Thank you Formula Team and all my friends

Thank you Concetta Halstead for directing all of my design work. Concetta Halstead has worked for Capital Records, designed the Frank Sinatra box set as well as the Beatles Anthology Edition and I’m honored to be associated with her, Dee Eldridge and the rest of the Formula team. Thank you for making my love letter to New York City my CD “The House of Jazz” come to life.

Not only am I fortunate enough to be working with some amazing musical artists but I’m also fortunate to have Concetta , Dee and Kate Miles directing my creative efforts. In early October I was laid flat on my back from a car accident with five tracks still to be completed for the release of my Christmas CD “The Lost Christmas Card.” While I was out of it on drugs (prescribed) this team pulled together and was able to master the five tracks that we had prepared, produced the liner notes and all the artwork for the November release of the Christmas CD as well as the radio push. Had it not been for them my original single “When Winter Falls on New York the Whole World Knows it’s Christmas Time” would not have received airplay during the 2008 holiday season.

Circumstances in my life recently have given me time to think just how far I’ve come and how fortunate I am to have a lot of talented and good people supporting me. Which is really astonishing to me since I’ve been a loner pretty much all of my life. When I began my music career that completely changed and suddenly by merely pursuing what had been my dream for all my life my life opened and I had friends and wonderfully talented people supporting and encouraging me. Obviously these people have no taste and eventually they will see the error of their ways but right now I’m a very lucky guy who not only receives support from his team but also from a lot of good friends that I’ve made in this process. From my buddies at the post office who helped me get the huge mailing out, to my mechanic who posted my fliers in his window, to so many others who are spreading the news all over the country, yes I am truly one very lucky jazz singer.

Thank you all for everything.

Michael Tinholme


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