Greg London, Master Musical Impressionist, is Going to Have Himself a Merry Little Christmas Now That His Show “Greg London’s Icons” Has Been Extended By Popular Demand into 2010 at Harrah’s Reno
Greg London’s (www.gregorylondon.com) about to deck the halls in Reno! If anyone’s going to be having himself a merry little Christmas this year, it’s the master musical impressionist, who is now one of the city’s longest running solo entertainers ever.
The multi-talented singer and musician’s joyfully entertaining, wonderfully schizophrenic musical show “Greg London’s Icons,” which launched its current run in Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno in July 2007, has been extended for a second time by overwhelming demand into 2010. It’s been a staple there since a few months after he wrapped his critically acclaimed and highly popular two month debut stint at the Venue in Leicester Square on London’s West End.
Now the high energy entertainer who spends his evenings channeling some of the greatest musical performers of our time–Buddy Holly, Joe Cocker, Jim Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Tina Turner and Ozzy Osbourne, among others–is about to show his romantic side and warm America’s heart this holiday season with his own soulful voice.
His beautifully arranged, intimate rendition of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” will be released to AC radio stations across the country in mid-October.
Produced by veteran film composer Eric Colvin, the track also features the saxophone of contemporary jazz star Warren Hill.
While “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is one of the world’s most beloved holiday songs, for London, it was anything but a random choice. About ten years ago, London was starring in a live television Christmas show at The Lodge in Pebble Beach, California. After he performed the song, record producer Terry Melcher, who was there with his mother, film legend Doris Day, came up to him and said, “My mom thinks you’re incredible and you need to record that song. We’re gonna do it and I’m going to be the producer!”
London fans will be glad to know that the magic doesn’t stop December 25. He and Colvin are currently in the studio working on tracks for the singer’s new EP, due sometime in 2009.