The Midtown Men Record 'All Alone On Christmas' to Benefit the Red Cross
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by BWW News Desk
On the heels of an incredible performance at the Right 2 Rock charity event honoring "Little Steven" Van Zandt at the Hammerstein Ballroom alongside rock legends Bruce Springsteen, Dion, Elvis Costello, & Tom Morello, - acclaimed singing group THE Midtown Men are thrilled to announce the release of their holiday single, "All Alone On Christmas."
The track is currently available for purchase at iTunes, and in light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, 100% of all digital download proceeds from "All Alone On Christmas" will go to the American Red Cross by THE Midtown Men to help aid in all relief efforts throughout the end of the year.
The original version of the track was written and produced by Van Zandt (founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, producer, arranger, record producer, actor, writer, human rights activist, and international radio DJ) and was recently given a rocking new arrangement for THE Midtown Men. Not only did Stevie create a new arrangement of this classic holiday tune for THE Midtown Men, but he also plays guitar on the single with musicians from the E Street Band. Truly a remarkable collaboration.
"Sometimes the best projects are the ones that are the most unlikely," says Steven Van Zandt when speaking about working with The Midtown Men. "And quite often, like this one, they turn out to be the most fun. So here it is. And with this record, I'm sure you'll agree that they have conquered the recording studio the same way they took Broadway. The Midtown Men have arrived."
As original cast members of Broadway's Jersey Boys, THE Midtown Men took the world by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now they are together again becoming rock stars in their own right. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer have taken their sensational sound on the road once more, bringing to life their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. Currently on the road selling out venues on their 2012-13 US headlining tour – which will cover 77 cities from coast to coast and have included stellar performances in front of an 85 piece symphony orchestra. The tour will end 2012 with a highly anticipated performance at The Philharmonic Center For The Arts in Naples, Florida on December 29. The group will then continue their tour in 2013 with a combination of shows at performing arts centers and symphony halls. The group recently appeared on Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and New York Live.
On December 8th, THE Midtown Men will perform at St. Peter's Performing Arts Center in Jersey City where they, along with St. Peter's Performing Arts Center, are donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, started by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife. For more information please check out: https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.