Dalton Harris may well have the coveted Christmas number one spot in his hands after winning The X Factor at the weekend – but it could be in the paws of Street Cat Bob with your help.
Britain’s favourite streetwise street cat has starred on the big screen while his tail has been told in many a bestselling book, but now he and multi-talented owner James Bowen have penned two songs in aid of The Big Issue Foundation, our charitable arm.
In an exclusive interview with The Big Issue, James talks us through And Then Came Bob and Time To Move On.
The Big Issue: Tell us about the new single, James!
James Bowen:Time To Move On is a song about sleeping rough. I wrote it with Henry Facey, who is my guitarist. He is a busker, so I’ve been out with him a few times and we were playing around Covent Garden when we wrote it. I’m very proud of the song. It has come out so beautifully. The police always say, ‘Time To Move On’ and kick people out of doorways. So this is a very personal song. You can hear that, right to the last line, about walking through the night until the dawn when you can sleep safely. I am so proud of it.