The Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the Winter of 2010 by husband and wife team
Scott (Composer,Keyboard) and Sharon (Lead Vocals/ Flute) Kelly, as a way to give back to their
hometown community food pantry that was in dire need of assistance.
However, what was once a band that was comprised simply of a group of friends looking to help others in
need, has now turned into a musical force that crosses the nation each year.
Audiences ranging in age from 8 to 80 have come to make the band's Holiday Rock Opera part
of their family tradition, by coming to see it year after year. The quality of their original music combined
with its message, has attracted world class talent that have performed with groups like
The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, The Irish Tenors, Trixter, Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow, Alice
Cooper Band and Broadway who now join them on stage.
"It truly is a Christmas rock opera comprised of music from our 3 original albums and select songs from
our upcoming 4th release.” Scott Kelly enthuses. “We take the audience on a musical journey inside a
snow globe in search of the meaning of Christmas. Some parts of the story are happy, some are
melancholy; our music encompasses the vast range of feelings people experience during the holiday
season. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, told through original compositions that range from ballads
“If you are coming to one of our performances looking for an extravagant light show and the associated
gimmicks or vocal harmonies augmented by backing tracks, you will be disappointed. That is not what
The Wizards of Winter are about at all. At a Wizards of Winter show, you get a group of world class
musicians having fun, while delivering an action packed performance that has something in it for every
member of the family. The band's passion for the music and raw energy emanating from the stage is
clearly evident and quite infectious. It never fails to draw the audience in, bringing them to their feet
clapping along and cheering every night."
Indeed, the 12-strong Wizards are making heads swivel with their synergy of the symphonic and
the serendipitous, touching hearts and raising a psychic goblet to the roots of progressive
rock. Co-founder, Sharon Kelly states, “The whole experience of bringing our original music to people is
very rewarding. Especially since we see such a wide range of age in the people that attend our shows. Our
music truly crosses generational boundaries."
Come out and join them on their musical journey as they make their annual trek to spread the Spirit of
Christmas this year.
Fred Gorhau has an artist endorsement from ESP Guitars and Black Star Amplifiers
Greg Smith has an artist endorsement from Hartke Amplifiers Samson Wireless Shure
Steve Brown has an artist endorsement from EVH HeadRush,FU-Tone,CHarvel,Jackson,Morley,Wornstar Clothing, Learn Guitars, DiMarzio,Tech 21 FLY RIG, In Tune,D'Angelico NY, Kerly*Music, Dean Markely, Dunlop, DigiTech, Guitar Fetish
John O.Reilly has an artist endorsement from Remo Mapex Drums
Scott Kelly has an artist endorsement from Korg Keyboards.
The Wizards of Winter exclusively use Sennheiser Digital Wireless Microphones and IEMs.