Hitchin composer’s ‘Evil Tory theme tune’ inspired by David Cameron humming outside Downing Street goes viral on Facebook

Chris Hollis (right) used Prime Minister David Cameron's humming outside 10 Downing Street for inspi

Chris Hollis (right) used Prime Minister David Cameron's humming outside 10 Downing Street for inspiration. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A composer who made a spoof ‘evil Tory theme tune’ after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron began humming to himself in the wake of his resignation speech has seen his Facebook post go viral.

Chris Hollis reflects on the response to his 'evil Tory theme tune' on Facebook.

Chris Hollis reflects on the response to his 'evil Tory theme tune' on Facebook. - Credit: Archant

Chris Hollis was working at his Hitchin studio on Monday night when he heard about Mr Cameron’s speech outside 10 Downing Street announcing Theresa May would be his successor.

Mr Cameron forgot to turn off his microphone as he headed back inside number 10, and could be heard humming ‘doo doo, doo doo’ followed by a ‘right’.

Chris, who lives in Hitchin and is originally from Stevenage, decided to make an impromptu recording based on the PM’s humming and posted it on his Facebook profile.

In less than two days it has been viewed more than one million times and had 5,500 shares – with many more views via video sharing website YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpUkZiGzck

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“Everything was still set up in my studio when I heard his little ditty and I thought that’s the sort of thing that is going to go viral,” said the 34-year-old.

“So I thought why not do something myself before I leave? It took me about 10 minutes.

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“My Facebook feed has been full of people despairing and moaning about Brexit so, politics aside, I wanted to do something funny and light-hearted.”

Chris – a guitarist in the local music scene with The Over Everythings, Traitors and Spandex Ballet, but who is also well-known for his time in Frog Stupid – has since had interviews with Sky News, TalkSport and the Press Association.

Reflecting on the reaction his post has had, Chris added: “I never thought it would get this big and I’d be on the news!”

For more from Chris visit chrishollis.co.uk.

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