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Quo tribute band's Christmas single raises money for Tŷ Hafan

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James McLaren James McLaren | 13:39 UK time, Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cardiff area Status Quo tribute band A Taste Of Quo are "bringing back the classic Christmas single" with a new track raising money for the Tŷ Hafan children's hospice.

A Taste Of Quo

A Taste Of Quo

I Can't Wait For Christmas Day is out on 13 December.

Jonathan Walker of the band said: "A lot of people have hailed the song as a bit of throw-back to the much loved Christmas releases of the '70s in the style of Slade and Wizzard, which is quite the compliment as that's what we were going for!

"The main purpose of the song is to raise money for Tŷ Hafan; it would be great though if the song sold enough copies for us to somehow sneak into the Christmas charts.

"Having tried to comprehend the impact that Tŷ Hafan must have on the lives of life limited children and their families, we really wanted to raise money to help support them. The idea of a Christmas song seemed like a fun and novel way of doing so and is something that everybody can get involved in.

"Hopefully people will like and decide to purchase the song and who knows, perhaps we could sneak into the charts, if we could it would be fantastic, as it would mean that we will have been successful in raising a fairly sizeable donation."

The song is available to pre-order from tomorrow (1 December).

In other Quo-related news, their drummer Matt Letley has recently completed his 100th time scaling Snowdon. He told the North Wales Daily Post: "A few weeks into the Quid Quo Pro UK tour I grabbed the chance to make my 100th ascent of Snowdon.

"The only problem was my total climbs to date stood at only 98. The solution seemed obvious - climb it twice in one day. I have to admit my legs were a tad sore the next day but the show in Warrington that evening was most definitely rocking. Playing drums wasn't a problem but getting on and off the drum riser was."


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