New Christmas Music For Punk Rock Fans From Carly Jamison

The Happiest Christmas Tree
Musical artist Carly Jamison has announced the release of her fourth and final Christmas single of the year. Unlike her previous three singles which were all self-penned, this fourth single is a cover of a Christmas classic.

“I knew I wanted to include a cover in this new batch of tunes, but I didn’t want to do something that was covered a million times already.” says Jamison. “I’m not a fan of covers that sound just like the original. I prefer to do my own versions and really make them my own.”

For that cover, she chose “The Happiest Christmas Tree” which was originally recorded by Nat King Cole and released in 1959. “I wanted to do an angry rock version of it”, she says, “but Tres Sasser, my producer, wanted me to do a cover of a Ramones Christmas song. In the end, we were inspired to combine both ideas and do a cover of the Nat King Cole song in the style of The Ramones. We think it worked out really well.”

“I loved the idea of Carly doing a Ramones song”, says Sasser. “Both being New Yorkers, I’ve always felt that she’s cut from the same rock and roll fabric as they were, so this is punk rock Christmas … Carly style. This song is also completely different from the other three Christmas singles which really shows her diversity as an artist.”

In a nod to The Ramones, the New York City punk scene, and classic animated Christmas specials, the video for the song includes an animated gingerbread man performing live at CBGB’s, the legendary punk rock venue.

Recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN, players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, and Nate Moran on drums and percussion. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

“The Happiest Christmas Tree” is available for download at:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1DBzd3g

Amazon: http://amzn.to/136AT3G

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For more information visit http://www.carlyjamison.com

The Next Great Christmas Novelty Song Has Been Released By Carly Jamison

I'm Getting A Ukulele For Christmas
Songwriter Carly Jamison has announced the release of her third Christmas single this year – “I’m Getting A Ukulele For Christmas”. Written in the traditional of all great Christmas novelty records, it’s a fun genre-defying song that celebrates the joys and excitement associated with receiving exactly what you’ve been wanting for Christmas.

“The song is 100% autobiographical”, says Jamison. “I was literally driving home with the ukulele that I was getting for Christmas in the back of my car when I first started hearing it in my head. By the time I got home, the first and second verses were pretty much written.”

Producer Tres Sasser says the sound is “a mix of sidewalk buskers, winter time magic, street performers and dixieland jazz with a few Hawaiian elements to respect the history of the instrument”.

“I’m Getting A Ukulele For Christmas” is available for download from:
iTunes – http://bit.ly/12nFePH
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1vXdnSo
Bandcamp – http://bit.ly/1FNysjy

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The song was recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN. Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, and Nate Moran on drums and percussion. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

For more information visit http://www.carlyjamison.com

Carly Jamison Offers New Original Christmas Music For Holiday Playlists

Oh No Santa Claus
Rock singer-songwriter Carly Jamison has announced the release of her second Christmas single “Oh No Santa Claus”. Written as an acoustic blues song in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it addressed many of the questions and issues that plagued displaced children and families at that time. However, these same questions and issues are often faced by many families every year and not just those affected by natural disasters. The song addresses the issues that arise when modern lifestyles deviate from traditional Christmas stories and Santa Claus myths.

“Millions of people live in apartment buildings and urban environments.” says Jamison. “When I lived in a tiny city apartment, I didn’t have a chimney, fireplace, or room for a tree. How do you explain the Santa Claus myths to kids that grow up like that and have questions and worry that Santa won’t arrive or that they won’t be able to participate in the holiday? I thought it was about time that topic was addressed in a Christmas song.”

Recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN, the song was produced by Tres Sasser, who says “We wanted to take the style of 70’s urban funk and match it with a little Steve Cropper blues. The track is cool and slinky and tells a great story. Its a Christmas song that takes an inspired left turn.”

Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, and Nate Moran on drums and percussion. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

“Oh No Santa Claus” is available for download at:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1q0kEQR
Amazon: http://amzn.to/11yquy0

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FAIRCHILD Stream Full ‘Sadako’ EP on The 405

FAIRCHILD Stream Sadako EP The 405Entertainment website The 405 has premiered an exclusive stream of FAIRCHILD’s Sadako EP in anticipation of the November 18th release on OK!Good Records. The EP stream follows up last week’s release of FAIRCHILD’s music video for opening track “Arcadia,” which you can view on the band’s YouTube Channel.

The band took their sophomore EP to Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, The Killers) to mix it, who also recorded and produced their debut EP [‘Burning Feet’] which came out earlier on in the year. Below, you can stream that EP – reminiscent of The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, or Cayucas, it’s an accessible sound with dreamy guitar lines and effortlessly smooth vocals that almost anyone can find something to like in and is one of my favorite EPs of the year  – Tarynn Law (The 405)

Click Here or on the player below to listen to the full EP stream. Sadako is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

FAIRCHILD Sadako EP SoundCloud

FAIRCHILD Unveils Music Video For ‘Arcadia’

With the release of their ‘Sadako’ EP imminent, FAIRCHILD has unveiled the video for ‘Arcadia’. The video first premiered today on Alt Citizen.  Watch the video below!

To create the fun, energetic visual, every frame from the clip was printed onto A4 paper, hand painted and photographed back into the timeline for a stop-motion effect. It totaled around 4200 frames. The video was directed by Turk Lees and produced by the band’s bassist, Tommy Davies.The band also includes Adam’s older brother Nathan Lyons on keys, guitarists Patrick Huerto and Tim Voeten and drummer James Alexander.

The Queensland outfit’s ‘Sadako’ EP will be released on November 18th in North America via OK!Good Records. The six-track EP was recorded in vocalist Adam Lyons’s bedroom before being mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice) in London. It follows the band’s debut EP, ‘Burning Feet’.

Watch ‘Arcadia’ on YouTube: YouTube.com/arcadia

Visit FAIRCHILD online at fairchildband.net
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Celebrate the Holidays with New Original Christmas Music

It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day “It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day,” a new original Christmas song written by rock singer-songwriter Carly Jamison debuts today. It is available as a digital download on online stores such as iTunes and Amazon, and available for streaming across all streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube, etc.

“It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day” is the first official Christmas release by the songwriter who says,

“I like to write a new Christmas song every year. I’ve been doing that for the past three years. A lot of people don’t like Christmas music so I like to write something different, something that doesn’t sound like what you would typically hear.”

This new holiday release was recorded in the Nashville area at The Sound Shelter studio in Franklin, TN and was produced by Tres Sasser, who produced Carly’s previous two albums. When asked about the release, he stated,

“This one reminds me of Bruce Springsteen meets the Shirelles. It’s classic 1960’s meets 2014. Donovan inspired mellow verses with a chorus that features an explosive horn section so you really feel like it’s Christmas. This is how they used to write them, and it shows Carly is a student of her craft.”

Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, Nate Moran on drums and percussion, and Dick Aven on saxophones. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

“It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day” is available for download at:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1GlqTni
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1urf6jl

It is available for streaming at:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7WE-GcOSvg
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/3GNvhd1pnqRyJzWTRJvbsd

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Engelbert Humperdinck Appeared on Huffington Post Live

huffliveEngelbert Humperdinck appeared on Huffington Post Live yesterday, October 30th. Engelbert Humperdinck was interviewed by Caroline Modarressy- Tehrani. The two discussed many topics ranging from Engelbert Calling to if he would ever consider being a judge on the hit TV show The Voice.

During the interview, fans were allowed to submit questions or comments to Humperdinck on air. The fans had some great questions for Humperdinck including what modern music he enjoys, if he still plays the saxophone, and if there are any great musicians or singers that he would have liked to have met or worked with.

We would like to thank everyone at Huffington Post Live for having Engelbert Humperdinck on the show and for making it a great experience for all of us.  In case you missed it, you can watch the full interview below:

To see the full post on Huffington Post Live, please visit: live.huffingtonpost

For information on Englebert Humperdinck’s North American tour please visit: Engelbert.com

Engelbert Humperdinck Interviewed By Mark Voger For NJ.com

EH - NJEngelbert Humperdinck has been featured on NJ.com for his interview with Mark Voger. The interview touches on many topics such as life before the fame, Engelbert Calling, friendship/feud with Tom Jones, his North American tour, and much more.

Born Arnold George Dorsey, Engelbert Humperdinck was born and raised in India until the age of 10. He then moved to England where years later he would soon become the “King of Romance.”

Q. What do you remember about growing up in India?

A. You know, living in a tropical country when you’re that young — there was a lot of sunshine and a lot of attention — my father was in the army — so I was really spoiled in a lot of ways. But I did enjoy my time over there.

Q. You moved to England at age 10. Was that culture shock?

A. It was a great change, but it was absolutely wonderful. We had never seen snow before. Cold was something we had never experienced before. But I got to love it. That’s where I call home now. I still have a home in Leicester.That’s where I will go to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

Last month, Humperdinck released his first ever duets album titled Engelbert Calling, in which he called upon music legends to record with him. Elton John, Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Reid are just a few of the musical legends that joined Humperdinck on his new project.

Q. There’s quite an array of performers on “Engelbert Calling.” Does the title indicate that you called everyone personally?

A. I mostly did it myself. The title “Engelbert Calling” came about because one night, I was listening to a live album by Elton John. As he was introducing a song, he said, “I wrote this when I was a struggling artist waiting for an Engelbert to call and ask for a song.” Well, I didn’t ask for that song, but I did call him (laughs). Elton was the first call I made, in fact, and he said yes, of course. Having Elton was like having a honeycomb — he attracted everyone else to come and contribute.

Q. Gene Simmons of KISS is on your record. Did you work with him in the studio?

A. In the studio. Gene Simmons was absolutely amazing. Because, we are on two totally different sides of the ocean, as far as our business goes. He’s a rocker, and I’m in the romantic area. But he was such fun. He’s a rock god, but he has a great sense of humor, which he brought into the studio. He kept saying, “Eng, just have fun. Have fun with it.”

When asked about the Tom Jones rivalry, Humperdinck stated “To be honest, we were friends in the early days, when (talent agent) Gordon Mills was managing us both at the same time. Then when I went out on my own — because I felt Mills was being partial to one person — from then on, we have never spoken to each other. That’s been 28 years.”

Currently, Humperdinck is on his North American tour in support of Engelbert Calling. New Jersey fans are in luck because Humperdinck will be playing two nights in New Jersey. Humperdinck will be performing October 31st at Harrah’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ. He also will be performing November 9th at State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Humperdinck’s North American tour and tickets please visit Engelbert.com

To read the full interview with Mark Voger please click NJ.com

To purchase Engelbert Calling please click OK!Good Records

Alex Hart Announces Dates for On This Day Tour 2014

Alex Hart - On This Day Tour 2014

Singer-songwriter Alex Hart has released the official tour dates for her UK Tour, On This Day Tour 2014. Fans can see Alex Hart perform songs off her new debut album On This Day throughout the month of November starting Friday November 14th at Bar 35 in Bude. For the full list of tour dates and ticket information please visit: AlexHart.com.

On This Day is Alex Hart’s debut album, released September 16th in the US and Canada. The album perfectly blends Hart’s influences of rock, jazz, and country with pop sensibilities. The album features her new single “Run” which has been receiving support and steady rotation from BBC Radio 2. Check out the radio mix of “Run” below. To purchase On This Day please visit the OK!Good Records Webstore.

Make sure to follow Alex Hart on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for her latest postings about her tour dates. Twitter: @alexhartmusic