Austrian singer-songwriter and producer Juergen Pichler AKA Trickster is releasing his amped up and swinging mash-up blend of Christmas classics ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ on Trickster Recordings through Absolute on 17 November 2023. Somehow blending nostalgia and feel good festive warmth, this is the Christmas cocktail you didn’t know you needed: so hold the egg nog. Trickster wants to bring joy to everyone’s home!
Filmed at the iconic Pinewood Studios, the home of James Bond, the outrageous video for the single is drenched in 1940s style vintage glamour as some of the world’s best dancers hit the floor to recreate the eye-popping festive energy of a New Orleans-style Christmas party. Created by a crew that has worked on Lord of the Rings, Mission Impossible, Independence Day and more, this is a true Christmas blockbuster and will in time form part of a full Christmas movie. Trickster’s Christmas track is set to be massive and be the new – and greatest – soundtrack for the season.
The song lands just before the John Woo film of the same name is due to impact and, whilst Trickster’s life story is worthy of its own movie, let’s focus on the music for now….
Produced by Richard Flack [Joe Strummer, Florence and the Machine] and Trickster himself, these seasonal favourites were seamlessly fused at legendary London recording studios Angel and RAK, and mixed at Abbey Road. Producer Guy Chambers [Robbie Williams] is also associated with the project. The lavishly created ‘Silent Night’ vs ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ features the Grammy® Award-winning vocal group The Swingles, a stunning big band and string section arranged and orchestrated by the brilliant Callum Au [Quincy Jones, Michael Bublé].
Trickster is the alias of Austrian singer and entrepreneur Juergen Pichler. His debut single ‘Still Kicking’ tells the story of his miraculous escape from a devastating car crash that turned his vehicle into a fireball. It was that incident that made him determined to realise his musical dreams.
Trickster takes a trailblazing approach to his work has even worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to bring his visions to life.. Everything that he creates must break new ground, be fresh, original, state of the art. Similarly, John Woo has said of his own unique ‘Silent Night’, “The whole movie is without dialogue…. We are using music instead of language”. So too Trickster’s music speaks straight from the heart. A fluid talent, creating across Rock, Pop, Swing and Electro, he works in the best spaces, with the best people, to bring his work to life in the optimum way. ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ follows hot on the heels of ‘Still Kicking’, which picked up airplay all over the world.
So this year, have yourself a Trickster Christmas: it will be a lot less predictable than usual, but it certainly won’t be boring! Trickster is also delighted to announce that his debut album will follow in 2024. Christmas List. Make sure Trickster is on your Christmas List.