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Christmas Lights (Welcome Home)
Debut single release of a "New Classic" Christmas song.
Written & performed by Paul Gerard
Song performances by Platinum record & Grammy nominee musicians
Phil Peterson (cello & string arrangements) - Cello prodigy, composer and arranger; 10 platinum & gold albums to his credit; orchestrations for Taylor Swift, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Portugal The Man, Pink, Maroon 5, etc. Has worked on many Grammy nominated records, composed and arranged for the Seattle Symphony orchestra, and contributed to Telly award-winning advertising campaigns. phillip-peterson.com
Josh Rawlings (piano & keyboard arrangements) - Pianist for Ryan Lewis; songwriter arranger and record producer. His band, The Teaching wrote and recorded a song Bom Bom for the Macklemore album The Heist, which became the most successful instrumental single on that multiple Grammy winning album. Josh earned his first Grammy nomination for his contributions on that album. wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Rawlings
Written and performed by Paul Gerard
Paul Gerard (Seattle, Washington) Classic Seattle indie artist, singer-songwriter with golden voice & heartfelt lyrics. Paul’s passion to "sing your world into being – with love" comes thru in his ballads, love songs and epic anthems on ecology, world cultures, heaven & earth. More info
Bryan Lash (Blash Studios, Bellevue, Washington) - producer, vocal coach and drummer. Bryan brought together two of Seattle’s best musicians to collaborate and meld their talents in support of this special song. The goal was to produce a rich-sounding vintage 40-50’s holiday hit, with Paul’s voice front & center. www.blashstudios.com
Beautiful!—give it a listen!
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“Such a beautiful song, something new and beautiful to add to the songs we hear this time of the year. I hope it becomes a classic!”
Ginny B. , Seattle
"This song definitely has the Andy Williams feel and vibe. The vocals are stellar and not over produced with effects which helps get that 50's sound. The lyrics were also really thoughtful and genuine which adds to the nostalgia. Great work!"
The Noble Kind, Rochester
“Beautiful, wonderful lyrics and melody! …wonderful colors and lines, a lot of richness to the orchestration. Great work!”
"I could feel the chestnuts roasting over an open fire.. stockings filled with care over a fireplace... snow flakes... Jack frost nipping at your nose... the whole nine yards."
Chad C, Rochester US
Last year, as we were preparing for the holidays, I pulled the box of Christmas lights out of the closet, and found myself missing my daughters who were away at college.
Rather than putting up the lights, I spent time reflecting on the season and Christmas memories of my own childhood. Out of my sentimental pondering, a song emerged. I wanted to write and sing it in a comforting style that Bing Crosby or Andy Williams might have sung in an old holiday movie or Christmas tv special.