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Mannheim Steamroller

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 21, 2018

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Even if you don’t know if you’ve heard them or not, we can just about guarantee you have. When it comes to Christmas music, Mannheim Steamroller are virtually unrivaled. In fact, the group is not only credited with revolutionizing the making and marketing of holiday music, but they are also recognized as having established the entire New Age music category.

Founded about 35 years ago, Mannheim Steamroller have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, with 29 million of them in the Christmas genre. It’s instrumental and it’s fresh. But it’s also just what the season needs.

One of the longest running tours in the music industry, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour is a Christmas tradition for many families and attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests. The travelling ensemble is directed and co-produced by Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis and, in conjunction with a full multimedia and light show, will play classic Christmas hits as well as selections from their non-holiday themed Fresh Aire compositions.

Those “in the know” will tell you that Mannheim Steamroller’s unique sound give new life to these Christmas classics. We challenge you to resist tapping your feet to the beat of songs you know by heart. Even the slower songs get an infusion of energy capable of injecting warmth into the Grinchiest of Grinches.


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