John Oates’ Holiday Wish is Granted with “Santa Be Good To Me”
Memoir Change of Seasons Planned for 2017
NASHVILLE (Dec. 19, 2016) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates is spreading the holiday cheer with “Santa Be Good to Me,” a swing-inspired original song he recorded with Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers.
For those making holiday playlists (and checking them twice), “Santa Be Good to Me” is available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Spotify. Autographed limited-edition singles issued on green vinyl, with the B-side “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” are available at his website.
Rolling Stone premiered “Santa Be Good To Me” in November, calling it a “mellow Yuletide tune about the pursuit of holiday romance.” In December, MusicRow’s Robert K. Oermann awarded it Disc of the Day, proclaiming, “This gets major bonus points for coming to us via a green-vinyl 45 r.p.m. single. With The Time Jumpers on board, you know it has to have the most delightful swing groove. The jazziest yule tune of the year.”
“John Oates’ rich voice and amazing lyrics are bound to make this Christmas song a standard in no time.” – Mike McVay, SVP Content & Programming at Cumulus Media
“If you’re searching for a little Christmas magic, ‘Santa Be Good to Me’ sprinkles some of that gold holiday dust all over.” – No Depression
In August, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Looking ahead to 2017, Oates will release his memoir,Change of Seasons, in March on St. Martin’s Press. Written by Oates with award-winning journalist Chris Epting, the book spans John’s modest roots to mega-stardom, in riveting, never-before-told stories from an artist who has shaped the pop-music landscape over the last four decades.
Change of Seasons: www.JohnOatesBook.com
About John Oates: John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates embarked on a long-awaited solo career in 1999. He has since recorded five solo albums and the 2015 DVD docu-concert Another Good Road. Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, he was named a BMI Icon in 2008 and founded the 7908: The Aspen Songwriters Festival in 2010. In 2016, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood of Fame.
In addition to his ongoing tour schedule with Daryl Hall, playing sold out shows around the world, this Fall Oates collaborated with Wolfgang Gartner for the EDM track “Baby Be Real,” as well as, The Time Jumpers for his new original holiday single “Santa Be Good to Me.” St. Martin’s Press will release Oates’ memoir, Change of Seasons, in 2017.
He divides his time between Nashville and a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.