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Teacher pop duo Disco Mister try for Christmas No 1

They sneaked into the charts last summer with their World Cup song: now a teacher duo from York are at it again with a tune that they hope will be a challenger for chart supremacy this Christmas.

Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, aka Disco Mister, who teach at Huntington School in York, released their England World Cup single Bring It Home in July.

It became Amazon’s most downloaded song written for the 2014 tournament, beating the likes of Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker’s attempt, which was subsequently dropped by the Football Association.

Buoyed by their success, the pair have decided to take on the usual contenders for the Christmas top spot, challenging the X Factor winner’s single and the latest release of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? with their own effort, Everybody Dance (Happy Christmas).

“We love Christmas as a time of year and we thought it would be a great opportunity to raise money," Mr Parmiter said.

All proceeds from the single will go towards helping a primary school be built in Kenya, Africa. 








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