Beating the blues at Christmas

Sofia Vago and Bomar Faery
Sofia Vago and Bomar Faery
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Two Sheffield musicians have come with their own answer to Christmas songs on repeat driving people crazy – and all in a good cause.

Bomar Faery, frontman of Faerground Accidents, and Sofia Vago, singer with Lazuli, have penned their own festive ditty, All I Want This Christmas is Diazepam.

Faery says: “It’s a bit like Fairytale Of New York, in that it’s a domestic dispute duet.

“I felt like a lot of Christmas songs are delusionally happy, when what often seems to happen at Christmas is drunken arguments with family members you avoid for the rest of the year.”

The song has also been made into a video and features a team of people – including producers, artists, make-up experts and musicians.

And with thanks to The Washington pub in Sheffield city centre, they even had a place to shoot the video.

Faery says: “We want to thank all the people who helped us.”

The single will be released on Bandcamp and YouTube at the end of this week.

Donations will be given to the Shoebox Appeal to help the homeless.

Vago says: “We are asking people to give as much as they can because its going to a great cause and Christmas is really about giving, and not Diazepam.”