You’ve never seen ‘Little Drummer Boy’ performed quite like this
Since it was popularized in the 1950s, the Christmas carol “Little Drummer Boy” has been performed by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and David Bowie, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more. It’s a sweet, beloved classic that tells the story of a little boy who was invited to go see baby Jesus but had nothing to offer as a gift except his drumming.
But in all of the renditions of this song, there’s never been one quite like this.
For King & Country’s live performance of “Little Drummer Boy” takes the carol to a whole other level. If you like big sound and big drums and big lights, this will be a treat for you.
(And if anyone knows what that funky accordion-piano instrument the lead singer plays is, do tell.)
For King & Country (stylized as “for KING & COUNTRY”) is a Christian rock duo from Australia composed of two brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone, who we see singing lead here. The platinum-selling duo have won four Grammy awards for their music. Their Christmas album, appropriately titled “Drummer Boy Christmas,” also includes other classics such as “Joy to the World,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” as well as two original songs.
If you’d like to hear the studio version of the duo’s “Little Drummer Boy,” here’s the official music video for it. No flashing lights for this one, but it does include an actual little drummer boy:
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