Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter has released their latest album, The Christmas Dream, just in time for the holidays. So if you want a break from Hallmark Christmas movies but still want to be in the Christmas spirit, then The Wizards of Winter will be perfect for you. It would also be good for playing while doing your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping.

 

The Wizards of Winter play rock and roll holiday music and it is awesome. They are more along the lines of Trans-Siberian Orchestra but with more rock. The Wizards of Winter have been described as a progressive rock Christmas band. Personally, I like them slightly better than TSO. No offense TSO. I think I could even take the boyfriend to their show and he wouldn’t be miserable at all.

The band members have been in other bands like Styx, Def Leppard, Deep Purple as well as playing with Yngwie Malmsteen. (Side note: I’ve been practicing how to say Yngwie Malmsteen for about five years now.)

The band is based in Frenchtown, New Jersey. They’ve been together since 2009. The Wizards of Winter started when they performed for a concert to benefit a local food pantry. Every year since then they’ve progressed from holiday benefit concerts to albums and a tour.

Links:

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Reverbnation



Who is in the band?

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER is:

Scott Kelly – Founder, Keyboards

Sharon Kelly – Vocals/Flute

Fred Gorhau – Lead Guitar

Greg Smith – Bass

John O’Reilly – Drums

Steve Brown – Lead Guitar

Vincent Jiovino – Vocals

Karl Scully – Vocals

Alexis Smith – Vocals/Auxiliary Keys

Kornelia Rad – Violin/Vocals

Tony Gaynor – Narrator

Tour dates:

11/29 – Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre

11/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre 

12/1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC

12/5 – Angola, IN @ T. Furth PAC

12/6 – Pontiac, MI @ Flagstar Strand Theatre

12/7 – Johnson Creek, WI @ Gobbler Theatre

12/8 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre

12/12 – Wisconsin Rapids, WI @ Wisconsin Rapids PAC

12/13 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino

12/14 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino

12/15 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Theatre

12/17 – Canton, OH @ Canton Palace  

12/19 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall               

12/20 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak   

12/21 – Roanoke Rapids, NC @ Roanoke Rapids Theatre

12/22 – Bristol, TN at Paramount PAC

12/27 – Portland, ME @ Aura


Published by holley4734

I could be the worst cook in America. My boyfriend tells his friends about my cooking disasters. I'm glad someone is amused. I like movies, music, comic books and corny jokes.

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