NASHVILLE: Feel Good Story of 2023 Arrives with Raymond Arroyo Christmas Merry & Bright
(Los Angeles, CA) – A response to longtime fan requests, Raymond Arroyo Christmas Merry & Bright charms listeners with Arroyo’s renaissance sensibilities. Warm vocals and a touch of humor refresh and cast new light on a collection of Christmas standards we’ve all taken for granted. Debuting top 5 on Billboard’s Seasonal and Jazz Charts, as well as top 10 overall on Amazon’s Music Chart, and top 25 on Barnes & Noble’s Bestselling chart for all genre’s, ‘Merry & Bright’ has already proven to be an early Holiday favorite. In support of the new recording, Arroyo will bring his festive family Jazz Christmas concerts to select markets, where he will be joined by special guests such as José Feliciano and Frankie Avalon.
Raymond Arroyo has entertained and informed audiences in one way or another his whole life, as a contributor for Fox and CNN, with his New York Times bestselling-books and his frequent appearances on: The Today Show, Fox News, Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Access Hollywood, Erin Burnett Outfront, The Ingraham Angle and through beloved shows on EWTN (commonly known as “the world’s largest Faith media network”)… Audiences have enthusiastically responded to his debut recording Christmas Merry & Bright in which his deeply rooted musical background takes center stage; having grown up singing in his native New Orleans, then graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts followed by theater stints in London.
On the ‘Merry & Bright’ album, as well as in concert, Arroyo is backed by jazz supergroup, The NOLA Players. Christmas Merry & Bright showcases Kevin Kaska’s (The Greatest Showman, Jungle Book) beautiful, Big Band new arrangements of the timeless “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, a hard driving, “Joy to the World”, and a never-before heard orchestration of medley “The First Noel/ We Magi of Orient Are”. Recorded by multi-grammy award winning producer Brad Michel, the album captures unexplored emotions of the season with an all-new rendition of the beloved, “Feliz Navidad”– complete with a moving duet with Grammy Winner, José Feliciano. Arroyo will be touring in select markets this coming November and December in support of Raymond Arroyo Christmas Merry & Bright, as well as a brand new iHeart Radio Holiday Special, bringing a season of uniting, memory making, wonder awakening, experience to prepare for the yuletide season!
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