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Feeling Festive with The Jingle Boys and Kid iD

This year I haven’t been feeling very Christmas-y but luckily, a special Christmas show put together by The Jingle Boys and Kid iD got rid of my ‘bah humbug!’ attitude.

Photo credit: All photos- Ace Cheng.

 ‘Who the f*ck are the Jingle Boys?’, you may ask. Well, it’s a little bit hard to explain but they are a men’s choir (ok, that wasn’t actually that hard). They were supporting Kid iD at The Stag’s Head in Hoxton and performed loads of much loved Christmas songs. It was a great show. My personal highlight was when they covered the Spice Girls’ ‘2 Become 1’. It really made me smile, especially when they starting playing kazoos!

It was loads of fun but they were performing in aid of a very important cause – to raise funds for male suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). We heard some statistics regarding the frequency of suicide attempts amongst men and it was really shocking.

I should mention that all the money raised on the night went to CALM.

Kid iD then took to the stage for an eagerly anticipated reunion. Now, I’ll be honest, I’d never been to a Kid iD show or even heard much of their folk-ska-pop-carib-funk-rock music so I really didn’t know what to expect.or even that I’d enjoy their performance (sorry guys!), but my apprehensions were totally unnecessary. They were so good! They performed a lot of their own material but also covered ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ from The Jungle Book. It really was a fun night!

Four Tit DJs put on a set afterwards but I had to rush off to catch the last train home, which was a shame because I really would have loved to stick around… but at least I was humming ‘jingle bells’ on my way back.

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