Highgate schoolchildren feature in Christmas music video by ‘Perfect’ chart-topper and Fairground Attraction band member Mark Nevin

Mark Nevin and children from Highgate. Picture: Yorgo Lycouria

Mark Nevin and children from Highgate. Picture: Yorgo Lycouria - Credit: Archant

Dozens of Highgate schoolchildren playing musical instruments feature in a hit songwriter’s music video for his Christmas single.

Mark Nevin, who wrote the chart-topper Perfect while a member of the band Fairground Attraction in the 1980s, has filmed the video for his latest single, Christmas Cake, entirely in Highgate.

The 54-year-old, of Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, was inspired to write his take on a Christmas favourite after seeing a window display at Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End.

Schoolchildren, most of them from St Michael’s Church of England Primary in North Road, play a variety of musical instruments in St Augustine’s Church, Archway Road.

Two of Mark’s sons, Gabriel, nine, and Stanley, eight, who attend St Michael’s, play guitar and piano in the video.


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Mr Nevin, who works as a psychotherapist, said: “Highgate has such an unusually Christmas card feel to it.

“For the children involved, I hope they can look back on this one day when they’re older.”

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