Trades Club performers - Christmas hits
Monday, 22 December 2008
Hebden Bridge has its own Christmas single recorded by the Nashville based singer songwriter Tia McGraff which could be a surprise festive hit.
‘Christmas in Hebden Bridge’ was written during Tia’s visit to the town three months ago when she played a sell-out gig at the Trades Club.
Her country take on the magic of Christmas in Calderdale may not be out-selling the numerous versions of Hallelujah but it could yet become a hit at least with pop fans in the Upper Valley. You can hear the song on Tia’s MySpace site or just click the link below.
Tia has told the Hebden Bridge Web, "The inspiration came while we were visiting our dear friends who live there. They live in a beautiful old farm house overlooking the Colden Hills. I was playing the piano at their house in September and overlooking the scenery outside, and we just started writing the song."
Another visitor to the Trades Club with a Christmas single is Squeeze star Chris Difford, whose song ‘Let’s Not Fight This Christmas’, which he describes as “cheesy, upbeat and annoying”, was recorded with the presenters of BBC1’s The One Show.
Best known for his writing classic pop songs like ‘Cool for Cats’ and ‘Up the Junction’ for eighties superstars Squeeze, Chris is returning to the Trades in April 2009 to play some old hits and songs from his latest solo album ‘The Last Temptation of Chris’.