John Lewis Christmas 2022 Announcement: Who Performs the Song, Mike Geier?

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The john lewis 2022 The Christmas announcement has arrived, giving us a heartwarming story – and yet another cover version we’ll all be singing along to for weeks.

This year’s campaign, titled The Beginner, shines a spotlight on children experienced in care, as it follows a man’s quest to connect with a teenage girl who is taken in by her family.

The soundtrack follows a long tradition of covers in John Lewis Christmas advertisements, which range from Sir Elton Johnfrom Your Song to The Beatles’ Golden Slumbers, Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know and last year’s effort, Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder’s Together In Electric Dreams.

What music is featured in this year’s ad? Here’s what you need to know…

Who is Mike Geier, the lead singer of John Lewis’ 2022 Christmas commercial?

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad features a take on the pop-punk favorite All the small things.

The version in the commercial is by American singer and actor Mike Geier, who is best known for his alter ego, the melancholic clown Puddles Pity Party.

Geier, 58, has been performing in bands since the 90s – including Elvis Presley tribute band Kingsized – but rose to prominence as the Puddles in 2013, after recording a cover of Lorde’s Royals with the collective Musical Postmodern Jukebox by Scott Bradlee.

Mike Geier is best known for his alter ego Puddles Pity Party (Photo: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

This version has had over 32 million views on YouTube, with Lorde saying it was her favorite cover of the track.

Geier has since toured as the Puddles – including dates in the UK, US, Australia and Belgium – and brought the sad clown to the America’s Got Talent stage in 2017.

In this case, Puddles – who first wowed the judges with a Sia’s Chandelier cover – reached the quarter-finals, only for his Royals cover to get the dreaded Simon Cowell buzzer.

More recently, the character appeared in residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, as well as in an episode of Roseanne’s spin-off The Conners.

Who originally sang All The Small Things?

All The Small Things was originally a hit for the American pop-punk band Blink 182.

Their version of the song was released in late 1999, reaching number six on the US Billboard Chart and doing even better in the UK, where it reached number two in March 2000.

The track – from the band’s album Enema Of The State – has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK, being certified double platinum – despite being one of the UK’s biggest singles. best-selling in the United States in 2000, rising to over half a million. copies.

Blink 182 – with members Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker – have sold over 55 million albums worldwide, with their other hits including What’s My Age Again?, The Rock Show, I Miss You, Feeling This and Always.

Blink 182
Blink 182 hits the road next year with its original line-up (Photo: Blink 182)

They have undergone a line-up change in recent years, with DeLonge being replaced by Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba – but recently announced they are reuniting to record new well as a world tour from March 2023 which includes UK dates in Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester and London.

The group’s reunion with the full line-up comes at an exciting time for its members: Travis recently married reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, and Mark was given the green light from cancer.

The bass-player announced he was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma in June 2021and months later he revealed he had got the green light.

The bass-player announced he was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma in June 2021and months later he revealed he had got the green light.

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