Watch a video of The Fire Tones’ cover of the Band Aid classic, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’. The group are currently in the running to be the Christmas Number One, with sales of the single going to The Fire Fighters Charity and The Band Aid Charity Trust.

Filmed and recorded during a 12-hour session in the BIMM music college in Birmingham in October, the video stays true to the original spirit of the Band Aid video, which came out in 1984. Soloists, duets and trios recreate iconic moments, before the 40-strong ensemble of singers from around the country takes to the college’s main stage for the song’s climax.

A group of singing firefighters have released their own version of Band Aid’s iconic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ – are hoping to top the charts this Christmas. The single from band The Fire Tones, which is officially released today [Friday, Dec 30] has received support from Band Aid founders Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as well as the seal of approval from PM Teresa May. And organiser and veteran firefighter Chris Birdsell-Jones, 50, said bookies have slashed odds on the feel-good festive tune making it to the top of the charts this Christmas. Chris, from Welshpool, Wales, said: “To have the support of somebody like Sir Bob Geldof is remarkable. The song is so poignant.