Jasmine Gardiner

Local teenager the voice behind ‘supporting local businesses’ this Christmas Jasmine Gardiner (14) from Coleraine has worked with independent Coffee Chain Ground Espresso Bars to record an original compilation of Christmas favourite ‘Let it Snow’ which was written in 1945 by composer/songwriter Jule Styne and lyricist/songwriter Sammy Cahn.

This song was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe and released in 1946. “Let It Snow” became a huge hit, so much so that it inspired other artists to record it. Jasmine now joins singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jessica Simpson and Michael Buble who have all covered this festive tune.

Speaking about the experience Jasmine said, “I love to sing and I’ve always loved this song. I’m really excited about seeing the finished video. I really enjoyed the experience”

What’s even more impressive is that Jasmine recorded the track in less than an hour. The original composition was created by Richard Campbell from LSFX Productions. Richard commented “Jasmine is a natural. We’d set aside a whole day to lay down the vocal track and work with Jasmine but after a quick warm up we laid the track down in about 30 minutes. We’re very happy with the results.

Although only 14 years old Jasmine has performed on stage in a wide variety of roles including Annie with Riverside Youth Theatre, Beauty and The Beast with Belfast School Of Performing Arts. She is playing the role of Little Inez in Hairspray this January with Ballywillan Drama Group.

The song will feature in a Christmas video being launched this month by Ground Espresso Bars, who hope to rival large retailers with a warm and engaging, grassroots Christmas video featuring in excess of 40 customers, friends and family and aims to encourage Northern Ireland consumers to shop local this festive session.

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