Steven Stewart is a singer/ songwriter based in Finland who has written songs for local and international artists (including Idols, The Voice, X-Factor, America's Got Talent, and Eurovision). He is a popular voiceover actor for international brands and was the music director and host of the Nokia Music Podcast.
Recorded in Finland, his new holiday album is a mix of fresh arrangements of classic Christmas songs, English versions of traditional Finnish carols, as well as new originals for the family to enjoy.
The music is grounded in real instruments for an intimate, live feel of piano, guitars, and strings (and nyckelharpa!) with some of the best talent from the Finnish music scene as well as special international guest vocalists.
Produced by Jyri Sariola and Steven Stewart
Recorded and Mixed at MiMix Studios, Finland
SANTA's ELVES - The MUSICIANS
To my family, Silja, Salomon, Noah, & Toivo for keeping the Christmas lights twinkling all year. Your love is the best gift of all.
To my parents Arnie & Dianna, and my siblings Scott, Brian, Stephanie, Evan and their families: Thank you for helping create timeless memories of wonderful music, food, laughter, and love. All Roads Lead Home at Christmastime.
Jyri Sariola for your masterful work. You shepherded this project to be so much better and more beautiful than I could ever have hoped for. I am so proud of what we created to bring the spirit of Christmas into the world.
Lasse Sakara for your collaboration to make the strings sing and to give the songs an extra layer of depth and haunting beauty. You understood my vision and took it to the next level.
To all the amazing musicians and singers who contributed their heart and soul to this project... KIITOS / THANK YOU! I am in awe of your talents and generosity. It has been an honor to work with you and an experience I will cherish forever and relive each time I hear these songs. You truly put Christmas in My Heart.
Additional thanks and credits in the song specific entires of the BLOG.