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Right Arrow Daryll lights up Christmas with a song
04 December 2014 at 10:53
An operating theatre is the usual stage for Daryll Nesmejanow but this Christmas it’s his singing talent that’s in the limelight.

For the 42-year-old singer and guitarist has written and recorded his own song to sit along
side classics like Do They Know It’s Christmas and Fairy Tale of New York.

“People kept saying to me I should record a Christmas song, so I thought ‘why not’,” said Daryll, who is an operating department practitioner (ODP) at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

ODPs are an important part of the operating department team working with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses to help ensure every operation is as safe and effective as possible

As well as writing and performing Light up My Christmas, Daryll also made an accompanying video.

“It was mostly filmed at home and took me a couple of weeks to do,” said Daryll, who is keeping under wraps how he choreographed a backing group of singing presents. “It was done with special Christmas magic,” he says.

“People I work with have been very supportive – some have even bought it! In fact, I’ve been overwhelmed by the response.”

Daryll, a father-of-two from Swinley Lane, Wigan, has been singing since he was 14 and been in various bands. His current band, The Ravadas, is in the process of auditioning a new drummer for the New Year.

Light up My Christmas is available to downloaded on iTunes, listened to for free at SoundCloud and watched at YouTube, or put “Nezmo” into any internet search engine.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trust has a budget of £186m and employs 3,600 staff. In 2013/14, we saw 248,102 outpatients; treated 61,096 inpatients; made 305,750 community care contacts outside hospital; supported the birth of 2,766 babies; and attended to 95,146 urgent care cases.