Siena Recording artist Jonathan Roy and Canadian Rock Icon Corey Hart have teamed up for a lively duet on the Chris Rea penned “Driving Home For Christmas.” This is the first Christmas recording Corey has appeared on since his classic live rendition of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” in 1985.
In addition to releasing the song today on all streaming services and digital download services, the pair have launched a video for the track produced and directed by the award winning Ben Knechtel.
Filmed in Bethany, Ontario, the MUSIC CLIP follows Jonathan as he hitches a ride after his car breaks down on a lonely backroad. He gets picked up by Corey who is on his way to buy a Christmas tree.
The two form a brotherly bond before Corey drops Jonathan off at his family’s home.
Watch “Driving Home For Christmas”
Jonathan Roy and Corey HART recorded “Driving Home For Christmas” in Toronto immediately following Hart’s induction on to Canada’s Walk Of Fame October 6.
Roy, who recently completed a tour of Southern Ontario with Burton Cummings, recently announced that his major label 9 track debut EP, Mr. Optimist Blues is scheduled for release on January 20, 2017.
The record features the Top 10 hit “Daniella Denmark”, which became a staple on Canadian radio this past spring and “You’re My Ace” which was a Top 5 smash in Quebec over the summer. Full details of the forthcoming single “Good Things” and the EP’s release will be announced in early January.
“I’ve had an incredibly exciting year traveling coast to coast across Canada to promote my music,” says Roy. “I met so many wonderful folks at radio & amazing fans at my live shows -I can’t wait for everyone to hear my new songs with the release of Mr. Optimist Blues.”
Jonathan Roy is the son of hockey legend Patrick Roy. Jonathan had grown up following in his father’s footsteps, playing goalie for the Quebec Ramparts but his true life calling was music.
In 2013, Roy was introduced to Canadian music icon Corey Hart who felt an immediate soulful connection to young Roy and soon thereafter signed him to his Siena Records label partnered with Warner Music Canada.