Out of the Blue support local hospice with new festive charity single

Monday, 18 December 2017


Out of the Blue, Oxford’s all-male a cappella group, has released their new Christmas charity single in aid of Helen and Douglas House.

The group, made up of students from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, chose to reinvent Slade’s Christmas classic Merry Xmas Everybody.

The video is a vivid 70s throwback showcasing the group’s favourite Oxford landmarks and the song itself has special meaning for several of the group’s members. “This was always my favourite Christmas song,” said Musical Director Sam Lupton. “It’s been a pleasure covering it with the group.”

Over the last five years, the group, including Oxford Brookes student JJ Gibbs, has donated over £100,000 to the local children’s hospice and say they are proud to support the local children’s hospice once again.

Helen and Douglas House is the world’s first children’s hospice. Based in Oxford, it relies almost entirely on public donations to provide the best possible care for children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses, and support for their families. Out of the Blue donates all profits to the charity and raises funds during their shows throughout the year. 

Following high-profile appearances on Britain’s Got Talent and the BBC’s Pitch Battle, Out of the Blue has received international acclaim for a series of viral music videos totalling over 15 million views, including covers of Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

More information can be found on Out of the Blue’s website