CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Ottawa's Silent Winters (Olenka Bastian and Jonathan Chandler), known for folk-inspired vocal harmonies, wrap-up nine sparkling holiday hits, along with the gift of a new song, to cherish this Christmas morning. Classics include "White Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" and "Happy Holiday." "Baby, It's Cold Outside" sees the power roles reversed from male to female, while their goosebump inducing versions of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Oh Holy Night" and "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" are delightful and surprising additions. Their own song, "Christmas Morning," complements the spirit of the season. Put another log on the fire, and feel the warmth emanated from this CFMA nominated duo.
Silent Winters released their last album The Duke Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2019. History, heritage and heartbreak is the inspiration for this album – delving into the history of Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats neighborhood and family ancestry. With the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Silent Winters are thrilled to share their latest creation for you. Produced and mixed by Jim Bryson at Fixed Hinge Recording.
ABOUT THE ALBUM: Fireworks & a Small Brigade was written by Olenka Bastian and Jonathan Chandler. It was recorded in March of 2017 at The Shoebox in Ottawa. It was engineered and mastered by Bryan Ruckstuhl and mixed by Jonathan. Mike Yates played cello on Time I Let Go, JF Beauchamp played trumpet on Counting Sheep Tonight and Dan Robidoux played piano on Counting Sheep Tonight.