Scroll down to see collection of Christmas cover videos or you can find them on my YouTube channel.
Second disclaimer, the header features some jingle bells and my autoharp (people often ask what instrument it is). I’m a singer first and an instrumentalist only when I have to be.
I haven’t really discussed my love of singing on my blog yet, I mentioned that Chris and I met at an open mic, but that’s about it. After high school, I started singing in public and was in a series of duos and a short-lived band. I sang quite often during the four years that I took off between high school and university, but my university studies then took most of my focus until I graduated. I still sing at events occasionally, but going on tour is now an old dream in the back of my head.
Three years ago I decided to do a small collection of Christmas covers (six to be exact) and I thought that I’d share them with you here as well. The videos also feature musical guests including: my husband Chris who prefers the drums, but played some guitar; one of my best friends and the other half of our duo Darling and the Fox, Darling Meadow; Ryan Alhage, co-creator and friend from our old band Foxy Droids; the talented fiddler Seann Battams of The Doozies and Hairy Holler; and my good friend Heather Luckhart, jazz/folk/blues extraordinaire. With the help of these talented musicians we put together some covers of Christmas favourites and had a lot of fun while doing it.
I started the series with a solo Canadian cover of the Bob and Doug McKenzie comedic version of Twelve Days of Christmas.
Second, I sang with Chris on guitar – Santa Baby.
The fourth installment featured Chris on guitar again, but this time he loved me so much that he even performed it with me at an open mic I used to host in town – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Fifth, was a very fun cover of Blue Christmas with Heather Luckhart and Seann Battams (we had too much fun with the creepy elf at the beginning).
Lastly, Darling Meadow and I sang Jingle Bell Rock with a cute, but disinterested Daq.
So there you have it, I hope you put on some Christmas songs tonight while you’re making dinner and have a bit of Christmas Kitchen Karaoke with your loved ones (wine encouraged) – try not to hate the songs just because every retail store around you is overplaying them.