For my first holiday album, I really wanted to recapture the romantic and timeless sound of music from the 50's. Singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and so many others have always gone hand in hand with Christmas time for me. Lyrically, the themes are simple and honest, and musically it creates a feeling of hot cocoa by a fire, with the snow and lights outside, next to someone you love. I titled the album "And A Happy New Year" because regardless of what religion you celebrate, it is always followed by saying that very line. Traditional concepts such as making it home in time for the holidays, ice skating in Rockefeller center, or simply being lazy on a couch with someone as snow falls, are what I think makes the holidays reach even the biggest scrooges. I wanted to create an atmosphere for the months of November and December, that hopefully lasts all year round.
All Songs Performed by Mikey Wax
Tracks 1, 2, 4 Written by Mikey Wax
Produced By Bob Stander & Mikey Wax
Engineered By Bob Stander
Piano/Keys/Vocals - Mikey Wax | Drums - Steve Holley
Guitar/Bass - Bob Stander | Saxophone - Erik Lawrence Ukulele/Lap Steel - Teddy Kumpel
Album Artwork By Evan Hunter | Kirk Summers | Sara Kalish
Thank you so much to my family, friends and fans for all your amazing support. Thank you to Bob and all the incredible musicians that performed on this record. L'Chaim!
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