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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. http://wucf.org/home/. 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.

John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas-War is over” by Michael Tinholme featuring Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Lukather and an All-Star Band

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

The world has changed a lot since John Lennon’s passing. Where once poets and artists spoke truth to power no matter the party now we live in an age where poets and artists line up on the Its Christmas Time in the City CD CoverRight and Left to call each other illegitimate.  No longer do we hear artists calling for unity now they ask us to choose a side. John Lennon was a special artist and poet in that he took no political sides and he imagined for all of us the freedom to express our individual views and interests without fear and reprisal. His music tells us that as human beings we are so much more alike than different and all people have legitimate concerns and points of view. He also understood that people take political sides, and while it might serve the political power brokers, this shouldn’t make people on all sides of todays issues and all people of goodwill adversaries. And as he observed while nations are separated by physical boarders it shouldn’t mean that they are natural enemies and that war is not the answer.

For people all across our country and around the world these are very challenging times to live in. People are struggling everywhere to live and take care of their families and to get through another day of the world’s turmoil. While the political artists, pundits and commentary are trying to tell us that we are more divided then ever and ask us to choose sides, I believe we all know that we have to come together. This is the spirit that lives in John Lennon’s music. This is the unavoidable message that will endure through the ages.   To you out there listening it was a great joy to record John Lennon’s classic “Happy Christmas-War is Over” one of my favorite songs. I hope this re-release will remind us all of what we have in common and I wish you all Peace, Joy and Everything Wonderful.

Thank you for listening.

Michael Tinholme’s Re-Release of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

For general release March 15, 2012

Michael Tinholme’s Re-Release of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” Marks its Third Year of Radio Airplay Around the World

On its way to you now!

All About Jazz “…Michael Tinholme is finding an enthusiastic audience all around the world”

JAZZIZ Magazine “Michael Tinholme’s emotionally charged singing style establishes him as one of today’s most moving and thought provoking artists”

USA Today “Michael Tinholme’s story is the stuff dreams are made of or legends. It’s the stuff that happens in movies”

“Brother Can You Spare a Dime” is one of those great songs that I always felt spoke to my own personal story. I never thought it would be relevant to the times that we live in. For you out there listening, I would like to say that “Brother Can You Spare Dime,” is just one of ten great classic songs that we recorded for my CD “The House of Jazz” which is about the longing for love and justice and the triumph of hope.” –Michael Tinholme

Michael Tinholme’s music is available at Amazon.com, iTunes, Napster, Target.com and many other fine retailers

Thank you for your support!
Because of you Michael Tinholme is now receiving airplay on radio stations worldwide.

Thank you for adding “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” to your broadcasting schedule. For copies of all of Michael Tinholme’s singles and for more information about our artist Michael Tinholme please feel free to contact:

Kate Miles
Blue Planet Records
(818) 590-9364

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Thank You Radio Land & Happy 2012!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Thank you all for listening. While 2011 presented all of us new possibilities and challenges, I want to thank all of you out there for listening and thank those of you for reaching out to me from near and far off places. I also want to thank the many new radio stations that have added my music to their rotation over the last year. I’m grateful and still happy to say that my music can be heard on rock, blues, adult contemporary and jazz stations all around the world. Blue Planet Records has circulated over tens of thousands of my ten singles to radio stations around the globe!

As for your humble singer, songwriter and indie artist over the last year I’ve been putting the finishing touches over the many songs that I’ve written for my new CD “Too Many Roads Home” and even more music and surprises are to come. Back in the studio shortly!

Look for my new releases in 2012!

Email for your free MP3 copy of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” or any of Michael Tinholme’s singles through the contact page of the website.

  • April 15th, tax day, Blue Planet Records will be re-releasing and sending thousands of my first single, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” to radio stations everywhere.
  • June 2012 re-release of my exciting dance single “Xsamba” featuring the great guitarist Mike Miller.
  • August 2012 look for my new single, Burt Bacharach’s classic song “A House is Not a Home” with orchestra conducted by Bruce Fowler and with an all-star band.
  • August 2012 look for my new original songs “I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore” and “My Sin” featuring an all-star band.
  • October 15th look for my re-release of my critically acclaimed Christmas singles, “When Winter Falls on New York,” “Silver Bells,” “Happy Christmas, War is Over” featuring legendary guitarist Steve Lukather.

Look for upgrades and new fan features to my website mcihaeltinholme.com coming soon!

Thank you all for listening, I hope you will keep tuning in, and I greatly appreciate your encouragement and support of my music.

I wish you all everything wonderful in the year 2012!

Michael Tinholme

Michael Tinholme Re-Releases his Christmas Classic marking three years on radio stations worlwide

Friday, November 4th, 2011


Music for a blue world

November 4, 2011

For general release / radio stations worldwide

On the way to you now!

Blue Planet Records is proud to announce the re-release of Michael Tinholme’s original debut single “When Winter Falls on New York the Whole World Knows Its Christmas Time.” Thousands of promotional copies of this new Christmas classic by Michael Tinholme are on route to radio stations worldwide.

Three years on the air! Thank you radio stations around the globe for your support of our artist, singer, songwriter and entertainer Michael Tinholme.

“When Winter Falls on New York” is featured on two of Michael Tinholme’s CD’s: “The Lost Christmas Card” and his critically acclaimed “It’s Christmas Time in the City.” Both CD’s feature his legendary all-star band with Tom Fowler on base (Ray Charles, Frank Zappa), Gary Novak on drums (Alanis Morissette, Natalie Cole), Guitar master Mike Miller (Bette Midler, Chick Corea), Grammy award winning pianists Bill Cunliffe and featuring the legendary saxophonist Albert Wing.

The re-release of “When Winter Falls on New York” marks three years of Michael Tinholme’s music being continuously played on radio stations worldwide and the first of his ten singles and three CD’s that have been released and distributed to audiences around the world.   

Michael Tinholme’s music has received airplay on rock, blues, adult contemporary and jazz radio formats worldwide.

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Thank you radioland for your support! Blue Planet Records and Michael Tinholme would like to support you and your events.

Booking Information:
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Blue Planet Records
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Catalina’s With a Band of Greats!

Friday, December 31st, 2010


When I began this journey just a few years back with a short meeting with Tom Fowler I had no way of knowing then that it would develop into such a wonderful music career where I’d be recording and working with some of the best and accomplished musicians and artists in the music business today.

If someone had told me then that I would be recording with the likes of Tom, Walt and Bruce Fowler Gary Novak, Mike Miller, Albert Wing, Jeff Babko, and my old friend Steve Lukather as well as a long list of musical geniuses I would have told them that they were crazy. And this dream still continues to unfold wonderfully.

I recently had the honor and great pleasure of taking the stage at the world famous Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles  with Mike Miller who recorded on all my CD’s, Tom Brechtlein, who I studied drums with for a short time, Reggie Hamilton one of the greatest bass players of all time, and pianist/ composer David Witham.

After being in and out of recording studios for the last couple of years it was such a great pleasure to sing and perform in front of such an enthusiastic audience.

It was also great to have kids from Covenant House there and I want to thank all the kind and generous contributors that made it possible.

I will never forget the kindness of Manny and Catalina to me and the band. I’m thrilled and humbled to report that I will be making many other appearances at Catalina’s in 2011.

I want to wish everyone out there listening all the blessings of the holiday and a great 2011!

Happy New Year!

Michael Tinholme

I’m Playing Two Shows at World Famous Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood!!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Thursday October 28th and Wednesday December 15th for my Christmas Show

Michael Tinholme Invite

I am thrilled and  honored to report to you out there listening that yours truly will be performing at Catalina”s in Hollywood and on two show dates, Thursday October 28th and Wednesday December 15th for my Christmas Show.

October 28th I’m honored to say that I will be taking the stage with some of today’s acclaimed and accomplished artist musicians, Guitarist-Mike Miller, Piano and Keyboards-Mitch Forman, Bass-Reggie Hamilton, Drums-Tom Brechtlein, Sax/Horns-Albert Wing, Trumpet/Horns-Mike McGuffey and some special surprise guest appearances.

Wednesday December 15th My Christmas Show with an all star band! Stay tuned for more details.

I’m proud to say that portions of the proceeds benefit Covenant House they really do open doors for homeless and exploited kids on the streets.

A Proud Supporter of:

On many occasions I have had the great pleasure of going to Catalina’s to see my favorite artists and the very best on the music scene in the world of Jazz, Blues, Rock n Roll. I am absolutely elated to have the opportunity to appear on such a prestigious stage.

I am extremely grateful to you out there listening for playing and supporting my music. For the last few years I have had the great good fortune to work and record with some of the very best in music. Now after months in the studio I get to go out and play with the best at one of the most prestigious venues out there. What a Great Trip!! I hope to see you there and I thank you for listening.

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Xsamba (The Xcentric Samba) My New Dance Single on the Radio Around the World and in the Hottest Dance Clubs Everywhere!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Michael Tinholme Xsamba Single

While I’ve been in rehearsals, Blue Planet Records has been preparing the release of my new original dance single, Xsamba-The Xcentric Samba, which features some amazing virtuoso guitar work by guitar master Mike Miller, sizzling hot trumpet from Walt Fowler and a burning hot band of legendary musicians.

•  Bass: Tom Fowler
•  Drums: Gary Novak
•  Trombone: Bruce Fowler
•  Trumpet: Wayne Bergeron
•  Percussion: Ray Yslas

Arrangement by Mike Miller and Nathan Inouye

Xsamba: The Full Story (the dance track) features a sexy voiceover from acclaimed Columbian Artist/Painter Martha Moody.

Xsamba is on its way to the Top DJ’s and Mix Masters at the Hottest Dance Clubs Everywhere!

Prior to its general release Blue Planet Records is also releasing my new original action packed dance single Xsamba to hundreds of the top DJ’s at the hottest rave and dance clubs around the world. Xsamba is on the way to the very top DJ’s at the hottest dance clubs everywhere!

Michael Tinholme Xsamba Dance Track

Xsamba on its way to Radio and Television Stations

& Music/News outlets around the world!

On September 10th Blue Planet Records will be releasing my new dance single “Xsamba” to radio stations, television outlets and Music/News Media around the world.

Xsamba the Real Story

This song came out way beyond my expectations, especially the dance track. And the arrangement by Mike Miller and Nathan Inouye is a killer. I’ve always been a big fan of Latin Jazz and Latin Rock-n-Roll. The artists that come to mind are of course Herb Albert, Arturo Sandoval, Sergio Mendes, Tito Puente, Carlos Jobim, Sting, Carlos Santana, Marc Anthony and Shakira.

I guess you could say that this song is about the missteps of romance and how exciting but yet frustrating the pursuit of love can be. To all of you out there listening I hope your romance or the pursuit of it is more exciting than frustrating and perhaps a little Xcentric.

Thanks again for listening,
Michael Tinholme