SOUTHAMPTON man Craig Davis along with his partner Emma Leeke are vying for the Christmas number one spot with a catchy self-penned number called Hoof on the Roof.

Drummer, Craig Davis originally from Eastleigh, and Piano teacher, Emma Leeke, otherwise known as the Hooves, are hoping to break into the charts with their songwriting debut about Santa, Christmas Eve, dreams and wishes.

The single was mastered at London’s famous Abbey Road studios and features St Davids mayor, Mike Chant, and other local musicians, as well as Craig, 34, on drums and vocals and Emma, 31, on keyboard.

The Hooves have entered the song into the official charts and it is available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play.

“We wrote it over the past year,” said Craig, who also plays in Ska band Sorted. “The idea just popped into my head in the kitchen one day.

“We wrote it because we think it would be nice to have a Christmas song as the Christmas number one. The last time this happened was in 2004 with Band Aid 20.

“We think our song stands a good chance against some of the biggest names in pop music.”

The song is currently getting airtime on several internet radio stations and the music video on YouTube has been viewed more than 2,500 times.

“We’ve had good feedback and good support from local musicians,” said Craig.

“Hopefully soon we will get airtime on local and national FM radio stations. We just need to get everyone behind us and with enough noise, maybe we’ll even get played on Radio 1.

“A Christmas number one would be amazing. You never know Christmas miracles do happen.”

You can see the Hoof on the Roof video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyCCztVH7EM.