Northern Light Orchestra is a Christmas-themed supergroup, founded in 2009, and composed of more than 20 artists who are already successful in heavy metal, hard rock bands. The group's music has been compared to Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Vocalists and musicians in the Northern Light Orchestra include members and former members of bands such as The Beach Boys, Sly and the Family Stone, Alice Cooper, Survivor, Steely Dan, Firehouse, Megadeth, Sister Sledge, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Winger, Guns N' Roses, Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, House of Lords and Whitesnake. In 2013, the Northern Light Orchestra had sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
In 2009, the orchestra performed in a one-hour live concert featuring many of the performers from the "Spirit of Christmas" album. The one-hour Christmas special was aired on broadcast and satellite television including JCTV, Cornerstone TV, Daystar Network, TCT and NRB Network, with potential airings on PBS affiliates as well.
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