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Paul DeMarco-“Santa Are you vaxxed?”

Review by Patrick Joseph

“Santa Are you vaxxed?” is a rocking, tongue-in-cheek song with tons of sass and energy. The rock n’ roll-crooner vibe is played to perfection by deMarco, who sells this song from start to finish. The rhythm section creates a timeless groove with momentum and an edge. Guitar fills add ornamentation on top of a smooth and deliberate underlayer. The uplifting sound of this song is undeniable.

Lyrically, “Santa Are you vaxxed?” is topical and humorous.

“Santa, are you vaxxed?...

And are you wearing your bright red mask.”

These are the rhetorical questions that will have you chuckling in your egg nog while deMarco and the band cook up the good stuff.

“Hope you wash your hands, and avoid the cookies,

Germs are everywhere, spray a little Lysol in the air.”

deMarco adds a little comedy to the modern tragedy, a perfect vibe for this holiday season.

The “Santa Are you vaxxed?” arrangement makes it instantly fun. The gritty sound of the rhythm section matches the rollicking tempo perfectly. A gang-vocal section brings this song to life, while a guitar solo adds vitality. The overall combination of sounds gives this song a winning feeling. Fun lyrics and a groove with swagger make deMarco’s “Santa Are you vaxxed?” an instant holiday classic.


About Paul deMarco

Paul deMarco is a singer/songwriter from Anglesey in North Wales with over 25 years of experience performing, writing, and recording music both as a solo performer and member of the group Gumshaw, the Ebenezer Chapter band project and currently of The Bassmen, and writing and producing for Southern rock band Blackwater Lake.

Performing live led Paul to share the stage with a diverse range of artists, from Ed Sheeran's co-writer Amy Wadge to Jan Akkerman and from Budgie to Henry Priestman from the Christians. Co-writing with songwriters worldwide has enhanced Pauls's songwriting, and always brings his best to every co-write. Modern technology means he has been able to write with writers in Nashville and learn from the best, and being part of Clay Mills SongTown has led to some great co-writes leading to sync placement. 2 songs written on a song writing retreat run by over Novello winner Chris Difford from the band Squeeze, will be featured on an upcoming album to be mastered at the legendary Abbey Road. The writing retreats also led to co-writes with great writers like Jeff Cohen, Bill Lloyd, and David Wilcox.

l has been writing music for sync as a solo composer, with other writers, and part of the DOL writing team with award-winning writers Bill O'Hanlon and Lucy LeBlanc. When not writing, gigging, or streaming gigs live on Facebook, Paul is working with young people who find school a challenge, using music to build confidence and channel frustration, sharing the power of songwriting—also inspiring the next generation of Rock stars at The Rock Project. As well as performing and teaching, Paul is producing demos for songwriters all over the world and producing his own music. Paul combines his wide range of tastes to create a melting pot of styles that make him truly unique.

For more information on Paul, please visit his website.

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