“I’ve been performing as Hometown Show singing country-folk touring the UK and US since about 2007. The idea for Hometown Show’s Holiday Hoedown initially came around when Joel Ransom asked me to come down to the Express FM studios in Portsmouth to record a Christmas cover for his radio show.
Myself and Joshua Hibberd began knocking ideas around about a Christmas style chat show. A throw-back to the seasonal specials you used to see on TV such as Noels Christmas House Party where celebrity “guests” would show up. We thought that this would be a good platform to promote some of the wonderful musical talent that there is in Portsmouth, so we asked some of our favourite solo-artists to come down and record a Christmas song for us. Those artists were Jonny Bell, Dan Ogus and Andrew Ricks (Champ of The Day).
We shot the show over 3 days and we’re really happy with how its turned out. I hope you enjoy it.”