A NEW Christmas single from a Falmouth singer-songwriter has been announced as being released later on this month.

The upcoming single 'I Love Christmastime' from Falmouth singer-songwriter The Gleeman, will be released one month before the big day on November 25.

In the spirit of singers such as Don McLean, Robin Gibb and Billy Joel, The Gleeman’s voice is described as taking listeners back to an era gone by, and the vocals in this song are sure to stir up memories of childhood glee every festive season.

The Gleeman grew up in the small West Cornish town of Helston, a short drive west of Falmouth, where his early passion for music saw him move through the ranks from the recorder to guitar to the school choir, and cornet in the local brass band.

He was influenced by his love of piano men such as Billy Joel and Elton John, but was more a child of ‘80s pop, from Adam & the Ants to Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and via Queen on to the ‘90s bastions of Britpop.

The Gleeman said: "There is nothing as heart-warming as witnessing the wonder on a child's face at Christmas – we all connect with that feeling.

"Leaving out mince pies & carrots, struggling to sleep through excitement, listening for the faintest sound of sleigh bells.

"I Love Christmastime" takes us all back to that childhood innocence and reminds us of the joys of Christmas, no matter our age."

The Gleeman is set to release his debut album ‘Something to Say’ in 2023.