Ruairi McSorley – or Frostbit Boy as he is better known – is releasing a charity single, with all proceeds going to Brainwaves!
Ruairi first gained his cult hero status when he appeared on a UTV Live News broadcast on January 13th 2015, on a snow day, in which he appeared on our screens rushing for a school bus, uttering those now famous words ‘Sure you wouldn’t be long getting frostbit, would you?’
The clip went viral all over the world, and was shared by multiple news and social media sites and tv shows, racking up millions of views.
Enter BBC and TV3 Presenter Ande Gray – also Owner and Artistic Director of NiStars, who had seen Ruairi’s success at a time when he was working on a project entitled Songs For Anna – a project set up in the name of Anna Guest, a 14 year old Brain tumour sufferer from Newtownards, County Down.
Songs for Anna was set up to give Anna, a former winner of the Citybeat young star search, and her friends an outlet to look at the positives in life and to distract from the illness. Ande contacted Ruairi and after explaining the project to him, Ruairi agreed to sing on the Songs For Anna Charity album, available now on iTunes, and to have a single released as part of the PR for it.
The Girl For Me, as well as all tracks on the Songs For Anna Album, were written by Belfast based Singer/Songwriter Paddy McBride, and were recorded and produced at Belfast’s Redbox Recording studio, by one of Ireland’s best known music producers, Cormac O’Kane.
The music video, produced by NiStars, features Ruairi on the hunt for the perfect woman, and was filmed across the country – with clips being shot in Belfast, Crossgar, Moneyreagh, Ruairi’s hometown Park, and also Newtownards, where Ruairi hopped into bed with 40 year old Elaine McCann to film the ‘morning after the night before’ section of the video. The girl Ruairi ends up with in the video is 17 year old singing sensation Kirstin Aston, who also performs on the Songs For Anna album.
Brainwaves is Anna’s chosen charity, and through various efforts, including a gala ball at Stormont hotel, the project has already donated £5000 to the charity.
The Girl For Me was released on all digital download platforms, including iTunes, on January 13th 2016, priced at just 79p. It’s already got number 1 in the Irish iTunes Country Charts and Number 2 in the UK! Plus the video has had a massive five million combined views!
IOS iTunes: The Girl for Me – Single by Ruairi McSorley
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