- 02 Dec 19
The Waterford band are bowing out in style with a feel-good charity single.
Following the release of their long-awaited debut album, Can't Stop Or Rewind, last year, Chimpanbee have returned with a Christmas charity single, 'This One's From Me'. Taking to social media, the Waterford band revealed that the track "will also be the last ever Chimpanbee release as we arrive at the end of an era."
Proceeds from 'This One's From Me' will be donated to the Tinteán Housing Association, which provides accommodation and support for homeless women and families in Waterford. The song is also being released as the anthem for BuskAid 2019 – Ireland's first city-wide busking festival for charity. Founded by Tadhg Williams, BuskAid takes place across Waterford city on December 21, and has raised over €15,000 for Tinteán since its inaugural year in 2016.
This year's BuskAid Anthem 🎅 This One's from Me by Chimpanbee in aid of our charity partners, Tintean Housing Association ❤ Listen, share, download, donate 👊https://t.co/Pwo302AfJi
— BuskAid Waterford 🎅🎸 (@BuskAidLive) December 1, 2019
Ahead of the city-wide busk, Chimpanbee are set to to headline BuskAid's Live & Loud gig on December 14, at Electric Avenue, Waterford.
A Very Chimpanbee Viking Christmas
Chimpanbee met Rebecca to talk about the BuskAid - Live & Loud 2019 event happening on the 14th in Electric Avenue <3
This will be a very special charity event , the guys are also releasing a single to raise more funds for the wonderful cause @buskaid <3
Lets raise awarness and raise the roof on the 14 th of December 2019
Giving is the true meaning of chrismas
lets make it a charitable one this year.
Take a look at the christmas traditions these guys share in the video
Do you have any you would like to share with us?
Posted by Viking Promotions on Friday, November 22, 2019
Although packed with plenty of feel-good energy, dance floor-filling groove and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, 'This One's From Me' is nonetheless a bittersweet release from the Waterford band, as their final single. Shortly after the release of their debut album last year, Chimpanbee's keyboard player, Damien O'Brien, died after an assault in Waterford, aged 28.
In his seven star review of Can't Stop Or Rewind, Hot Press's Edwin McFee noted that "the inspired mix of ghostly vocals and atmospheric keyboards underlines Chimpanbee's huge potential."
Get in the festive spirit and listen to 'This One's From Me' below: