Two Yorkshire men who love their Yorkshire Puddings have created a charity single that they hope will become this year’s Christmas number one. But with the sad loss of Shane McGowan, and his famous Fairy Tale of New York, scupper their plans?
YouTuber Danny Malin, the face of Rate My Takeaway, from Barnsley has teamed up for the third year running with music producer Toddla T from Sheffield to create new song Santa’s from up North.
Danny who now lives between Wakefield and Leeds said: “There’s nowt folk love more than a good Yorkshire Pudding especially on their Christmas dinner. I think all families need some Christmas cheer in these winter months. So what better way than to release a belter which raises money for children’s charities.
“And of course as proud Yorkshireman, there’s nothing I like more than a good Yorkshire Pudding.”
Toddla who has worked with international artistes from his London studio and discovered Danny via his YouTube channel, said: “It’s great to work with my mate Danny again and this year’s tune promises to be as soft, fluffy and enjoyable as the Yorkshire Puddings themselves.”
One of the lines in the song is about rating Santa’s Yorkshire Pudding because Yorkshire folk are quite competitive about them.
“My wife Sophie is super supportive of the new single although she has to overcome the fact that we used The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company to supply hundreds of Yorkshires for the new music video.”
Danny and his crew have been filming the music video for the song over the past week with Leeds-based Motiv Productions. In some of the scenes they’ve been getting festive at White Rose Shopping centre and having a Christmas party with CoActive Arts charity.
Danny said: “While the song hopes to encourage everyone to have some fun during the festive season, we know that it’s a difficult season for many. We’ve therefore decided to donate money each year to a charity close to our hearts and this year it’s Leeds charity Hospitals.
Download Santa’s from Up North from December 1st.