-old star is hoping to "save" Christmas, despite the coronavirus pandemic casting a shadow over the celebrations.

Chris said: "I'm sure lots of people are thinking Christmas might be cancelled but it won't be. We have to make the most of it. I'll save Christmas."

'Here's To Christmas' reached the top 10 in the charts last year, and Kammy revealed he felt under pressure to make it more than a gimmicky release.

He said: "If it had been dodgy, I would have got slaughtered. The fact it was good saved me from the battering."

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