Last Christmas, FM’s creative keyboard wiz Jem Davis launched his solo project under the playful moniker of Pepperkid2 with what he calls ‘a portion of Christmas fabulousity’ – his track and video for ‘Something Gotta Give’.
It began the journey into Pepperland and towards his imaginative, melodic and musically diverse solo album, ‘Adventures in Pepperland’, released 12th November 2021.
“This was the start of the Pepperkid2 Project,” reflects Jem, “and we released this last Christmas, but too last minute I felt for everyone to appreciate!
“I’m really proud of this vid: Gabriel Hymen did a brilliant job putting it all together so quickly for me. I added it as the bonus track on the album ‘Adventures in Pepperland’
The track features the stupendous vocals and lyrics of Mike Dyer (of Grand Slam), with additional vocals from Jessie, Florence and Phoenix Dyer. All music was written, performed, and produced by Jem Davis, with additional guitar by the amazing Jim Kirkpatrick.
The video has some déjà vu and added poignancy a year later, as Christmas 2021 approaches, with satirical shots of Boris Johnson proclaiming pandemic advice and lockdown rules, shots of cityscapes, handwashing and masks, plus shots of Mike Dyer by the Houses of Parliament, out & about, & at home with his family.
It’s a Christmas gift from Pepperkid2: “Wishing one and all a very Merry Crimbo and a well-peppered New Year!!!”
Download the single: here
‘Adventures of Pepperland‘ is now available on all digital platforms and will be available in shops Friday 17th December.
Pre-order the physical album: here