In 1852, John Hopkins Jr. wrote a carol that described the journey of three kings to take gifts to the Christ child. Chip explains his desire to recreate the feeling of that ancient time with dulcimers and other period instruments in this short clip.
Travel back in time to 1984 to see the original music video for the Christmas carol that started it all – Deck the Halls. Enjoy Chip’s rocked out version of this classic Christmas carol in true Mannheim Steamroller form – watching band members and instruments fly through the air above snow covered mountain tops.
Back in 1984, “Deck the Halls” was the very first existing Christmas carol that Mannheim Steamroller reimagined. Listen to Chip explain how it paved the way for an entire album and eventually, hugely popular series in this short clip.
Chip Davis understands that “30/40” may sound a little strange, so he took a few seconds to explain the thought behind it. Discover the significance of “30/40” in this short video clip. 30/40 Options 30/40 – CD 30/40 – Ultimate Collection 3 Disc Set 30/40 – Double Disc VinylDetails
Mannheim Steamroller 30/40, the group’s newest album, will be released nationwide October 21. The aptly named album celebrates the 30th anniversary of Chip’s first Christmas record and the 40th anniversary of the first release in his Fresh Aire series. “This album is special to me in many ways,” says Chip. “In addition to providing an opportunity to reflect on a lifetime of…Details
This Christmas is a special one for Mannheim Steamroller. We’re celebrating 30 years of show-stopping Christmas tours and the 30th Anniversary of Chip’s first Christmas record! It’s also 40 years since Mannheim Steamroller released its first Fresh Aire album, skyrocketing Chip and the band to fame. Today we have more than 40 million albums sold…Details
Remember the days of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other “Rat Pack” crooners? Two Mannheim Steamroller band members, Johnny Adams and Ron Cooley, have captured the swinging and ultra-cool sounds of that era with their new album, Lucky 13 – Rat Pack Jazz. You’ll sway and sing to songs as “That’s Life”, “Fly Me To…Details
Special Christmas in July Sale! Looking for a way to beat the summer heat and bring on a little winter bliss? Mannheim Steamroller is here with a special Christmas in July sale to hasten the spirit of the holidays. We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the very first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour this year with…Details
A few years back, Sylvania, Ohio, the town in which Louis “Chip” Davis, Jr. grew up, honored him by declaring September 14 as “Chip Davis Day.” The celebration was held at Northview High School, which Chip graduated from in 1965, only then it was called Sylvania High School. The real honor for Chip though, was…Details