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Christmas Cavalcade Epic “Jingle Bells” Lip Sync – VIDEO

ORLEANS – The group of mad genius musicians and artists living on the Outer Cape surprise us every year at the Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless. Here is the first of what we hope will be a few videos, as well as a slide show, from one of our favorite events of the year.

This lip sync can only be described as inspired genius. Okay, it could probably be described a lot of other ways too. But “inspired genius” is the one we choose. Thus, you are stuck with it too.

“Directed” by Chandler Travis, this is charming and utterly of Cape Cod – a lip sync of Jingle Bells unlike any you have seen before – a true snapshot of the wonderful, peculiar event that is the Cavalcade. Musicians lip-synced to the full chorus power of the version of the song by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

According to Fred Boak, Valet for Travis and singer in at least two of Travis’ universe of bands, Travis has been dreaming of this performance since he started the Cavalcade.

The Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless features Cape Cod’s most brilliant, and eccentric, musicians from the Outer Cape. This is most of them pretending to sing.

Cape Cod Wave has lots more coming from the Cavalcade in the next few days.

We’ve just been a bit busy lately talking turkey.


– If you like Cape Cod music, here is a 6,000-word story that Cape Cod Wave did on the Cape Cod original music scene. We interviewed 20 musicians, four club owners, and two radio deejays – Cape Cod Music And The Joy Of Being Originally Alive

And here is a link to our growing collection of local music stories and videos – MUSIC

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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