Holmes releases new video for ‘Mr Blue Sky’

To help promote his recent album of cover tunes, appropriately entitled ‘Covers’, singer-songwriter Holmes (aka Roy Shakked) has created a video for his a cappella re-working of the 1978 Electric Light Orchestra hit ‘Mr Blue Sky’.

“I’ve always thought this song lended itself for a Capella,” says Holmes. “And it was insanely fun to make. I stacked up over 30 of my voices on it.”

The video was created with a green screen in one afternoon in Holmes’s back yard in one afternoon.

In a year seemingly swamped with covers albums, Holmes’s ‘Covers’ – taking in works by ELO, Queen, Genesis and INXS is certainly one of the year’s most enjoyable. Read a review here.