Christmas in 2010.
|Birth name||Keith Peter Christmas|
|Born||13 October 1946|
|Years active||late 1960s - present|
|Labels||RCA Victor, B & C Records, Manticore Records, Woronzow Records, Voiceprint, HTD Records,|
|Associated acts||Mighty Baby|
Keith Xmas (given birth to Keith Peter Xmas, 13 Oct 1946, Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex) can be an British singer and songwriter. In 1969 his 1st recording Stimulus premiered. Christmas played classical guitar on David Bowie’s Space Oddity recording, and appeared in the initial Glastonbury Festival in 1970. Through the 1970s he released four even more albums, Fable FROM THE Wings, Pigmy, Brighter Day and Stories IN THE Human Zoo, while touring with and supporting bands just like the Who, King Crimson, A DECADE After, Frank Zappa, Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart as well as the Kinks. Among the musicians who added to his recordings were Mighty Baby, Pat Donaldson, Keith Tippett, Gerry Conway, Shelagh McDonald, Rod Argent, Peter Sinfield, Greg Lake, Mel Collins, Cat Stevens and Michael Boshears. In 1972 he was voted among six favourite worldwide artists by writers of Noises magazine. In 1976 he returned to Britain and over time stopped using. He produced the blues music group ‘Weatherman’ in 1991 with some close friends and an record from the same name premiered in 1992. In 1996 he instantly started to compose a different sort of acoustic materials which almost instantly led to the discharge of a fresh album ‘Like Beyond Offers’ on HTD Information. In January 2003 Xmas released an instrumental CD, ‘Acoustica’. It got exceptional worldwide testimonials – ‘unquestionably outstanding’, ‘this is normally a quite remarkable piece of function’, ‘luxurious and frustrating’, ‘a gorgeous album’, as well as the starting track was applied to the BBC documentary ‘Hidden Backyards’. In 2006 he documented and produced his initial ever single CD called ‘Light from the Dawn’. The mag fRoots evaluated it “…the sound can be great and grabs the interest: the self-confident, gutsy guitar, selected or slide, provides immediacy and intimacy in similar measure; and Christmas’s immediate, hoarse vocals can’t help but involve the listener in the moods and tales of the tracks…a fine classic album”. In 2011 Xmas released a 5-monitor solo acoustic EP called ‘Body fat Cat Big Seafood’ and in 2012 released his initial live Compact disc ‘Live on the Pump’. In Dec 2016 Xmas released a fresh CD, ‘Crazy Dancing Days’. From summertime 2015, when he began writing the record, to right before its discharge, early variations of 8 tracks that were submitted on YouTube, SoundCloud and Fandalism have already been performed over 47,000 moments, 14,000 of these the monitor ‘Combination the Drinking water’ – an charm for tolerance to refugees,
Stimulus 1969 Fable from the Wings 1970 Pigmy 1971 Brighter Day time 1974 Stories through the Human being Zoo 1976 Weatherman 1992 Like Beyond Offers 1996 Acoustica 2003 Timeless & Unusual (compilation 1969-71) 2004 Light from the Dawn 2006 NOUVEAU RICHE BUSINESSMAN Big Seafood 2011 Live in the Pump 2012 Crazy Dance Days 2016