NEWS: LadBaby Challenges for UK Christmas No.1 with ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’!

LadBaby is back…and he still loves sausage rolls!

Currently the bookies favourite for Christmas number 1 (AGAIN) and competing against Stormzy, Tones and I, Lyra Cole and Lewis Capaldi, LadBaby has decided to capture the public’s imagination again with his new single “I Love Sausage Rolls”, an appetite-arousing, playful twist on Joan Jett’s iconic hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, with lyrics such as “I Love Sausage Rolls, so put another one in the oven baby”!

When their comedy hit “We Built This City On Sausage Rolls” went straight to No.1 last year, it triumphed over a host of famous faces and festive favourites against all odds. And now they are back to do it all over again in aid of the Trussell Trust, whose mission is to end the need for food banks in the UK. The charity supports a UK-wide network of more than 1200 food bank centres, which provides emergency support to people locked in poverty and campaigns for long-term change for a future without the need for food banks.

The video was filmed at Abbey Road studios and sees Mark and Roxanne break into the famous studios to record their latest single before being arrested and taken off in a police van. “So guess who’s back with another Christmas banger, recorded at the world’s most famous recording studio! I don’t think anyone was expecting it, not least of all Abbey Road, but we’re here to try and shake up the music industry once again and hopefully raise even more money for some of the 14 million people in the UK living in poverty!” says LadBaby.

Earlier this month, the charity launched a landmark piece of research showing that the growing dependence on food banks should be considered a national crisis. More than 823,000 parcels were provided by food banks between April and September this year, and more than a third of those went to households with children. That’s a 23% increase on the same period as last year – and the steepest increase that’s been seen in a long time. The money raised last year has been helping the Trussell Trust and its network of food banks work towards ending hunger in three ways: first, it’s helped support food banks to get emergency food to local people in crisis; second, its helped people access additional support that helps prevent them needing the food bank again; and third, its helped fund campaigning work to tackle the long-term drivers of hunger in the UK.

Garry Lemon, Director of Policy & Research at the Trussell Trust says, “We were overwhelmed at the support shown last year in getting LadBaby’s song to Christmas Number One, and it’s fantastic to be chosen by LadBaby again as the charity benefiting from money made by the single. It’s not right that any one in our country needs to use a food bank but we know what needs to change. The money raised will help us support our network of food banks to provide the best possible emergency help, while we work towards a future where no one needs a food bank. Thank you so much”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!