South Dublin County Councillor Releases Christmas Single

Hot on the heels of his bid for Eurovision glory one South Dublin County Councillor is aiming for his very own Christmas number 1 with his new single.

The brand new original single, Christmas Kiss, is an ode to family and friends during the holiday season according to writer and singer councillor Trevor Gilligan.

He said: “Writing a Christmas song is every songwriters dream. It’s not easy. ‘Christmas Kiss’ may not be up there with ‘Wham!’ or ‘Paul McCartney’, but for a first attempt, it ain’t bad and I’m proud of it. I suppose it’s my way of wishing my friends and family a Happy Christmas.”

The Clondalkin man decided to pursue his passion for music earlier this year and has already amassed more than 7,000 views on his YouTube channel.

His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Oasis and he likens his sound to Calvin Harris.

The busy county councillor will release his first studio album, helloWorld, next week and is looking forward to hearing feedback from listeners and growing his fanbase.

He said: “It’s a great album, nice chords, catchy hooks and lyrics. I’m happy that I have finally released an album which, I have been writing for a few years now and something that I would not be satisfied with until it was complete.”

You can hear the catchy single Christmas Kiss here: