The Essential Advent Calendar – December 14: Austrian Singer And Entertainer Trickster Releases His Amped Up And Swinging Blend Of Christmas Classics, ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

Trickster, the Austrian singer and entrepreneur from Linz, blends Christmas classics with his festive release, ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.. Out now via Trickster Recordings through Absolute, the track has found serious support on social media, as well as more than 500K video views on YouTube. On top of all this, Trickster has received high praise from the King of Christmas Music himself, David Foster, who called Trickster a “breath of fresh air”.

The outrageous music video for ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, was filmed at the iconic Pinewood Studios in London, and the clip is drenched in 1940s style vintage glamour as some of the world’s best dancers hit the floor to recreate the eye-popping festive energy of a New Orleans-style Christmas party. Created by a crew that has worked on ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Independence Day’ and many more, this is a true Christmas blockbuster, released in time as part of a full Christmas movie.
Produced by Richard Flack, best known for his work with Joe Strummer, and Florence and the Machine, as well as Trickster himself, the seasonal favourites were seamlessly fused at legendary London recording studios Angel and RAK, and mixed at Abbey Road. Produced by the legendary Guy Chambers, the lavishly created ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ features the Grammy® Award-winning vocal group The Swingles, a stunning big band and string section arranged and orchestrated by the brilliant Callum Au.
Trickster’s music speaks straight from the heart. A fluid talent, creating across Rock, Pop, Swing and Electro, he works in the best spaces, with the best people, to bring his work to life in the optimum way. ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ follows hot on the heels of ‘Still Kicking’, which picked up airplay all over the world.
So this year, have yourself a Trickster Christmas: it will be a lot less predictable than usual, but it certainly won’t be boring! Trickster is also delighted to announce that his debut album will follow in 2024. Make sure Trickster is on your Christmas List.

Watch the music video for ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ here and stream and download it here.

About the author

There’s a lot of music out there - good music. At Essentially Pop our remit is that we cover music that deserves to be heard, with a particular focus on independent artists. That doesn't mean we won't cover your old favourites - rather we hope to give you some new favourites as well.

We no longer accept unpaid PR agency work. We believe the creative arts have value, and this includes writing. As always, we will write about artists who contact us - or who we contact - for free - but we can no longer work free of charge for PR agencies. We work hard, we put in a lot of hours writing, and we ask that you respect that. Contact us for our very reasonable rates.

Follow us on: Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Myspace, Facebook, Spotify, Youtube. Drop us an email on