"I'm really proud of the notoriety he's bringing to Winnipeg. He's managed to touch something deep. And I think the fact that it's all home made is something people really appreciate."
There's no stopping drummer boy Sean Quigley. The 17-year-old YouTube star took his music to downtown Winnipeg this afternoon in support of Siloam Mission
It was quite a mob scene at The Bay downtown as hundreds gathered to watch him perform his Little Drummer Boy
song live. Fans of all ages also lined up for autographs.
"He's local, he's Canadian, he's cute and we love him. We hope he does really well," enthused one young female fan.
The Bay is selling their Canadian Olympic Red Mittens at two pairs for
$15 and encouraging people to donate the second pair to Siloam Mission.
These are the red mittens Quigley wore in his now-famous music video.
the mitts," he said. "In Winnipeg winters, people need mitts. And if
me being here is going to give a bunch of mitts to a bunch of people,
it's a no-brainer to go ahead and do it."
Quigley released his version of The Little Drummer Boy
on YouTube on November 30. He played all the instruments, sang the
vocals, recorded, shot, directed and edited the video. It has now
attracted almost 1.4 million views.
He is currently in studio recording original material.
Pictured above, Sean Quigley in his signature shorts, addressing the crowd after performing Little Drummer Boy (CBC)