A CREBER CHRISTMAS STORY
Anyone who knows Michelle, Monique and Michael Creber at all knows that they really, really love Christmas. They love everything about it: snow, evergreen trees, decorations, big family dinners, the celebration of light in the darkness of winter, the spirit of love and generosity...and, of course, the music. All three are professional entertainers with busy careers as actor, singer and dancer (Michelle), vocalist, teacher and producer (Monique), and composer, producer and pianist (Michael) - but when the idea of recording a family Christmas album came up recently, they were immediately ready to make it happen. They wondered, though: would anyone besides them so much as notice yet another holiday-themed album, even a beautifully-produced one featuring A-list musicians and fantastic pop/jazz repertoire?
13-year-old Michelle, who has a large and enthusiastic fan following, put the question out on Facebook and Twitter: if my parents and I were to release a Christmas CD...would anyone be interested? The response was an immediate and resounding YES!! Many of those same fans subsequently donated to an Indiegogo campaign, generously supporting both the production of the album and (indirectly) the cause to which partial proceeds from CD sales will be donated: PLAN International's "Because I Am A Girl" campaign, which addresses the issue of gender inequality in developing countries and promotes women's rights.
A Creber Christmas is a collective community project, full of the best kind of Christmas spirit. It's a collection of pop/jazz holiday classics that has the sparkle and polish of a bright new Christmas ornament, combined with the warmth of a family holiday at home. Fans of Michelle's debut album (Timeless: Songs of a Century) know that she's got style, technique and versatility far beyond her years; no matter the song, she does something amazing and different with it. Her parents Monique and Michael are accomplished musician/producers in their own right, and their combined talent and experience shines through on every track. Toe-tapping modern favourites ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Rockin' Christmas", "Jingle Bells" a la Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home" ) mingle with beloved traditional carols ("Silent Night", "Petit Papa Noel") and heartfelt ballads ("Someday At Christmas", "The Night Before Christmas", "From Our House To Yours"), atmospheric jazz instrumentals ("Linus & Lucy", "Some Children See Him") and more. A Creber Christmas has something for everyone, with the added benefit of spreading the spirit of the season by supporting an important cause (see http://becauseiamagirl.ca for more information).
Produced by Monique & Michael Creber
Executive Producers: Monique Creber, Michael Creber & SR Foxley
Tracks #1, #3, #4, #5, #7, #9, #11, #13, #14 mixed by Misha Rajaratnam
Tracks #2, #6, #12 mixed by Paul Silveira
Track #10 mixed by Paul Silveira & Misha Rajaratnam
Track #8 mixed by Michael Creber
Track #15 mixed by Andrew Stein
Track #16 mixed by Yoav Landau
Mastering by Chris Potter
Recorded in Vancouver, Canada at:
Armoury Studios by Paul Silveira, assisted by Misha Rajaratnam
The Warehouse Studio by Misha Rajaratnam, assisted by David Graham
Blue Wave Studios by Ken Burke, assisted by Ben Finkleman
Eagle Cliff Studios by Misha Rajaratnam & Michael Creber
Project design & coordination by Paul Beja
Project assistance & copy editing by Melanie Thompson
Art direction, wardrobe & makeup by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Photos by Rochelle Elise Photography
Michelle’s hair by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Monique’s hair by Simon Wong & Lan Bui
Max & Marley’s wardrobe by Michelle Creber
Special thanks: To all the awesome people who worked on this project - we are so fortunate to be surrounded with your talents! To SR Foxley and all the fantastic fans who support our music - you all made this project possible! To our wonderful family & friends, without whom we wouldn’t have so many wonderful Christmas memories!
"From our house to yours, we send our love
Straight from the heart, ‘cause you mean so much
From our house to yours, may everyone be blessed
May this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours... Merry Christmas!"
- Monique, Michael, Michelle, Max & Marley
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