Christmas (the band) Bio
Christmas the band began in Seattle Washington in 1977. The first live concert was a benefit for the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital at the Bellevue Community College in December of 1978. The line up was Bruce Hazen Guitar, Bass, Pedals and Vocals, Mark Robertson Keyboards and Vocals and Charles Tapp Drums and Vocals. The group played several concerts in the Seattle area as well as a live radio show on KZOK FM in 1979.
This century a CD of that 1979 broadcast was released by Rudolf Music in 2003 and is available at iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby along with four more CD’s by the band: Oh Christmas Tree - 2007, 3 Ships - 2009, Silent Night, - 2010 and Linus And Lucy Freeway Jam - 2013. There is also a Free Christmas CD at the Rudolf Music website available for download that contains songs from each. The music is a blend of traditional and new Christmas and other music in a Rock, Jazz, Progressive Rock style.
Pavlov's Demo recorded in 1979 at Pavlov's Dog's studio in Seattle with Jeff Pilson on Bass, Guitar, Pedals and Vocals along with Mark Robertson Keyboards and Vocals and Charles Tapp Drums and Vocals came out in 2014 along with a new single entitled Love One Another. Christmas the band played a live benefit concert for the Redwood Empire Food Bank this decade twice in Santa Rosa, California. The lineup was Alec Fuhrman Guitar and Vocals, Peter Penhallow Keyboards, Rob Fordyce Bass and Vocals, and Charles Tapp Drums, Keyboards and Vocals. This group of musicians has a deep history in this genre of music and have known each other for years living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alec Fuhrman played with Rob Fordyce and Mark Robertson in the Progressive Rock Band Cairo. Peter Penhallow played with Charles Tapp and Andy West in the Progressive Rock Band Timmy. New for 2016 is an instrumental version of The Hallelujah Chorus. A new full length CD is planned for 2017.
Christmas (the band) Discography