Boston member involved: Gary Pihl
What is December People you ask? Well - - -
Something Classic, Something new, Something familiar - yet totally original
One part Tribute band - One part radio sensation- One part traditional Holiday music- and one part just plain fun.
This high powered quintet made up of some of the finest musicians from some of the worlds biggest bands provide 'Industrial strength' Rock and Roll for the Holidays.
The music and the vocals are superb.
DP plays familiar Holiday songs in the styles of the top bands of our time like Santana The Who, Led Zepplin, Sting, ZZ Top, Boston, U2, ELP, Queen and Peter Gabriel just to name a few.
The group consists of five top players from well known bands.
Group leader, Robert Berry, came up with the concept for December People and is the lead vocalist and bass player. His credits include playing in many major bands. He had a number 9 hit with his band "3" with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer of ELP fame. Robert sang for the band Ambrosia, played bass in the Sammy Hagar band and was also in the band GTR with Steve Howe of Yes. He is presently the bass player for the Greg Kihn Band.
Gary Pihl , guitar vocals for December People, has been a member of the band Boston since 1985. Before Boston Gary was the guitar player in the Sammy Hagar Band and played on many hit records with Sammy. Previous to Sammy Hagar Gary worked with Norman Greenbaum of Spirit in the Sky fame. Gary adds his undeniable rock edge to the December People sound.
Mike Vanderhule is DP's drummer and percussionist. Mike has played in professional bands for years and is currently the drummer for the hard rockin' Y & T. Solid as a rock Mike is the backbone that brings these great songs alive.
Jack Foster is guitar #2 for December People. Jack is an internationally known solo artist with 3 albums out in Europe and Japan on the Musea label. Jack is an accomplished singer/songwriter and his skills in vocal harmony and his technical guitar ability are important to the DP sound
Dave Medd is currently the keyboard player for the Tubes. Dave adds the high lead vocals to December People and some considerably challenging harmony parts to the mix. He has also toured with Quicksilver Messenger Service and Alliance. The keyboards are challenging in the DP music and Dave pulls it off with power and dexterity.
Official Site: decemberpeople.com
Sounds Like Christmas
01. Carol of the Bells
02. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
03. Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
04. Silent Night
05. What Child is This?
06. Little Drummer Boy
07. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
08. Up on the Housetop / Deck the Halls
09. Angels We Have Heard On High / Christmas Lullaby
10. The First Noel
11. The Light
12. Merry X-mas (War is Over)
13. A Christas Poem No. 1
Rattle & Humbug
01. What Child Is This?
02. Joy To The World/Jingle Bells
03. We Three Kings
04. Little Drummer Boy
05. Up On The Rooftop/Feliz Navidad
06. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
07. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The First Noel
08. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
09. The Night Before Christmas
10. Angels We Have Heard On High
11. Carol Of The Bells
December People 3
A Classic Rock Christmas
01. Silver Bells
02. Oh Come Emmanuel
03. Sleigh Ride / I'll Be Home for Christmas
04. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
05. Here Comes Santa Claus
06. Good King Wenceslas
07. That Time of Year
08. Jingle Bells
09. Auld Lang Syne
10. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
11. Oh Holy Night