johnny daukes

music and songs for film and tv

Jingle Bells

The Xmas party scene in ‘Finding Your Feet’ needed a well known festive tune performed in an up-tempo style. I recorded and mixed the track as if it were for a 50’s American TV special…I kept imagining Elvis miming to it on a palm-fringed beach. Christine Lockhart’s vocal has the sweetness and joie de vivre of Doris Day and the track (weirdly) has a slight Calypso edge. The addition of a children’s choir (actually my 2 daughters multi-tracked) and sleigh bells does the rest. The track was mastered using vintage tape emulation to complete the sense of period authenticity.

original track – no dialogue