A COMEDIAN from Pendle is the driving force behind a campaign to propel a 1960s surf-rock novelty song to the Christmas top spot.
Inspired by the cult animated TV show Family Guy, Matt Whistler said he and a group of friends decided to make a video to put some weight behind a campaign to get The Trashmen’s 1964 hit ‘Surfin’
Bird’ to number one in the UK singles chart.
The clip, which sees him dancing through the snow-covered streets of Brighton, dressed in a festive red and white thong, bra and Santa hat combo, has made him an internet sensation, getting an
impressive 120,000 hits since it was uploaded to YouTube on December 3.
Matt, 38, a former Brierfield schoolboy, said he believed the song, also featured in Vietnam war film Full Metal Jacket, will prove popular enough to keep X Factor winner Matt Cardle off the
Christmas top spot.
It has also been championed by Radio One DJ Scott Mills and is seen by the bookies as the most significant opposition.
Matt, an actor, comic, stuntman, writer and presenter now based in Brighton, said his latest filmmaking exploits started when he had to cut short a trip to London due to the bad weather.
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