Tim McLoone brought his Holiday Express singers and musicians to Red Bank's Count Basie Center for the Arts last night and introduced us to some unsung heroes.

The amazingly talented volunteers who sing and play like the local superstars that they are, give so much of their time around the holidays to go to rehab centers, soup kitchens, psych wards, and special-needs schools to spread Christmas cheer.

Last night they brought the show to the public and Tim brought on stage some amazingly talented special-needs kids and soup kitchen recipients that he discovered as having some amazing singing voices despite their circumstances.

(Tim McLoone and Holiday Express 2018, photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Tim McLoone and Holiday Express 2018, photo by Liz Jeressi)

Tim and his volunteers do well over 60 shows within a month throughout our state just to bring smiles to those who struggle with issues like being homeless, having no families, trying to stay clean and sober, those with very little money to feed themselves and their families, and those struggling with special needs that can't even attend 'regular' schools.

Holiday Express uses music to heal, and the joy on the faces of some of those performing last night, and other kids who were in the audience watching, was priceless.

If you would like to donate to or volunteer with Holiday Express, you can find out more about them by CLICKING HERE.

PS...Dr. Elmo, the 80-something singer who wrote Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, was up there singing last night, too, LOL!!!

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