It’s the first-ever Jersey Rock Podcast Christmas Special! Get into the spirit of the season with over an hour of Holiday tunes and greetings from the bands who make NJ rock!
On this week’s show:
We rock every track from The Mighty Treetoppers brand new album “Christmas Rebels”! The project was put together by Bill Bourke of OCVTS, Eric Collier of Fast Clare, and Jeff from Ropetree. It features guest vocals from Laddie Keelan from Fast Clare (“Jingle Bells”), Kate Ortiz from Vextion (“Blue Christmas”), Eddie Testa (“Run Run Rudolph”), Rose Lees (“Here Comes Santa Claus”), and Frankie Gibson of Dr. Cheeko (“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”). Bill Bourke and Eric Collier call in to the show to tell us all about the project. Learn more about The Mighty Treetoppers on their facebook fan page!
Matt O’Ree and Eryn join us in studio to tell us the story behind Eryn’s cover of “Santa Baby.” Eryn’s “Lady E” album is out now. It’s available anywhere you can download music including amazon.com. Matt O’Ree Band’s Brotherhood album is out now. Get a copy at mattoreeband.com. Don’t miss Matt O’Ree Band at Pollak Theater at Monmouth University on 2/9! Tickets are available at monmouth.edu!
Brian King of Reality Suite checks in to tell us about his band’s original Holiday song “Deliver By Christmas.” The video for the song is this week’s Jersey Rock Video of the Week! Reality Suite’s “Awaken” EP is available now at realitysuite.com. Keep an eye out for a new, deluxe edition with brand new tracks coming in 2019. Don’t miss Reality Suite at Roxy And Duke’s Roadhouse in Dunellen on Saturday 1/19!
Jimmy Franklin (Rock N’ Roll Time Machine/Holiday Express/ Big Tom And The Guns) teamed with Brian Morelli (Morningside Lane) and Zack Sandler (Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son) to create a killer Christmas version of Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way.” Their track, “Show Me The Sleigh,” is available now at amazon.com! Check out the story behind the tune on the Jersey Rock Weekly Podcast Episode 26!
Back in 2016 Ashley McKinley joined us in studio to record a great performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” We rock the track! Ashley Mckinley’s “Wishful Thinking” Album is out now. You can score a copy at ashleymckinleymusic.com. Ashley McKinley has new material on the way in 2019 and will join us in-studio for another acoustic performance this January!
Chris Brown’s “One More Night” EP is out now. You can score a copy at chrisbrownap.com. As of late Chris Brown has been working with Megan O’Shea to produce a songwriters in the round series that has been tearing up Asbury Park. Keep an eye on Chris’ facebook page for more “Let’s Get Folke Up” events! Chris Brown’s rendition of “O Holy Night” was recorded live in the WRAT studio in December of 2016.
Jack Skuller calls in to the show to tell us about his experience recording his original Christmas tune. “Stuck In This Holiday” was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. Jack laid down the track in the very same place where Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash once performed. The Skullers’ “Meet The Skullers” EP is out now. The band is in action 1/11 at The Crossroads in Garwood with Above The Moon and 3/9 at Fox And Crow in Jersey City. Learn more at theskullers.com!
The Paper Jets are fresh off rocking an incredible album release show at The Asbury Lanes. The group’s “Everyday Forever” album is the culmination of several years of hard work and marks the end of one chapter for the group and the beginning of another. Score a copy of the disc at thepaperjets.com. Frontman Brian Erickson joined us in studio back in December of 2016 and recorded a great cover of The Beach Boys’ “The Little St. Nick.”
Last Christmas Levy & The Oaks put out an epic cover of John Lennon’s “Happy X-Mas War Is Over”. The tune features special guests Natalie Farrell, MACK, Rachel Ana Dobken, Avery Mandeville, Joey Henderson and FERN from The Burns. Levy And The Oaks’ “Sound Of The City” EP is available now at levyandtheoaks.com The band also has a duo of new singles on the way. Don’t miss them at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park for “Another 90’s New Year” on 12/31!
Check out last week’s Jersey Rock Podcast!