Thanksgiving is behind us and we’re already mid-way through December… the holidays are officially among us! Feasts, wassailing, caroling, presents, and best of all, holiday music.
To kick off the season (and to prepare you for all of the festivities), we have created a collection of holiday music that is the perfect catalyst to get into the holiday state of mind. Grab the eggnog a little early and take a listen to these great Cyber PR® artists! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
In This Week’s Issue:
On the heels of an incredible performance at the Right 2 Rock charity event honoring “Little Steven” Van Zandt at the Hammerstein Ballroom alongside rock legends Bruce Springsteen, Dion, Elvis Costello, & Tom Morello, – acclaimed singing group THE MIDTOWN MEN are thrilled to announce the release of their holiday single, “All Alone On Christmas.”
The track is currently available for purchase at iTunes, and in light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, 100% of all digital download proceeds from “All Alone On Christmas” will go to the American Red Cross by THE MIDTOWN MEN to help aid in all relief efforts throughout the end of the year.
You Remind Me of Christmas is the debut single by 15 year oldsinger-songwriterNatalyaPhillips. ThisSanDiego native has developed an unmatched level of sophisti- cated songwriting skills, as well as a deep sense of vocal delivery. Her style is uniquely simple, yet vast in emo- tions and is bound to inspire and influence generations tocome.
You Remind Me of Christmas, is Natalya’s first contribution to the world of holiday classics. Thesingle was produced by Emmy© Award winner and two-time Grammy© nominee, composer/producer Allan Phillips. It features a soothing blend of acoustic guitars, ukulele, bass and accordion arranged in a pop/folk genre.
Song: Have Ur Selph a M3rry Lil Xmas
Despite his disability of being wheelchair-bound with ALS, Lee has managed to create music using a unique, painstaking method. Utilizing a computer and music notation software, he is able to compose using one finger and a touch pad. He’s created a truly unique rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Song: Carol of The Bells
“Carol of The Bells” is the debut single from Adelee & Gentry’s EP “Waiting For Christmas.” “Waiting For Christmas” is a unique, robust, and dramatic holiday album that takes the listener on a journey where stunningly beautiful harmonies blend effortlessly with powerful strings and percussion.
Songs: Happy Happy Happy New Year To You, Star Light Star Bright
Pat Canavan is an accomplished composer and singer with a vast catalogue consisting of over 300 titles in nearly every genre. Pat has written scores for radio and television commercials as well as award winning films. Over the course of his career Mr. Canavan has also been the front man for a variety of bands including U4EA, The Tundra, 600 and HERE. Check out his recording of “Star Light Star Bright” and “Happy Happy Happy New Year To You”.
Song: Strong Enough
Singer/songwriter Jodie Levinson, a native of the Garden State, has had a love for the performing arts for as long as she can remember. Jodie has worked with Producer Matt Pendergast (song remixer for artists including Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears & Ciara). Her song “Strong Enough” is amazing and great for the holiday spirit.
Songs: Ocho Kandelikas, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, I’ll be Home for Christmas
The Phoenix Quartet, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, is comprised of four classically-trained singers with uniquely matched vocal styles and timbres. They have cultivated a style of vocal music and placed the essence in a quartet environment. Check out “Ocho Kandelikas” or “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” while sitting around the tree and a fire.
Song: The Legion of Elves, The Elf Lean
Robby The Elf is the world’s first elf rapper. He is the innovator of a new genre called Christmas Crunk, combining hip-hop beats with the holidays; that is clean rap, yet jammingly entertaining. Do the two step and snap around that ole holiday fire, drink eggnog, and get that Christmas Crunk on.
Song: Christmas Times Blues, Santa Don’t, Rudolph
Doug Simmons and Glen Mitchell grew up together in Cumberland, RI, joining forces in the 3rd Grade because of their mutual admiration of the Beatles! Yeah – Ed Sullivan changed EVERYTHING! They were pretty much brothers from the start, living a street away from each other and spending most, if not all of their free time listening to and playing music and of course, sports. The mid-late 60’s was a great time to grow up in middle class America!
Song: Let It Snow
Brynn established herself as a force in the Midwest songwriter scene with her self-titled release. “When she opens her mouth, she doesn’t just sing. She makes you feel something.” – Pensive Rock. Check out her rendition of “Let it Snow”
Song: Gift of Love
Elle B. Willson may look like an angel with her long blonde tendrils and gentle eyes, but growing up she couldn’t sing like one to save her soul. Whatever happened between then and now is something magical, and this singer/songwriter shows us the proof in the release of her holiday single, “Gift of Love. “
Song: It’s Chanukah! (8 Nights of Stamina)
Singer/Songwriter Jeffrey Paul Bobrick (JPB) knows how many great holiday songs there are. And he made it his goal to write another classic, but instead of a Christmas based song he set his sights on a Chanukah song.
Song: Rock of Ages Lullaby
Dee Emeigh is a singer-songwriter whose precise vocals and faith-filled lyrics reach into forgotten places of the heart and point it to heaven, and her recording of “Rock of Ages Lullabye” will do the same, expect it will point you to the cookies and milk instead.
Song: Merry Christmas (Means I Love You)
Angel 1 and Angel 2 met on a cloud and decided they couldn’t resist making music to move the hearts and feet of their human friends. The result was this decidedly un-cringe worthy, genuinely cheery, soon to be holiday classic. Warm up that cocoa and take a listen to “Merry Christmas (Means I Love You).”
Song: Wishing You Home
FIYA’s holiday single, “Wishing You Home” (written by Joe Tann) is a tender, poignant song that embraces the emotions of being separated from a loved one at Christmas. Sometime you use holidays to remember those ones you miss, so just give into feelings.
Song: Some Angel
Baltimore band Fractal Cat emphasizes classic songwriting, a strong vocal presence, and a multilayered psychedelic sound, so obviously they would have a holiday song right? Check out the unique song “Some Angel.”
Song: I’m Heading Home
“I’m Heading Home” is the 2nd song on Patty Mattson’s 5 song Holiday EP “ALL THE WONDERS OF THIS HOLIDAY”, and this, her second release does not disappoint. Get ready to decorate that tree for these ones.
Song: Momma Made Christmas
Maddy Rodriguez is an up and coming New Country singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. She’s a sweet, wholesome, family-oriented, beautiful young lady and an extremely talented songwriter. “Mama Made Christmas” is her first holiday single; an absolutely heartwarming song evoking sweet memories of Christmas with Mom.
Song: Sing Me a Hymn
The Stone Coyotes are a bare-bones rock family trio. Barbara Keith began her career as a folksinger at Greenwich Village’s Café Wha?, the hallowed dive where Dylan, Hendrix, and many others got their start. Got to like this one “Sing Me A Hymn.”
Fern Michonski of Fern’s Music is a Preschool Music Education Expert: The Children’s Advocate for Love and Kindness, Inspiring Creativity and Joy.
Fern is on a mission to teach children to love one another through her music.
Her high-energy mix of Shari Lewis & Raffi, sparks kid’s imaginations and makes laughter and joy an adventure, all wrapped up with a hug. Fern is the grown-up who never grew up and celebrates that—in the best possible way—through her music.