New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
There is no purer sound than that of the all conquering choir boy band 'LIBERA'. This beautiful song encompasses the spirit of Christmas, with families coming together, with the message that no one should be alone, and with the promise that if you believe…..Santa will find you.
The track, already a classical No.1 in Japan, is accompanied by a wonderful video that both tugs at the heart strings and leaves you smiling, just like the song itself.
'LIBERA' were formed in 2000 and they have never broken up and they haven't gotten a day older. They have outlasted the very luminaries that they have performed for and to. Kings, Queens, Popes and Presidents. East to West. They have conquered America
and Russia, Europe
and Asia, classical and pop, hearts and minds. They have performed in cathedrals, arenas and stadiums. They have featured alongside the diverse likes of Miley Cyrus, Meat Loaf
and, most recently, on the much lauded Destiny game soundtrack with Sir Paul McCartney. With a sound described as both ancient and modern they are by far the UK's biggest real boy band……
"They come from the mean streets of South London but sing like little angels"
- The Evening Standard
So it is perhaps surprising that this group renowned the world over are a bit of a secret to the mass public in their native England. In the USA, their TV appearances and performances on the likes of the NBC 'Today' show and 'Tonight with Jay Leno', have led to sell out concerts and chart topping positions. The boys have fans that include Robert De Niro, Cameron Diaz, Diana Ross, Steve Martin
and the President himself. They were privileged to close the Kennedy Centre Honours with a tribute to honouree Brian Wilson
of The Beach Boys, and then followed this with their biggest gig to date……a crowd of 65,000 at New York's Yankee Stadium at the climax of Pope Benedict XVI's first ever visit to the USA, the only Brits to take part in this historic event.
"When I heard them sing…..…it does remind me a lot of the Beach Boys"
- Brian Wilson
And it isn't just America
that is smitten with this group of quintessentially English lads. In South East Asia, Libera are frequently heard on mainstream TV and radio and their CD's ride high in both the classical and pop charts of countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. On recent tours they have packed out major concert venues in Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei, where the boys were feted by thousands of enthusiastic fans who queued for hours to meet them and collect autographs.
This year alone has seen them perform highly acclaimed concerts in Russia, North America, South Korea and Japan, where they will be returning to this December for a string of Christmas shows.
"I like them so much, they sang at my wedding!"
- Aled Jones
Pure, honest and touching, this music knows no boundaries, language, race, creed or colour. It is perhaps best summed up buy a fan…….
"Glorious and soothing, hauntingly beautiful. Music
is what feelings sound like, and this sound opens a door to what every soul longs for…….a restful and happy place."