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 18 – ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Is Now Available On Netflix

‘The Christmas Chronicles’, is an instant holiday classic and available to watch over the festive season on Netflix.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 17 – The Overtones Complete UK Tour Tomorrow Night 20 December At London Indigo

Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 with their debut, ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’, The Overtones have sold over a million records. They released their self titled sixth studio album on October 19 this year, their first as a four-piece, since the death of their bandmate and friend, Timmy Matley, in April.

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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 14 – ‘Road To Rome’ By Cherry Head, Cherry Heart Is A Christmas Classic

With all profits going to Cancer Research UK, Cherry Head, Cherry Heart are back with their instant Christmas classic, ‘Road To Rome (Christmas Capitulation Mix)’. It’s an upbeat and jolly track, complete with jingling bells and a catchy chorus.

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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 12 – Avril Lavigne’s ‘Tell Me It’s Over’ Precedes Release Of New Album ‘Head Above Water’

Grammy nominated, global superstar Avril Lavigne has released her latest single, ‘Tell Me It’s Over’, accompanied by a seasonally appropriate music video. The single comes before the release of her hotly anticipated sixth studio album, ‘Head Above Water’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11 – Jedward Release An Instant Classic In New Song ‘Golden Years’

Released at the end of November, Jedward’s latest song, ‘Golden Years’, is the song you need in your life. Positive and uplifting, it’s the perfect antidote for the dark times and years of turmoil we’ve been experiencing.

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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 8 – Broke Royals Have The ‘Christmas Cookie Blues’

It’s been a big year for Broke Royals and to commemorate it they have given their fans another great release. This time it’s the seasonally appropriate ‘Christmas Cookie Blues’, an emotionally charged holiday anthem about lost love, told from the perspective of a young man trying to keep it all together long enough to get through a Christmas cookie swap.

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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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