Joy of Christmas
Longtime fans of Gale Stoddard and Roland Valentino from their nightclub years can't help talking about JOY OF CHRISTMAS. The magical fingers of Gale accompanying the velvet voice of Roland is a magnificent work of PURE MUSICAL MAGIC. The other 9 tracks is a variety of elegant arrangements from the big band era to jazz to foot stomping country that gets your feet moving The witty sharp, unique, sometimes funny lyrics describing the typical family during the holiday season brings a chuckle or two. Lyrics written by Roland Valentino (singer/songwriter) and lyricist Sam Slavik (retired real estate developer turned songwriter) with Gale's music is simply enchanting . Gale's classically trained background and many years headlining in nightclubs playing popular music is quite evident in her hauntingly beautiful melodies . Added into the mix is the smooth, ala Johnny Mathis style of crooning, is Roland's velvety voice. This is a Christmas CD you will not be able to turn off. Children describes Christmas as happy, awesome, sentimental, spiritual, dreamy, exciting, magical, and more..this is what JOY OF CHRISTMAS is all about. Gale and Roland have been performing since they were barely in their teens in their native Philippines, Roland won a recording contract as part of his prize in a Philippine Song Competition . At age 13, Gale won the Philippine Composer of the year Award. Close your eyes and listen for YOU are being taken on a marvelous musical journey by two of the most versatile piano/vocal talents today.