Holidelic was conceived of as a celebration of the true holiday spirit of joy and giving, and since its inception in 2002, performances have featured a range of artists from Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, The B-52’s Fred Schneider, SNL’s Shawn Pelton and hip hop artist John Forte to pop chanteuse Lucy Woodward, dancing trombonist Jonathan Arons, and the legendary Celeste Holm. Holidelic performances outside of the metro New York region will feature an array of local celebrities and talent, making each performance a unique event.
“Not since James Brown’s Christmas Album has there been a Yuletide-themed collection as funky as this latest release from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/actor Everett Bradley (Broadway’s Swing). Featuring mostly original songs as well as very loose adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and the like, Holidelic is a relentlessly fun and joyful disc that recalls the glory days of George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic.”Frank Scheck (New York Post / Hollywood Reporter)
This is holiday spirit like you’ve never seen it before! Holidelic explores the holidays, modern culture and mild family dysfunction in a playful, loving, humorous performance that is hardly traditional but a whole lot of fun! Celebrating uniqueness and diversity with the power of the groove as his common denominator, Everett Bradley’s fresh, wide-eyed look at the holiday season has rejuvenated thousands of bah-humbug spirits. As the standard holiday fare has passed from one generation to the next like a stale fruitcake, it has lost a lot of relevance for many… and as the ubiquitous, canned holiday music oozes from nearly every storefront from late November’s Black Friday celebration of commercialism ‘til Christmas Day, it is harder and harder to get people enthusiastic for yet another round of Jingle Bells, White Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy. People want to celebrate! People want holiday cheer! People want to shake their booties! Holidelic is the guaranteed antidote to the sameness of old school holiday programming– an opportunity for parents and kids of all ages to cut loose to an infectious groove, sing and laugh together in celebration.