November, 2009

With Your Purchase of “It’s Christmas Time in the City” and by Supporting Covenant House You Are Helping to Get Homeless Children Off the Streets

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Covenant House Contact
Tom Manning
212-727-4920 (office)
845-300-2126 (cell)

“It’s Christmas Time in the City” Helps Benefit Covenant House

NEW YORK – November 20, 2009 – Blue Planet Records announced today that proceeds from jazz singer/ songwriter Michael Tinholme’s “It’s Christmas Time in the City” will benefit Covenant House, the largest nonprofit agency in the Americas helping homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited kids.

“I remember more than one Christmas I spent on the streets as a teenager,” says Tinholme.  “Thankfully there were people who came into my life to help when I needed it most.   Covenant House has always been a place where kids on the street know that they can go for protection and to lift them up.   I am humbled by this opportunity to support Covenant House and I hope this effort will make a solid, real world impact on children who really need our help this holiday season.”

“Covenant House is very grateful that Michael has chosen to share his unique talent to help our kids,” says Covenant House spokesman Tom Manning.  “The fact that Michael knows what our kids go through on the street makes his support all the more special.   It is through efforts like this that we will continue to pursue our mission of getting all kids off the streets.”

$1 from every CD sold online and 15% of all downloads of “It’s Christmas Time in the City” will go to benefit Covenant House.

“I’ve been given a gift, a career making music with some of the most talented jazz musicians in the world,” says Tinholme.  “It is my goal to use this gift to spread the word that more and more children are pouring onto the streets, that more and more are missing every day, and that there are people on the streets that seek to exploit the innocent.   Places like Covenant House confront those exploiters and traffickers of innocent children and gets children off the streets.  They deserve the support of all of us.”

About Covenant House

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest nonprofit agency in the Americas helping homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited kids, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support at more than two dozen facilities, www.NINELINE.org, Covenant House NINELINE (1-800-999-9999) and www.covenanthouse.org.

CONTACT:  Tom Manning, Office, +1-212-727-4920, Cell, +1-845-300-2126

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LOS ANGELES-November 16, 2009-Blue Planet Records and recording artist Michael Tinholme are proud to announce…

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$1 of every CD of “It’s Christmas Time in the City” by singer songwriter Michael Tinholme sold online and 15% of all downloads of this CD will go to benefit Covenant House-on the front lines against the exploitation of children and getting homeless children off the streets.

From the recording artist who brought you the singles “When Winter Falls on New York the Whole World Knows it’s Christmas Time”, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “The Party’s Over,” and “Make Someone Happy.”

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From “It’s Christmas Time in the City” Michael Tinholme introduces his new single his remake of John Lennon’s classic “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” with legendary Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Lukather and his all-star band.

“It’s Christmas Time in the City” features ten great Christmas classics and two new Christmas originals by Michael Tinholme “When Winter Falls on New York” and “Maybe Next Year.” We all remember those great classic recordings by Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, “It’s Christmas Time in the City” is in the tradition of these great recordings.

Spanning from despair and homelessness to working and recording with the world’s most renowned and accomplished

Contact
Kate Miles
Blue Planet Records
(818) 590-9364

email: kate.blueplanetrecords@yahoo.com
media inquires – michaeltinholme@yahoo.com
Visit the Michael Tinholme website: http://www.michaeltinholme.com

Michael Tinholme is a singer and songsmith with a special gift and compelling personal story.

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Blue Planet FilmWorks / Blue Planet Records / Blue Planet Mix

Serving the entertainment industry for over a decade

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“It’s Christmas Time in the City” helps benefit Covenant House

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Blue Planet Records and I would like to announce that $1 from every CD sold online and 15% of all downloads of “It’s Christmas Time in the City” by me, your humble singer songwriter Michael Tinholme, will go to benefit Covenant House.

We all see that these are times that are trying for all of us. The economy is putting more pressure on families all across the country and around the world. More families are breaking up every day. More children are pouring onto the streets and more children go missing every day. There are those in these times that seek to exploit the innocent.

Covenant House has always been a place where kids on the street know that they can phone or run to for protection and to lift them up. Covenant House confronts bravely those exploiters and traffickers of innocent children and is on the front lines in helping children get off the streets.

 A few years ago I was given a wonderful gift, a career making music with some of the best talented musicians and artist in the world. I hope you will believe that I know how greatly fortunate I am. I must confess however that the Christmas season has not always been my favorite time of year. There were several Christmas’ that I spent as a teenager with nowhere to live. Thankfully there were people that came into my life who changed my thinking and my heart. I am very grateful to Covenant House for what they do and for allowing me to contribute. I wish Covenant House all the success possible in their great efforts.

To you out there listening I’m proud to say that with your purchase of “It’s Christmas Time in the City” and by supporting Covenant House you are making a positive, solid, real world impact on children who really need your help. Thank you.

I wish you all love, peace and joy and many wonderful blessings.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Michael Tinholme




“It’s Christmas Time in the City” Released 10/30/2009! Great classic holiday songs with an all-star band

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Available at Amazon.com, Target.com, iTune, Napster, CD Baby and other fine retailers around the world.   Amazon.com Link: http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Time-City-Michael-Tinholme/dp/B002UVW9RE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1258144153&sr=8-6

CD Baby Link: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelTinholme

 It's Christmas Time in the City

 Featuring the singles

A remake of

John Lennons Classic “Happy Christmas(War Is Over)”

With Hall of Fame Guitarist Steve Lukather

 

 “When Winter Falls On New York

The Whole World Knows It’s Christmas Time”

With Legendary Saxaphonist Albert Wing

 

 “Silver Bells”

With Solos by Walt Fowler and Mike Miller

 We all remember listening to those great Christmas records by Nat King Cole, the Beatles, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. It was important to me that “It’s Christmas Time in the City” be in the tradition of those great holiday recordings and that it create those warm romantic holiday feelings that we all treasure and wish for at the holidays. 

There are some rich and remarkable performances on “It’s Christmas Time in the City” by a list of legendary musicians and artists that I am thrilled and honored to be working with.

Dennis Moody is simply one of the best engineers and producers out there.

– Guitar master Mike Miller created absolute magic with every solo.

 – Walt Fowler’s trumpet playing on “Silver Bells” and the rest made the whole thing hip

–  Bruce Fowler’s trombone help set the romantic tone for the entire CD. 

–  Bill Cunliffe is an amazingly gifted pianist and his solo’s are rich and exciting.

–  Kim Hansen, who also co-produced my CD, is an absolute genius who wrote beautiful arrangements for “When Winter Falls on New York”, “Silver Bells,” “The Christmas Song”, “O Holy Night” and “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” and he played his Christmas bulbs off.

–  Tom Fowler is one of the best bass players in the world and he also wrote some great arrangements. His playing is warm and romantic. I’m honored to be working with him.

–  Gary Novak is simply one of the greatest and innovative drummers in the world and his playing on the CD is slamming.

–  Percussionist Ray Yslas added those touches that make the whole CD sound ‘wintery.’

–  Ralph Humphrey is on that same short list of great drummers. He came in and played some great drums on “Silver Bells” and it was an honor to work with my drum teacher from the old days. 

–  Albert Wing is one of the best saxophone and horn players in the world and he played great solos on both “When Winter Falls on New York” and “The Christmas Song”.

–  Steve Lukather is a multi-Grammy winning world renowned guitar master and his guitar solo on John Lennon’s classic “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” is absolutely moving. Steve Lukather was just recently inducted into the Musician Hall of Fame in Nashville just a few days after he recorded his great guitar track for my Christmas CD. Everyone associated with my CD wants to congratulate him on this great accomplishment. I am so honored to have this legend playing on my CD and to have made music with him.

To you out there, in whatever town, village or city that you are in Thank You for your support and for listening. In this season that we all want to promise so much, I wish you all the love, peace and joy possible. My love and best holiday wishes to you all.

— Michael Tinholme —