A Sprinkle of Spoof has released their very own cover of the Band Aid hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time’.
Limerick students A Sprinkle of Spoof goes viral with Band Aid cover!
By I Love Limerick correspondent David Towey
There was a new front runner for Christmas number one release this week and it came from our very own students from Limerick City, as they released their very own cover of the Band Aid hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time’.
Released on 3rd December 1984, the original Band Aid hit was arguably the first benefit song of its kind and was certainly one of the most impactful, reaching No.1 in the UK charts that Christmas and staying at the summit for five weeks.
The group posted their video to their TikTok page on December 1st under the handle of @asprinkleofspoof and as of today it has been viewed over 450,000 thousand times already. The viral video is three minutes long in total and features 13 lads in total including three guitar players. Together a group of lads from Limerick, Mayo, Galway, Cork, Wicklow and Kilkenny have made something greater than the sum of their parts. With over 3,000 thousand comments on the original video nearly everyone agrees that the lads involved have done a great job at capturing the spirit of the song. Regardless of talent, everyone involved in the video clearly made a great effort.
The brains behind the video are Darragh Grimes of Co Mayo and Daniel Treacy from Co Galway, together they make up the duo of A Sprinkle of Spoof. This isn’t their only attempt at singing covers as the two boys have played live music in local Limerick pubs such as Alfie Earls bar and the Windmill bar.
Darragh said, ‘Everything we do is built on notions! I had a notion one day in October we were going to do this. I don’t know why it was in my mind that early. Then we kind of blew it off.’
“Then one day we were all there in the one room and I said we’ll have a go at this. We did one practice take and that was it. That was our second attempt. It was a case of everybody learn your lines, give it a go, loads of energy and plenty of smiles,”
If you still haven’t seen the video yet, then follow the link below to the original video. Make sure to give the boys a like and a follow to help their music journey take off.
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