Northern Light Orchestra is a Christmas-themed supergroup, founded in 2009, and comprised 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 Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Survivor, Slaughter, Steely Dan, Firehouse, Boston, Megadeth, Sister Sledge, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Winger, Guns N’ Roses, Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, House of Lords, The Beach Boys, Lita Ford, and Sly and the Family Stone, and Flotsam and Jetsam. Musicians that have contributed to Northern Light Orchestra have combined sold over 200 million albums worldwide and in 2017 Northern Light Orchestra will be back with a brand new, full length album tentatively titled “Star of the East.” A West Coast live performance show and radio tour will be promoting the recording beginning in November and continuing through December 2017.
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In 2010 the band’s one-hour live concert, which featured many of the performers from the Spirit of Christmas album, aired on over 600 broadcast and satellite television stations including the Daystar Network, TCT, NRB Network, and many PBS affiliates as well. Last year in 2016, the NLO special was still running on over 100 broadcast and satellite stations worldwide.
Over the last seven years BoatAngel Family Films, (the company that started NLO), has distributed more than 1.5 million of the band’s CDs and DVDs.

Previously recorded works from Northern Light Orchestra include:

  • 2009: The Spirit of Christmas
  • 2010: Celebrate Christmas
  • 2012: The Night Before Christmas
  • 2013: Ring Out the Bells EP

Artists that have contributed to the Northern Light recordings include:

  • Bill Leverty (Firehouse)
  • Bob Carlisle (Allies, Billy Thermal)
  • Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad, Union)
  • Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Giuffria, House of Lords)
  • Danny Vaughn (Tyketto, Waysted, Vaughn)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth, F5)
  • Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses, Johnny Crash)
  • Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
  • Elliot Randall (Steely Dan)
  • George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)
  • Glen Drover (Megadeth, Queensrÿche)
  • Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch, Alice Cooper)
  • John Davis (Q and Not U, F5)
  • John Elefante (Kansas, Petra, Toto)
  • Jon Gibson (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson)
  • Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper, House of Lords)
  • Kip Winger (Alice Cooper, Winger, Alan Parsons, Jordan Rudess)
  • Lanny Cordola (House of Lords, The Beach Boys, Magdalen)
  • Lita Ford (The Runaways)
  • Mark Slaughter (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion)
  • Reb Beach (Winger, Night Ranger, Dokken)
  • Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Survivor)
  • Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone), (Elton John Band)
  • Shane Gibson (Korn, Jonathan Davis and the SFA)
  • Steve Conley (F5)(Flotsam and Jetsam)
  • Troy Luccketta (Tesla)
  • Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath)
  • Vivian Campbell (Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard)
  • David Victor (Boston)
North America