With just five months until Christmas Day and the holiday season fast approaching, GRAMMY® Award Winning musician, producer, author as well as founding member of hard rock bands Alter Bridge, Creed and Tremonti, MARK TREMONTI is announcing his first-ever holiday album.
Christmas Classics New & Old is Mark’s interpretation of nine holiday classics and one original penned song from the acclaimed songwriter himself. After the success of his interpretation of songs Frank Sinatra made famous on his album Tremonti Sings Sinatra, Mark decided to partner up with the orchestra from that album to work on the holiday album. The album is scheduled for release worldwide on 27th October and is now available for pre-order here: www.tremontichristmas.com.
From the opening horns of ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ to the slow fade of the Donny Hathaway classic ‘This Christmas,’ MARK TREMONTI showcases the music that was the bedrock of his childhood holidays. Mark’s interpretations of songs like ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘The First Noel’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ find their place among the many great versions that preceded them. ‘O Holy Night’ is one of Mark’s personal favorites and finds new life in the inspired arrangement by producer Carey Deadman.
Mark also took the time to create his own holiday composition called ‘Christmas Morning.’ Piano twinkles as a marching band drum roll picks up the momentum. As if changing from black-and-white to technicolor, horns herald a wonderfully warm picture on the track’s finale… “My lady and me will make sure our children believe in the glory of Christmas morning.” Christmas Classics New & Old will sit alongside the most-cherished holiday albums and continues to showcase the musical diversity inside MARK TREMONTI.
Music from the album will be released in the coming months and a teaser video for the holiday album can be seen below.
As a GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum musician, MARK TREMONTI’s dynamic musical career spans influential bands from Alter Bridge and Creed to his own Tremonti, leaving an indelible imprint on hard rock with over 40 million albums sold, chart-topping debuts, countless television appearances and magazine covers, sold out arenas everywhere, and dozens of other accolades.
To say he broadened his horizons with 2022’s Mark Tremonti Sings Sinatra might just be the understatement of the century though. He paid homage to 14 Sinatra classics backed by surviving members of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ band, in addition to a cadre of A-list session players. Right out of the gate, it incited widespread audience and tastemaker applause. Beyond features from Billboard, CBS New York, Washington Post, and many more, Carson Daly spotlighted the project on TODAY and raved, “Bar-none the best Frank Sinatra cover I’ve ever heard.”
Donating 100% of the album’s proceeds to the National Down Syndrome Society [NDSS] as part of his Take A Chance For Charity Organization, NDSS notably honored Mark and his family at its Annual Gala & Auction in 2023. Moreover, the album hit #1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums Chart, and he would go on to play a handful of sold-out shows in support of the album. However, he has yet to musically contribute to the happiest season of all – until now. Just in time for the holidays, he delivers Christmas Classics New & Old with nine renditions of holiday anthems and one original tailor-made to “put a smile on your face, make you feel good, and get you into the Christmas spirit,” according to Mark.
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
The Christmas Song
The First Noel
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow
O Holy Night
About Take A Chance For Charity:
Take A Chance For Charity is a new charity focused on giving artists / actors / athletes / anyone with a platform the ability to get out of their comfort zone. The idea is to have people get out of the genre they are known for to raise funds / awareness for the charity of their choice. We want people to have the most fun they ever had while raising money for charity. An actor can sing, an athlete can dance, a musician can perform a song out of their musical genre – any artistic interpretation. This gives participants the ability to do something out of the ordinary – in fact extraordinary – all in the name of charity. Tremonti Sings Sinatra was the very first release for the cause, the recipient being NDSS.
A video sharing the story of Take A Chance For Charity can be seen here: https://youtu.be/7FroQm-63RI.
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organisation for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realise their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. Founded in 1979, NDSS supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy, and Community Engagement. Within these focus areas NDSS engages in various activities, events, and programs on topics that are critical to our community such as federal and state advocacy and public policy, health and wellness, education, and employment. NDSS creates resources to support individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers across the lifespan and hosts awareness and engagement events throughout the country including the National Buddy Walk® Program, the Times Square Video presentation and New York City Buddy Walk®, Racing for 3.21 on World Down Syndrome Day, Run for 3.21, DC Golf Outing, the annual NDSS Gala & Auction, and various other events. Visit www.ndss.org for more information about NDSS.