Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sleeper Agent's Verizon Wireless Christmas Commercial 2013

     Several weeks ago Bowling Green, Ky.'s, based alternative rock band, Sleeper Agent, http://www.sleeperagentmusic.com/ recorded a demo of a cover version of a well known Christmas pop song, "Winter Wonderland," written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Sleeper Agent's version was picked over two other band's demos. After having the song recorded song professionally in a studio in Nashville, Verizon Wireless initially liked the Sleeper Agent demo better, the one they had recorded themselves in their own practice room in Bowling Green. However, Sleeper Agent and Verizon Wireless met halfway and came to an agreement to use lead singer, Alex Kandell's professionally recorded vocals dubbed over the demo music. But at the last minute, Verizon Wireless decided to go ahead use the professional studio version for the commercial that is now airing on major television and radio networks across the country during this 2013 Christmas holiday shopping season according to band member, Tony Smith. Watch the video here: http://www.ispot.tv/ad/76IY/verizon-winter-wonderland Also, if you would like a copy of the full version of the song, you can now purchase it on iTunes for only a $1.29.  Click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/winter-wonderland-single/id776216341

9 comments:

  1. Can you purchase their version anywhere? Been looking without luck.

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  2. Id love to get my hands on the track too! Can't find it

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  3. Tony said that he was going to talk to their management team to see if the song could somehow be put on iTunes to be purchased or available on their web-site.

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  4. Have you heard "Waves" from Sleeper Agent? It's awesome. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sleeper-agent-ride-private-apocalypse-on-waves-song-premiere-20131202

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  5. Absolutely amazing band. Just saw the commercial for the first time and instantly knew it was them. So pumped for the new album.

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  6. I would love to have Winter wonderland!! Where can I buy it??

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  7. I appreciate the comments everyone! Thanks for your input!

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