Kettering pair Clap for the NHS with a twist in cover song tribute

Jemma and Sam covered Queen's Radio GaGa to thank the NHS

By Phoebe Radford
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 5:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 5:44 pm
Jemma and Sam have paid tribute to the NHS with a cover of Queen's Radio GaGa
Jemma and Sam have paid tribute to the NHS with a cover of Queen's Radio GaGa

Two friends from Kettering have covered Queen's Radio GaGa with a twist to pay tribute to the NHS.

In a hilarious video, Jemma Cox and Sam Wykes sing along with their own lyrics including "Stay at home, like Boris said, don't go outside to see your friends," and "Everybody, clap for our heroes, clap for our heroes".

Jemma said: "It's not really unusual for us to do silly videos.

"With everything going on, we just wanted a way to connect and do something silly and make people laugh and smile.

"We came across the Freddie Mercury song and connected it with the NHS and clapping for the NHS which has been amazing, and it ran from there."

Jemma said she and Sam then realised they could recreate a Freddie Mercury costume quite easily and then started a group message with lots of their family and friends to get them to dress up and join in the video.

Jemma said family and friends in Kettering, London, Scotland and even Australia all took part and sent videos of themselves dressed up and singing along.

She said: "We didn't have to do much roping in! They didn't really question it.

"It was done in about 48 hours and in that 48 hour it was just amazing, every time family or friends sent a video everyone was beside themselves laughing.

"It was a really fun weekend."

Jemma is a florist and Sam is key worker teaching assistant at Millbrook School.

While Jemma said without any events happening at the moment, there is not much demand for event floristry, her house plants delivery, Martin and Cox Living Gifts, has been doing ok.

You can watch the pair's video here.