Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 3 Days to Go!

Earlier this week, I featured Mario Biondi's version of Chris Rea's hit 'Driving Home For Christmas'. Not everyone can mess with an original song and get it right but Chris Brown - although he didn't strictly mess with it too much - did a pretty grand job with Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas'. So with 3... Continue Reading →

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 4 Days to Go!

In 1994 Walthamstow bad boys East 17 released 'Stay Another Day' a song from their 2nd album 'Steam'. The song reached the UK Number 1 spot for Christmas and remained there for 5 weeks. Although it wasn't a song has no Christmas reference - it was actually about the main songwriter's brother who took his... Continue Reading →

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 6 Days to Go!

There's one song that really brings home those warm and festive feelings - Chris Rea's 'Driving Home for Christmas'. Never failing to make me smile, it was always on my Christmas playlist - that was until a few years ago when Mario Biondi came on the scene and did his own version of the song,... Continue Reading →

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