The Bedlam Six and I have recorded an arrangement of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” for the Debt Records Christmas Compilation, raising money for the charity Music In Hospitals.
I’m not a religious man but I do have a soft spot for certain carols (especially when performed by brass bands at dusk, the steam rising from the bells of their tubas and trombones). This song is probably my favourite. I didn’t want to mess about with its form too much (though whenever I sing anything it tends to bring a certain sleaze to the lyrics) but we have added a slight swing that isn’t there in the original.
We hope you like it. Please do go over and have a listen to the other tracks on the album, there are some superb versions by my wonderfully talented label-mates at Debt. It’s available to stream and buy here.