I've been listening to the new CD by Olly's band - the Bellshill Salvation Army Band - called Christmas Praise and I think its fab!
Brass bands make Christmas for a lot of folk... and if you are one of these people then you'll love it. I'm not a huge brass fan... has to say something new to me like the seminal Lester Bowie and his Brass Fantasy did a long time back. (saw them with Olly in Edinburgh around 1993 and were blown away - he's dead now - shame!)
What makes this CD special for me is Olly's solo :: Heaven's Child :: a song originally recorded by The Martins and a song that's guaranteed to refocus Christmas for a lot of people.
Tonight was the CD launch... and I missed it because Dayna is unwell and I had bowl-and-hair-holding duties (poor lamb is literally sick). By all reports, Olly sang well and the night was a success with approximately 420 folk in for the launch and a community carol service.
I recommend this CD... Its going to be on permanently over Christmas.
Check out the Band's website for more info :: BSAB.co.uk
Now... how do I go about getting a CD recorded???