Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit. The band will provide a soulful soundtrack to the holidays this year with new album It's A Holiday Soul Party, out October 30 on Daptone Records.
Kicking off with "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)" - the band's ode to The Festival of Lights - the 11-song set of original and classic holiday songs is the group's first holiday record and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album Give The People What They Want. It's A Holiday Soul Party is available for pre-order now (insert buy link for your territory).
There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings. Since releasing their first album in 2002, the band has performed all over the world, had tremendous success on TV and Sharon has collaborated with some of music's biggest names including David Byrne and Michael Bublé.
In addition to the new album, the Toronto International Film Festival just announced that documentary "Miss Sharon Jones" is set to premiere at the esteemed festival on Friday, September 11. Directed by Academy Award Winner Barbara Kopple, the film follows the dynamic frontwoman through her 2013 battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to the stage around the release of Give The People What They Want.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' most recent full-length, Give the People What They Want, was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have sold over 600,000 records worldwide.
It's A Holiday Soul Party! is the group's very first Holiday album.
Vinyl: 1LP, first limited press of the album will be on red vinyl packaged in a standard sleeve
CD: single CD in digipak packaging
Includes covers of holiday classics such as "Silent Night" as well as original compositions, including "8 Days of Hanukkah"
"8 Days of Hanukkah" will be available as a 45 single, and there will be a re-release of the "Just Another Christmas Song" b/w "Big Bulbs" 45.
Comprehensive Press, Online, and Radio campaign.
Album trailer to be released with "White Christmas"
Music videos for "White Christmas" and "8 Days of Hanukkah"
Online ads begin around November and run through holiday season.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have been extensively covered in the national press since their 2005 album Naturally.
The Dap-Kings have played on international hits by the likes of Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Amy Winehouse, and Michael Bublé, and the Dap-King Horns most recently played on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk (Featuring Bruno Mars)."
Daptone co-founder and Dap-Kings bandleader / songwriter Gabriel Roth won a Grammy for his engineering work on Amy Winehouse's Back to Black.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have appeared on Later... with Jools Holland, The Andrew Marr Show and BBC Breakfast (UK).
Early airplay for select tracks on BBC Radio 2 by Trevor Nelson and 6Music by Craig Charles.
Festive retail marketing with key chain and independent stores.
Released on Daptone Records, the soul label behind the success of Charles Bradley
01 - 8 Days (Of Hanukkah)
02 - Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
03 - White Christmas
04 - Just Another Christmas Song
05 - Silent Night
06 - Big Bulbs
07 - Please Come Home For Christmas
08 - Funky Little Drummer Boy
09 - Silver Bells
10 - World Of Love
11 - God Rest Ye Merry Gents Available from 30.10.2015