The Kings of Christmas are a holiday music band that was formed in 2011, when three former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalists (Tommy Farese, Guy LeMonnier, and Maxx Mann) along with former TSO narrator Tony Gaynor formed a spin-off of the TSO. Their 13-track Christmas CD "365 days a Year", released in December 2011 is a collection of new Christmas songs written and performed by The Kings of Christmas. Former TSO keyboardist Paul Morris was also involved.
In June 2012 it was announced that former TSO vocalist Michael Lanning had replaced Maxx Mann in the group, though the band did not do any further recording or touring.
In November/December 2013, The Kings of Christmas (Tommy Farese, Guy LeMonnier, Michael Lanning and Tony Gaynor) toured with The Wizards of Winter, with the show story line based around The Wizards Of Winter's Tales Beneath A Northern Star, integrated with many features of TSO's Christmas Eve and Other Stories.
In the fall of 2014, vocalist Guy LeMonnier officially joined The Wizards of Winter and along with Tony Gaynor and former TSO vocalist Joe Cerisano, toured with the group. Tommy Farese co-produced the self-titled Wizards of Winter 2014 album and LeMonnier sings lead on two of the songs.
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