Micky John Bull has released his comedy Christmas music video for “The Office Christmas Party”, with proceeds going towards Cancer Research U.K.!
The song came about when Ken Lintern and Jason Flinter decided to have a rare writing day together at Kens studio 13 SOUND STUDIOS , tucked away in the sleepy village of Kewstoke, North Somerset.
It was a hot day in early Summer but they were determined to write a Christmas song, many hours of, ‘that has all been done before’ and the idea for the Office Christmas Party came up, it was almost so easy to write after that as the subject matter seemed to have been avoided over the years.
Ken produced the track and they started thinking of named comics that could be offered the song, no takers could be found until Micky and Ken were together and Ken played him the track. As far as Micky was concerned it was a hit and he had to record it.
The first release in December 2017 started well with 7000 hits on you tube in a few days but the momentum died and it failed to reach its potential. Lack of good PR and a total lack of interest from the major radio stations seemed to be the end and although there was a lot of support from local community and internet stations and hopefully they will embrace this years release.
The track has been re mixed to add more drive and the video has been changed for the last sequence, there is talk of a Drum and Bass mix running alongside as well so it could spread the track to a very different market.
Still with the hope that this can be a regular Christmas song sitting alongside all the others on the various compilation albums is Micky’s dream, he is investing his savings into trying to make sure this year it has a good chance and to prove to the rest of his age group that life does not stop when you reach this number or that number, it’s there for the taking as long as you have the determination to get past all the barriers thrown up by life.
About Micky John Bull:
He started his musical career back in the early 60’s singing with a youth club band almost by accident. In 1963 he worked fronting his own band Mel Taylor and the Trek-a-Beats and they worked all around the area playing support to many well know bands at the time.
A couple of years later he was asked by Pete Budd (The Wurzels) to front his band Pete Budd and the Rebels which he did until 1967, again working with many of the top bands of the time.
During the next 5 years Micky fronted popular Bristol bands Lot 39, Spice and Taurus.
1972 saw Micky as male vocalist at the Bristol Top Rank Suite and met the guys he was to spend the next 10 years or so with firstly as the Rod Owen Band (with Lee Sheridan of Brotherhood of Man on guitar) and later a full blown comedy show band The Best of British. There followed a period of extensive touring taking in shows the lengths and breadths of the UK and into Europe until finally in 1984 Micky took on the role of solo comedy vocal act, Micky John Bull.
Micky released a single SUPER ROOSTER in 1985 written and produced by Lee Sheridan, it was a minor success and was played on BBC Radio One.
The next three decades have turned him into the hardest working act on the circuit, still at 72 cramming in anything up to 250 shows and travelling over 70,000 miles a year, he has a string of Clubland Awards and is still much sought after in Social Clubs, Hotels, Holiday Camps and at Private parties.
Tragedy seemed to strike in the Millennium year when throat cancer was diagnosed and he was given less than 2 years to live, miraculously radiotherapy and chemo worked and Micky was declared clear, immediately he was back at work. He says the hope given him and keeping him going was the sign in Broadmead Bristol that stated ‘MORE PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH CANCER THAN DYING FROM IT’ This near death experience encouraged Micky to support Cancer Research UK and he has done in his own private way for the past 18 years. This year he wanted to be able to give them a large donation and so any money received from downloads, streams, you tube views etc will be donated to Cancer Research.