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2016 Reggae Christmas Song, Last Minute Christmas Shopping, MP3 David Kirton & Andy Armstrong

Caribbean Christmas Songs and playlists are unique, with reggae, zouk, parang and soca carols mixing seamlessly with American standards and Kwansa riddims. ā€˜ Last minute Christmas Shoppingā€™ is a bouncy, humorous, melodic reggae track that happens to be a true story for Kirton, as every year he battles Bridgetown traffic on Christmas Eve for his gift selections!

David Kirton has earned the title of Barbadosā€™s Reggae Godfather, he is a multiple Barbados Music Award Winner, critically acclaimed songwriter, and touring artist. Anderson Armstrong is celebrated Calypsonian, a multiple finalist in the National Calypso Competitions, founding member of Square One, a Barbadian Band that enjoyed a decade of dominating the radio stations, Carnivals and party playlists throughout the Caribbean.

Kirtonā€™s inspiration for collaborating were simple ā€œIt is always an honor to be included in someone else’s music project. I’ve been a long time fan of Andy Armstrong and his ability to deliver hit songs year after yearā€. Anderson ā€˜Bloodā€™ Armstrong inspiration; ā€œ I wanted to produce a reggae track, I had not attempted one for a long time, Christmas was around the corner, I was inspired and started creating. i decided to make a Reggae track for the holiday season. It helps that I happen to love Christmas!ā€

Fate played a hand, they both attended a Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) Songwriting Workshop. Armstrong; ā€œHe (David Kirton) is one of our (Barbadosā€™) leading reggae artists and if you are going to do reggae, get a top Reggae artist. Plus when I approached him at BCSI he was excited about the project and did not turn the track downā€. Kirton; ā€œOne listen to the music track, in the middle of the seminar, and I was on board. It’s a groovy, fun rhythmā€.

Kirton; ā€œ I made a decision to step out of my comfort zone, this is my first Christmas song. It was a refreshing challenge to come up with the concept, lyrics and vocal melodies in a short space of time. Working with Andy was an enjoyable, worthwhile experienceā€. Armstrong; ā€œI really enjoyed working with David and I would say that most definitely I would want to have another collaboration with himā€.

ā€˜Last Minute Christmas Shoppingā€™ written & performed by David Kirton, composed & produced by Anderson Armstrong, backing vocals: Faith Callender. Recorded at: ToneDef Studio, Mixed & Mastered by: Anthony Lowhar @ CMI. Executive producer: Reddhead Records Inc. Published by: Andjena Publishing and BirdsEye Music Barbados.

Kirton is currently finishing his (5th) album due for release in April 2017. Previous David Kirton releases; Stranger, Modern Roots, Time for Change and Island Songs for Children.


Song title: Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Written and performed by: David Kirton

Composer: Anderson Armstrong

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