Out of the Blue, Oxford’s all-male a cappella group, has released its annual charity Christmas single.
Following incredible covers of Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” (which you can see below), this year the boys opted for Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride”.
The boys have raised more than £100,000 for a children’s hospice through their charity singles
“It lets us show off the fun personalities of the group’s members, while also helping us to raise thousands for charity, which is something we are very proud to do,” group president Ifan Jenkin said.
The group, made up of students from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, shot to fame in 2011 when its members reached the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. The group then went global when Shakira tweeted about the choir’s mash up of her song Hips Don’t Lie.
Since then, the boys have raised more than £100,000 for Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice, through their charity singles.
With thousands of fans around the world, Out of the Blue hope to raise even more money this year – and they aren’t afraid to send themselves up to do it.
The video begins with an interview with a very serious “director”, who tells the audience he is going to overcome the “somewhat frivolous” image of the group to create something that reflects “these dark times”.
New member Sean Bracebridge said: “It is such good fun to put together a video like this.
“We filmed it in a university chapel so the floor was really slippery – when we fell over doing a piggy back in the video, it was definitely unplanned!”
Check out their previous covers below:
You can purchase the “Sleigh Ride” track here.