Harri Larkin and Sam Scherdel‘s version of the much loved Christmas classic opened the BBC Introducing Sheffield show and then closed it the following week.
The duo only met on the day they had to record the song.
Harri and Sam’s live performance of ‘Fairytale of New York’ is simply beautiful with its gentle piano melody and outstanding vocals from Sam, in addition to that their arrangement of the classic song also delivers the haunting sound of the violin and wonderful harmonies from Harri and Sam.
Sam Scherdel was born in South Yorkshire and based in Sheffield.
Hook laden, energetic and soulful songwriter Sam Scherdel has been penning music since his early teens.
With his gravelly voice contributing to his unique blueprint; his music is never too far strayed from the ‘Britpop’ resonances that were the background of his youth.
Having began releasing his own music in 2022 following a partnership working with Aidan Thomspon (Steelworks Studios/Alvarez Kings) he proceeded to release three new singles which have caused a stir within the industry.
He now returns with a live show stronger than ever featuring a full band. Recent live performances bagged some coveted festival slots across the UK sharing bills with Anne Marie, Stereophonics and Jake Bugg.
Future singles are due to land in February and April, with an album of material in production and due for completion in Spring 2023. He is looking to a very bright future.
The track has been added to The official Amazing Radio Christmas 2022 playlist & made track one of the RGM Spotify playlist.
RGM magazine printed an article saying how this is their top choice for Christmas number one.