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  I sing on The Darkness' new single
Updated 24 November 2003, 08.42
The Darkness
Ruby and her school choir sing on The Darkness' new single Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End).

Here she reports on what it was like recording the song at Abbey Road studios and what she said when she met the band on set of the video.

"Myself and 12 others were called to our music teacher's office but we had no idea what they wanted to talk about.

They gave us a letter - and when we opened those letters we were really shocked - they were slips for our parents to sign giving us permission to sing on the Christmas single for The Darkness.

We were shocked! The Darkness had just gone big and we were like WOW!

I liked them from when I first heard I Believe in a Thing Called Love and I like them because they're really mad and crazy and they've got their own style.

So we went off to Abbey Road recording studios for the day. We learnt our part, practiced it so it was spot on and then recorded it with a harmony - but the band weren't there.

We shot the video too

Ruby
Ruby
A few weeks later we went to a studio to record the video - it was really good fun because The Darkness were there.

We chatted to them and they were really nice. I asked them what it was like performing at Reading and opening Glastonbury and they said it was good.

In the video we appear with the band as a group of carol singers.

We're dressed up in winter clothes but it was really hot filming under the bright lights - we were on set for a whole day.

I might get recognised!

I really hope Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) goes to number one - it's a bit different because it's not cheesy, it's rock music.

It's really exciting to think that we're going to be seen by millions of people and especially as it looks like the song is heading for the Christmas number one.

But I'm not sure people will recognise me because we're wearing hats, but I suppose it might happen! "

Ruby, 13, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College


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