Spoof Band Aid video proves a hit with Sir Bob
ASALON that created a spoof Band Aid video has received approval from Sir Bob Geldof himself.
Jo Ferns Salon and Ruger Barber, who share a building on Oldham Road, Lydgate, joined forces to film their own version of Band Aid 30’s Do They Know it’s Christmas.
The video features all the staff as well as some customers and hopes to raise awareness of the Ebola crisis.
The video has already had more than 5,000 hits on YouTube – and has been retweeted by the official BandAid30 to its 26,000 Twitter followers.
Alan Beak, who owns Ruger Barbers with his brother Reece, said: “Sir Bob Geldof has seen it and he said he loves it more than the original!
“The more people who watch it the more awareness we can create and more money we can raise.”
Jo Ferns, who also owns salons in Chadderton and Ashton, added: “I was watching the new video and thought it wouldn’t be too hard to make our own.
I’ve worked in TV before as a make-up artist and have spent a lot of time on set and know how it all works.
“We wanted to do something that’s lots of fun but with a serious note so we put this together.
“This shows that the general public care too – not just the celebrities.” The video was filmed on set in Lydgate and was created by Manchesterbased Hartshead Productions.
Jo added: “We’re absolutely delighted with it.
“We sent it to Sir Bob by email and his manager rang and said he thought it was brilliant.
“I was a bit dubious about him seeing it but then they re-tweeted us so we’re right up there alongside the original.
“It’s amazing and just goes to show you don’t have to be famous to make a difference.”
Donations can be made at justgiving.com/jofernssalon.
To view the video search for Jo Ferns Salon on YouTube.
●● Hannah and Jo Ferns, Megan Buckley, Rachael Travis, Jonny Moss and Reece and Alan Beak who all feature in the spoof video