1990 – Today

Colin, over 2 decades, writes a back catalogue of 80 songs.


November 2018

Colin is inspired to write the song Warm Hearts.


 December 2018

John considers the process of releasing a Christmas song.

Colin supports Shorthouse by providing songs to Robert McLaughlin, Dominic Hardy and Elaine Shorthouse.


January 2019

Initial Christmas song planning session.


February 2019

Song melody and harmony finalisation.



March 2019

Warm Hearts collective established (Shorthouse band & Colin with guest vocalist Charlotte).


April 2019

Campaign discussions begin with Claire.

Establishment of the media and marketing strategy.


May 2019

Track laid down and produced by Gracenote studio.

We are Warm Hearts campaign begins.

Design process and artwork created.


June 2019

Social media channels established.


July 2019

Full Warm Hearts promotion team established (Shorthouse band, Colin, Charlotte, John, Claire, Grace, Heather and Jane).

First videos and pictures begin to arrive.

Partnership with HIT Scotland launched.



August 2019

Website launch.

Check back here regularly, for news, updates and stories as we do our best to make Warm Hearts the Christmas number one single for 2019!












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