A kitsch, classic Christmas charity single

‘December the 20something’ is a kitsch, classic Christmas pop song recorded by the electro-pop duo Draco Draco to raise funds for both GMFA and the Albert Kennedy Trust. It came about when the guys were putting the finishing touches to their debut EP ‘River Cry’. 

Finishing off the last of the tracks from their debut EP ‘River Cry’ so close to the Christmas season struck the guys with some festive inspiration, resulting in the birth of 'December the 20something,' a charity record with 100% of the proceeds split equally between GMFA and Albert Kennedy Trust. The song is free to download via the Virgin Money Giving donation page link below: 

http://www.dracodraco.com/donate 

Matthew Hodson, Chief Executive of GMFA says:

“I’m thrilled that Draco Draco have chosen to support both GMFA and the Albert Kennedy Trust with the release of ‘December the 20something’. As small charities, serving LGBT communities, we rely on the support of these same people to ensure that we can help as many as possible and I’m delighted to join forces this Christmas. 

“At GMFA we have seen that we can make clear changes in the way that our community thinks about HIV and HIV risk by providing information in an accessible way. In the UK 65 gay men are diagnosed with HIV every week, and the lives of those of us living with HIV are still blighted by stigma. GMFA’s education work improves gay men’s sexual health and challenges HIV stigma. Community support makes this work possible. As the song says, ‘Give with love’.” 

Tim Sigsworth, Chief Executive of Albert Kennedy Trust says: 

“We’re very grateful for the support of Draco Draco with this fantastic Christmas single. This invaluable support will help The Albert Kennedy Trust get young people off the streets. We know that right now, 4,800 young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are homeless on our streets, or living in hostile environments. It’s unacceptable. There should be no room for hate. Everybody supporting this fantastic gesture by Draco Draco can be assured they are helping young LGBT people across the country. Thank you!”

Draco Draco River Cry

‘December 20something’ is the last of six tracks from the debut EP ‘River Cry’ from electro-pop duo Draco Draco, released on Monday, November 30th. Combining electro, house, EDM, soul and a touch of jazz, the result is six catchy pop anthems to fall in love with and to cry along to when someone breaks your heart. 

The men behind the music and the drive to give their support to these two important LGBT charities are singer/songwriter Danny Polaris and producer and instrumentalist David Whiting. 

Danny Polaris

Danny Polaris was inspired to sing after falling in love with his Jazz Singing Mum's record collection full of Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and Billie Holiday. Danny has performed around the world, at venues and festivals in the UK, USA, Iceland, Spain, Germany and France, including Miami Beach Pride, London Pride, Stockholm Pride, Cabaret Berlin Barcelona, Shadow Lounge Soho, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The 100 Club London, Ministry of Sound, Supperclub and a whole lot more. 

Danny Says: “These love songs were written from the heart – it's the only way I was able to write them, and the fact that I'm singing about boys is just natural and normal for me. These songs tell stories about love, loss, the excitement you feel when your eyes meet someone across a crowded room, and the hedonism and hidden darkness of gay life in the big city. They’re full of hope, full of love and I hope they fill you with the same.” 

David Whiting

David Whiting (http://thewit.ch) is the man behind cult hit Demoscene Time Machine, the dark sounds of Bow Church and the house/techno act Trisect. His previous duo Heretics played with some of the biggest names in the goth scene from 2011-2013. 

David says: "I met Danny earlier this year and it's been really exciting to make this record. I've never worked with a voice like his before, so I've had the opportunity to cover lots of new ground with my productions. With Draco Draco I wanted to apply the same DIY ethic I've always had towards the world of radio-friendly pop music, and as a result we've ended up with a sound that's quite unique."

Unsigned and Unfunded

Despite a total lack of funding, the boys still felt inspired to use their debut EP to not only raise funds for themselves but also to help further the causes of the two vitally important LGBT charities whose work is very close to their hearts. 

You can show your support also by clicking on the link below to donate and download the Christmas single with a lot of heart: 

http://www.dracodraco.com/donate

Draco Draco River Cry is available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify

For more info, quotes and interview requests, email: hello@dracodraco.com

LINKS:

Draco Draco, Rivery Cry EP: http://www.dracodraco.com

December the 20something video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQQs36JkzTc

December the 20something fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/dracodracochristmas