Latest artist to hit the Christmas trail is blue eyed soul singer JACK MOSBACHER. We were impressed by Jack earlier this year when he released an intriguing EP tribute to one of his soul heroes … David Ruffin. The EP ‘WhyNot’ featured four rare Ruffin songs. That was followed by a great rendition of the Zutons’ ‘Valerie’ which won plenty of US airplay.

And now Jack offers  four Christmas standards on ‘Christmas In California’. The songs are the heartbreaking ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ (both offered with simple but effective piano accompaniment), a breezy, poppy ‘White Christmas’ and an imaginative ukulele-led ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ .

In truth there’s nothing revolutionary here – but that’s not the point. Jack says: “This time of year, I feel particularly grateful for family, friends and music. I hope you will listen to it with the people you love – and that you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it. We just want to share joy through the music”

JACK MOSBACHER. ‘Christmas In California’… out now