NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Band of Merrymakers, a rotating holiday supergroup of travelling troubadours, will release a new holiday medley 'A Very Merry Medley' available this Friday, October 28th. Billboard premiered the track today, listen here. The song will also be available on a digital re-release of their debut album Welcome To Our Christmas Party.
"We took the best Christmas songs ever written, spun them at Studio 54 in a blender at 128 BPM and what you get is pure holiday magic," says hit songwriters Sam Hollander and Kevin Griffin.
A donation will be made to MusiCares for every album and track sold. MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Band of Merrymakers will perform throughout the holiday season on TV including The Today Show and The Hollywood Christmas Parade. Their tour kicks off in New York City on December 1st at BB Kings and also hits New Jersey, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
Band of Merrymakers is led by Sugar Ray front man Mark McGrath and hit songwriters/producers Kevin Griffin (Taylor Swift, Sugarland, James Blunt, Howie Day...also of Better Than Ezra) and Sam Hollander (Train, One Direction, Panic! At The Disco, Pentatonix). The album features special guests: 3OH!3, Alex & Sierra, Andrew McMahon (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness), Bebe Rexha, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Christina Perri, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), David Hodges (Evanescence), David Ryan Harris, Firekid, Jason Wade (Lifehouse), Lisa Loeb, Constantine Maroulis, Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick (Fitz and The Tantrums), Natasha Bedingfield, Nick Hexum (311), Owl City, Sinclair, Smallpools, Streetcorner Symphony, The Grand Southern, The Mowglis and Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees).
In addition to making a donation to MusiCares, Band of Merrymakers will be partnering with Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country, to design an "Ugly Sweater" for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale of their sweater will go directly to MOC to help the organization to continue to spread the healing power of music. Band of Merrymakers will also be performing in a hospital this holiday season with MOC, who recently launched their Half A Million Moments Campaign to celebrate performing for over half a million patients, families and caregivers.
For more information on Band of Merrymakers or to purchase tickets, please visit www.bandofmerrymakers.com.
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- A Very Merry Medley
Feat. Mark McGrath, Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums, Tyler Glenn, Lisa Loeb, Constantine Maroulis, Kevin Griffin & Sam Hollander
- Snow, Snow, Snow
Feat. Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums, Natasha Bedingfield, Owl City, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra
- Holiday in LA
Feat. Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums, Natasha Bedingfield, Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray
Feat. Natasha Bedingfield
- And To All A Good Night
Feat. Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra
- It's Christmastime
Feat. Christina Perri, David Hodges of Evanescence
- Gather Round
Feat. Natasha Bedingfield, Jason Wade of Lifehouse
- Must Be Christmas
Feat. Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums, Nick Hexum of 311, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Smallpools, The Mowglis, 3oh!3
- Jingle Bells
Feat. Bebe Rexha, Alex & Sierra
- Oh Holy Night
Feat. David Ryan Harris, Alex & Sierra, Streetcorner Symphony
- Joy to the World
- Auld Lang Syne
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