The Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the winter of 2010 as a way to give back to the
band's hometown community food pantry that was in dire need of assistance.
What was once simply 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.
Founders, Scott Kelly ( Composer/Keyboardist) and Sharon Kelly ( Flute/Vocals) still perform
in the group till this day. The quality of their original music combined with its message, has
attracted world class talent from groups like The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, The
Irish Tenors, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow, Alice Cooper Band and Broadway who now join them
“It truly is a Christmas rock opera comprised of music from our 3 original albums.” 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 to prog-metal. There is something in the show for everyone
in the family.”
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, Lead Vocalist/ Flutist, 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
Come out and see them as they make their annual trek to spread the Spirit of Christmas.
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