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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 International Re-Release of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Press-Release – For international general release July 20, 2012

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

On its way to radio stations in Europe, Asia, and around the world 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.” –Michael Tinholme

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

Michael Tinholme’s music receives airplay on Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country and Adult Contemporary stations all across Europe and Asia thanks to radio stations like yours. Thank you for your support!

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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Albert Wing and the Fowler Brothers tear it up!!!!!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Fowler Brothers and Albert Wing recording session for “the Lost Christmas Card” and my Dad was there, it was so cool. We had the horn date with Bruce and Walt Fowler and on saxophone Albert Wing. They played through all the arrangements and sounded fantastic. Then we queued up ‘When Winter Falls” for Albert’s saxophone solo. He played four solos each one of them was a killer and everyone in the room had their own favorite. Afterwards my dad walks up to him and says “you know you really caused a problem, its gonna be harder than hell to pick between those solos”. My Dad managed my first band and he has carried a torch for music career longer than anyone has. I am so grateful that he could see me in a studio again.