If you’re looking for some new Christmas music this year to help bring in the festive season in your home, then we’ve got just the artist for you! Michael Tinholme and his Band of Legends, with their album ‘It’s Christmas Time.’ Filled with tributes to familiar classics, this is a Christmas album that will excite anyone who is lucky enough to hear it. Out now, it’s ready for you to play right away and welcome in the festivities!
The album opens with Bing Crosby’s ‘Silver Bells’, which is introduced by a soft piano with percussion brilliantly allowing Tinholme the space to deliver a fantastic vocal performance that along with great music draws you in. The second track, ‘Sleigh Ride’, sees Tinholme take on a classic that was made famous by The Ronettes, introducing the song with children’s laughter that brings in a sense of happiness before Tinholme sings the iconic lyrics. These covers give the classics a new lease of life, allowing us to enjoy our favourites like we never have before.
Going through the rest of the album, listening to other classics such as Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ made iconic by Frank Sinatra, it’s clear to see what Tinholme brings in covering these songs. Each track boasts a jazz influence that makes it wholly unique, while bringing out the best in everything we loved about the originals.
An album that freshens up some of our old favourites with a smooth style, ‘It’s Christmas Time’ is an album that you need to get a hold of this Christmas – you absolutely will not regret it.