Listen to your new Christmas earworm ‘Hobos Christmas’ by Bristol musician Guy Calhoun. Guy hopes that people will download his new single to raise money for homeless charities. Both quirky and poignant the video was filmed around Clifton in Bristol.
Hobo: an impoverished homeless migratory worker.
The song was inspired by the true story of two friends with very different lives, the message is one of hope and support when one of them falls on hard times.
“It can happen to any of us” says Guy “and when you can’t work because you are ill you suddenly have fewer choices; your priority is how to survive”.
In November Shelter estimated that there are 250,000 homeless people in the UK, and that over 3,000 people sleep rough in any one night. Shocking recent government figures revealed over 120,000 children in Britain will be homeless this Christmas.
The homeless friend in “Hobo’s Christmas” died on the streets when he was only twenty-five years old. In recognising the enormity and shamefulness of our homelessness crisis Guy says “As an individual you can’t do everything but you can do something”.
Download the song here – it’s only 99p and all profits on sales go to charities supporting the homeless.
“Hobo’s Christmas” was officially released as a digital download by Digitdoc Records on the 12th December 2016. For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact Mark Hoddinott at Digitdoc Records, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.