December, 2012

Michael Tinholme “Silver Bells” / Featuring Walt Fowler-Trumpet, Mike Miller-Lead Guitar

Monday, December 17th, 2012

From the CD “It’s Christmas Time in the City” by Michael Tinholme
Listeners in Florida tune-In December 18th at 3:00 pm for an interview with your humble singer songwriter Michael Tinholme on WUCF Jazz Radio Orlando Florida. This is one of many radio interviews that I’ll be doing over the next months to talk about music and the good works of Convenent House.

I want to thank all of you out there listening for supporting my music and I especially want to thank the many radio stations around the world for making that possible. In the year 2012 I’m happy to say that my airplay on radio stations around the world has almost doubled thanks to the great support of National Public Radio here in the US and great radio stations across all music formats around the world.

Thank you!
WNYX, New York / KJAZZ, London UK / KJAZZ, Long Beach CA / KSBR, Mission Viejo CA / WJFF, New York / KMXB-CBS Las Vegas / WCZI, New Jersey / WRTI, Philadelphia / WWPJ, New Jersey / WXPR, Wisconsin / KSBX, Spokane WA / KVCR, San Bernadino CA / KCCK, Cedar Rapids / WKLW-FM, Kentucky / KAMU-FM, Texas / WKYU-Jazz Radio, Kentucky / WRAL-FM, Raleigh NC / WKGC, Florida / and so many more great rock, jazz, country and adult contemporary radio stations around the world.

I wish all of you in radio and all of you out there listening a wonderful holiday season and all the love, peace and joy possible.

Michael Tinholme

“O Holy Night” by Michael Tinholme / Arrangement Kim Hansen

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

 Let children teach us what we should already know

We are the same

We need each other

Like the right hand needs the left

And the left eye needs the right

To see the full picture and all the answers

We naturally bring to each other


Let children teach us what we should already know

That our first inclinations are to accept each other

And we all thrive on love and hope

That people are more alike than different

And if all we look for are differences

That is all we will find


Michael Tinholme

Michael Tinholme’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “When Winter Falls on New York”

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

MT_XmasPromoCover“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is one of those classic melancholy Christmas songs that as a singer I am naturally attracted to and it’s one of my favorites. It’s funny what singers think about when they sing songs, for me “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” takes me back to memories of my childhood as an army brat, when my dad was stationed in some far off danger. It reminds me of the hole left open in our family when he was away and brings me back to the very real Christmas wishes that me and my brother had that we would find him safe at home on Christmas morning.

It seems the holidays always intensify our love and our feelings of longing for those we love who are far away. I read once that there is no act of love more noble than when it is held and nurtured by someone who can not realize it. We’ve all seen the recent devastation brought to the East coast by hurricane Sandy and the tragedy and sadness that this storm brought to the people along the New Jersey shore and to Brooklyn, Breezy Point Queens , Long Island, Staten Island and all up and down the Eastern seaboard. In just a few days thousands of people in these areas were displaced and many lost everything. While the storm brought heartbreak it also showed the rest of the world that Americans are always willing to pitch-in and help each other.

It makes me proud to say that I live in a country where people, like my brother Mark a minister who lives in New Jersey, were out in the cold and rain trying to help neighbors who needed it. Like my brother says “you can’t do everything, but you can do something.” For you out there reading this that is what I hope you will do, do something. There are more families homeless and more kids on the streets and there are many fine organizations, like Covenant House, The Red Cross, Salvation Army and many others, that are poised and at the ready to give immediate help to these families and kids. So I encourage you to do something and to lend your support.

It is my prayer and most sincere hope that those who have been harmed and injured by hurricane Sandy will find the love and compassion of their neighbors and that they will be home soon and that winter falls more gently this year.