Scarborough's singing postie delivers a special Christmas message to postal workers

Scarborough postman Luke Barker of the band Light Bulb dedicates his song 'For Christmas' to all postal workers and delivery key workers who work tirelessly over the winter period.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 5:58 pm
Singing Postman Luke and his guitar on North Bay.

Luke originally wrote the song in December 2019 for the Royal Mail Sing into Christmas competition and won two prizes. Since its release on December 5 the song's video has had more than 3000 views on YouTube after only 48 hours, and received great support from the local community.

Luke said: ‘Walking about you can really feel an air of gloom after the awful year we’ve had. I’m hoping this might spread a little Christmas cheer’.

The song brings together the difficulties of a postal worker at this time of year along with the childhood joy of Christmas. The song and video were produced at Beckview Studio, which is a local recording studio and feature local music teacher Adam Carpenter on keyboard and drums and Luke’s young children singing backing vocals.

The song has been well received by local posties and regional Royal Mail managers.

Duncan MacDermott, Scarborough delivery office manager said 'It's very catchy and deserves to be a hit'.

Luke has been a postman for 15 years, he formed the band Light Bulb in 2019 and despite the restrictions faced with Covid has released three songs this year. His debut single Sweet Home, was released in February 2020. His third release Dark Times, written in response to the pandemic, is to feature on Sound of Scarborough’s next compilation album exploring the theme of survival which is due for release on December 19.

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Luke sings a festive song on North Bay with a little help from his son Callum.

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