Daryll hopes he’s penned a Christmas cracker

Daryll is hoping for a Christmas hit
Daryll is hoping for a Christmas hit

DARYLL Nesmejanow is planning to brighten up everyone’s Christmas with a festive song.

The 42-year-old of Swinley Lane is hoping for some good sales for his recording of Light Up My Christmas.

The song, which is about missing someone during the festive period, also features the backing vocals of his 16-year-old son, Dominic.

Daryll, who is singer and guitarist in The Ravadas, has even made a YouTube video and has released the song, which was recorded at Scout Hut Records in Wigan, on Amazon and iTunes.

Daryll, a father-of-two who is a specialist theatre nurse at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital, said: “I have been singing since I was 14 and have been in various bands.

“I am currently in indie rock band The Ravadas but this is a song I have written on my own.

“It is more poppy than our band’s sound as I wanted to bring some Christmas cheer,

“I guess when people listen to the song they will create their own meaning from it, but it is mainly about missing someone who is not around at Christmas and wishing they were there.

“The video reflects the lyrics but also includes a bit of fun with it.

“I thought up the idea last year and it has taken me a year to do this.

“People have kept saying to me I should record a Christmas song, so I thought why not?

“My son likes the song and he sings with me.

“I hope it does well, although I have a lot of competition, especially with Band Aid 30, which is a great cause, but hopefully people will like it.”

Daryll has been with The Ravadas for two years, and they are currently in the process of finding a new drummer.

They plan to record some new tracks at Scout Hut Records in the coming months.

To view Daryll’s Light Up My Christmas on YouTube visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXmKgHUTo4 or hear it on www.soundcloud.com/daryllnezmo. To buy it via Amazon visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Light-Up-My-Christmas.

You can also view a special acoustic rendition on wigantoday.net on Monday (December 1) as the first song in our Sing A Song For Christmas digital advent calendar project ...