CHRIS HO BAND HOLIDAY JAM VOLUME 3 NOTES
A diverse and eclectic holiday collection of new original tunes ( 10 vocal and 5 instrumental ) for a more contemporary and fresh set of music suitable for family gatherings. Features Leanne Summers, Tyler Collins, Kaje Laine, Mark Mathew and Chris Ho on vocals. X Mas Up!
1. X MAS UP funky gospel track with Leanne Summers featured vocalist and Chris Ho on all keys.
2. NORTH POLE Kaje Laine cowriting and singing on this cute swingin' x mas track with CH on all keys.
3. MERRY CHRISTMAS spacy impressionistic piano opening segues to a slow holiday ballad about holidays and more... Tyler Collins singing nicely on this one....
4. JOURNEY HOME medium slow haunting philosophical and hallucinogenic ballad about the journey with Mark Mathew ( aka Dr Matt ) on all vocal parts. CH on all keys and Russell Chan on guitar.
5. CHRISTMAS PLAY medium 3/4 jazz waltz instrumental with CH on all keys for a romantic yet Charlie Brown feeling holiday moment.
6. HOLIDAZE medium funky groove with CH on all parts and vocals on this easy, cool, simple and down to earth x mas track.
7. JINGLE JAM medium fast children's jam for the holidays with Wayne Wayne on woodwinds and Tyler Collins on all vocals, Russell Chan on guitar and CH on all keys.
8. CHRISTMASTIME medium tempo instrumental samba with CH on all keys .
9. THE X MAS MAN medium tempo edgy funky x mas espionage episode here with Kaje Laine on vocals, Russell Chan on guitars and CH on all keys and vocals.
10. CHRISTMAS MYSTERY medium tempo instrumental with CH on all keys. melodic, haunting, hypnotic easy listening, dark and cool.
11. TOY FACTORY medium fast nostalgic industrial groove with Tyler Collins singing and Wayne Wayne on woodwinds. Fun, whimsical, simplistic and holiday sounding in a black and white movie way.
12. CHRISTMAS STORY medium tempo instrumental duet with Russell Chan on guitar and CH on piano on a happy, excited, feel good toe tapper.
13. MAYBERRY X MAS medium tempo folk pop about the small towns that seem to be the best kept secrets in America with CH on all parts. heartfelt, simple, earthy, organic and easy going.....
14. JOYFUL SEASON medium slow instrumental chorale with CH on all keys. peaceful, graceful ,introspective and moody... ultimately spirited , uplifting and feel good.
15. GO GO X MAS medium fast pop paradox of christmas or any holiday on this CH track with Chris on all parts except Kaje Laine on background vocals.
All tracks recorded and produced by Chris Ho.
Cover artwork acrylic on canvas by Chris Ho 2011.