Holiday rock ensemble THE WIZARDS OF WINTER kick off their 2019 Holiday Tour tonight in Key West, FL. The tour will cross the country before wrapping up at the end of December.
Originally started 10 years ago as a means to contribute to a local New Jersey food pantry, THE WIZARDS OF WINTER quickly grew beyond their regional foundation, releasing recorded music and touring the country annually with their classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show.
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER recently released their anxiously-awaited new album, The Christmas Dream. Featuring 10 new original songs, The Christmas Dream is a rocking holiday sleigh ride that crosses musical boundaries from prog metal to contemporary, appealing to a broad and diverse audience.
This year, fans can expect to be dazzled with music from The Christmas Dream, as well as many of their own original classics that audiences have grown to cherish throughout the years.
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER have added even more new talent to their ranks this year, including violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad, lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith, and last but not least, lead guitarist Steve Brown.
Aside from being a founding member of hard rock icons Trixter,lead guitarist Steve Brown has performed with Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx), Joe Lynn Turner (formerly of Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), and on Broadway in the hit musical “Rock Of Ages”. In 2013, and again in 2018, Steve was invited to be the vicarial guitarist for the legendary Def Leppard. Lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith has performed as a lead vocalist on Holland America cruises, in several Off Broadway and additional theatre productions, and performed a one-woman show at the Davenport Theater. Award-winning violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad has toured worldwide with Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, has worked with many accomplished European composers, and has been performing since childhood.
About THE WIZARDS OF WINTER:
Each night on tour, THE WIZARDS OF WINTER evoke the spirit of Christmas, weaving a story entirely based on their latest full-length album, The Magic of Winter, and new music. Each THE WIZARDS OF WINTER performance showcases soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, outstanding guitar leads, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work – taking the listener on a musical journey, covering many genres from pop to progressive rock. Previous tours have seen the THE WIZARDS OF WINTER performing their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to tens of thousands of attendees and has grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music. The ensemble’s singles have also been aired on SiriusXM Holly.