Rufus And Martha Wainwright ‘A Not So Silent Night’ London Royal Festival Hall December 6th Featuring Guy Garvey, Chrissie Hynde and Neil Tennant To Benefit The Kate McGarrigle Fund

Rufus and Martha Wainwright bring their acclaimed Christmas show ‘A Not So Silent Night’ back to London for the first time in ten years for what promises to be one of the concert highlights of the year on December 6th at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

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Timi Dakolo Announces Christmas Album ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ And Reveals Title Track Featuring Emeli Sandé

He’s been dubbed ‘the golden voice of Africa’ by 16-time Grammy Award-winning Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion) and now Nigerian sensation Timi Dakolo releases his debut UK album ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ November 22nd on Hafe Music/Virgin EMI. The stunning title track, featuring Emeli Sandé, is released today – stream and download here.

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Meet The Cast of KLAUS, Netflix’s First Animated Film

KLAUS will launch in select UK cinemas on 8th November and globally on Netflix on 15th November.

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Magne Furuholmen Gives Us The Christmas Album We’ve Been Waiting For With ‘White Xmas Lies’

There’s no chestnuts roasting around an open fire on a-ha’s Magne Furuholmen’s Christmas album, ‘White Xmas Lies’. Rather, it’s doom, gloom, cold winters, and family punch-ups on Boxing Day (get it?). But hey, isn’t that what Christmas is really all about anyway?

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 21 – ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ By Circuit3

Circuit3 has produced his synthy take on the Greg Lake classic ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 20 – Netflix Original Series ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Festive Featurette

6 Stranger Things kids. A ton of wrapping paper. 2 minutes and 15 seconds of holiday cheer.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 19 – Guitarist Markus Reuter Releases First Christmas Album

Poly-disciplinary musician and touch guitarist Markus Reuter has just released his first Christmas album, ‘Winter Solstice’ – a free, limited-availability-period recording of five traditional Christmas songs (each of which has been given Markus’ distinctive loop/solo/soundscape treatment).

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 16 – The Independent Counsel Of Funk Release Holiday EP ‘I Don’t Want To Go Home For Christmas’

The Independent Counsel of Funk, the project spearheaded by Joe Scarborough of the critically acclaimed hit MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ show, have today released a new holiday-themed EP…

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 15 – FMFL Releases ‘Abandoned Christmas Tree’ EP

Dreampop artist and multi-instrumentalist FMFL has followed up his debut album, ‘Functional Music For Lovers’, with a timely EP, released 20 December, and just ahead of Christmas.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13 – The Waitress Asks If ‘Somebody Mentioned Christmas’

Manchester based singer songwriter Ben Turner performs as The Waitress, and with thoughtful storytelling, combined with bursts of energy and intensity, creates music which is a seamless blend of folk, jazz, country, and pop.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10 – Liam Grae’s ‘The Christmas Song’ Is Just In Time For The Holidays

Liam Grae has followed up his debut single, ‘Uniform’, with his take on the holiday classic, ‘The Christmas Song’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 9 – Matt LeGrand Is Dreaming Of A ‘White Christmas’ In His Take On The Holiday Classic

Matt LeGrand returns just in time for the holidays with his take on ‘White Christmas’. With a doo-wop style it’s a great version of the festive classic.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 7 – Emily Lockett Declares We’ve ‘Always Got Next Christmas’

Staffordshire singer songwriter Emily Lockett’s EP, ‘My Imagination’ is set for release on 14 December. The country/pop singer has spent 2018 creating, fine-tuning, and performing her original music, including just under 40 live shows, including the 110 Above Festival, and opening for Nashville’s The Sara Beth Trio, as well as Gary Quinn, Laura Oakes, and The Southern Companion (Darren Hodson).

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 6 – ‘A Simple Christmas’ By John Galea

We recently wrote about John Galea’s new EP, ‘Christmas Round The Piano’. Now the London-based singer songwriter and pianist has released his first festive track from the record, ‘A Simple Christmas’, complete with a music video set to rival that for ‘Last Christmas’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 4 – Darren Parry ‘Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas’

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind”, a line spoken by Valentine Davies, in the film ‘Miracle On 34th Street’. This feeling is illustrated perfectly by the latest offering from Welsh multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Darren Parry. ‘Don’t Need Nothing Else This Christmas’ will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit… just like in the classic film!

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 3 – Glam Skanks Return With ‘Bring My Baby Back For X Mas’

Since finishing three USA and UK tours opening for Adam Ant in 2017 through 2018, Los Angeles based Glam Skanks have since played with punk rock band, The Adicts, and gone into the studio to record their upcoming album.

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