UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Christmas at Home ... well at Fred’s House

Singer-songwriter Vikki Gavin, from Hemel Hempstead, and her band Fred’s House are getting in the festive spirit after releasing a Christmas Single last week and now we can show you their official music video.

Christmas at Home was released on Monday and features Hemel’s very own Vikki leading the vocals.

Hemel singer-songwriter Vikki Gavin with her band Fred's House

Hemel singer-songwriter Vikki Gavin with her band Fred's House

Having released their debut album, Bonnie & Clyde, to much acclaim in April this year, the frequently touring band put together what is described as a ‘joyously warm and festive four minutes’.

Christmas at Home sees the band continue to nurture their own personal brand of folk and classic rock, this time with an added yuletide twist.

“We never set out to record a Christmas single as such; we just happened to write a song about how difficult it was when we didn’t see our families for quite a few years at Christmas, yet all we wanted was to spend the big day with them,” explained co-singer-songwriter Griff Jameson.

“We were both working on pantos, Griff never actually saw his family four Christmases in a row,” says his fiancée Vikki.

It’s been a sensational year for the five-piece. With their debut album becoming a hit with both fans and critics alike, 2014 has seen them tour all over the UK taking in venues everywhere from Stroud to Cardiff to Derby, including a host of established festivals and frequently selling out in their hometown.

Not ones to rest on their success, the band – which also features lead guitarist Lachlan Golder, bassist Gafyn Jameson and drummer Paul Richards, have already started studio sessions for their second album.

In the meantime, both new listeners and their ever-expanding audience can enjoy Christmas at Home, a welcome addition to the band’s already outstanding repertoire.

To download the track go to SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/fredshouse-1/christmas-at-home/s-8SMaX