This Christmas, live in the studio with the Eclipse Christmas Show Band.
Last September, nine of us spent a day in the studio preparing some Christmas songs to share with you! 2020 is the year that we launched our Eclipse Christmas Show Band to the world. A nine-piece band of musicians coming together to perform the most eclectic, exciting, soulful mixture of Christmas songs live.
We were very clear on the vision for it: everything needs to feel huge, everything needs to feel energetic so you can dance to it, keep true the spirit of hope and love that Christmas is all about.
But, of course, must be dance-able.
Since about June 2020, Rachel our Director worked on the overall concept of this band formation. With the help of our team member, arranger, composer and saxophonist Tom Greble, we compiled a list of just under forty Christmas songs and restructured them to big, lively, lovable interpretations that suited perfectly for our nine-piece.
A few months after June passed and by September, nine of us in the team spent a day at Crank Recording Studios in Perth preparing songs to share with you.
Among a few of them was “This Christmas”, one of our favourite soul songs that we’ve seen covered by many artists. We took our base inspiration from Donny Hathaway’s version and pulled a little from John Legend’s version. Our vocalists came into the studio ready with three-part harmonies prepared for each song and tracked them down individually to best capture the intricacies that each lady embedded into their parts.
You’ll see in this video, a glimpse of how Mattie, Mia and Mia, recorded their vocal parts. All in the same booth, one after the other, with their laptop notes, full of singer’s annotations.
Introducing the Eclipse Christmas Show Band
We in the Eclipse Musicians bring you our classic Party Band line-up, amplified with a horn section and three leading powerhouse ladies to bring you into the festive season in style!
Think three soulful voices exchanging harmonies and lead lines. Three horns filling a rich punch of sound in the air. Three rhythm instruments bedding as the musical foundation underneath it all.
If you are in the midst of creating a very merry Christmas event, get in touch with us and we will send you on request our Eclipse Christmas Guide for the details you need.
We are a collective of musicians based in Perth, Australia, that perform the most well-adored songs of the decades for weddings, corporate events and special celebrations. We believe that live music is so important in establishing the tone of an event and, if done right, sets an atmosphere that allows guests to let their guard down, enjoy, and step into another world where they can feel comfortable enough to experience all that a good event has to offer.
Our musicians are not just experienced performers but also trained formally in jazz and contemporary music, and we understand the importance of how visuals reinforce a event’s tone, which give us the versatility to perform at cocktail events, black-tie events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, conferences, and brand or product launches.