Trickster has teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a new version of the UK national anthem.

The Singer – real name Juergen Pichler - released the track on April 23, St. George’s Day, featuring a brand arrangement commissioned from the feted Callum Au and recorded in Studio One at Abbey Road.

“I am Austrian, but I love the UK and I wanted to make something special,” says the musician. “I hope that when he hears it, it brings some joy to King Charles, and of course the whole country.

“This is something new for me, but I have made rock songs, swing songs, pop songs and dance songs before.”

According to a press release, the recording process started before the news of the King’s cancer diagnosis, and is now intended as both a gift and a tribute to the head of state.

LONDON, April 23, 2024 -- Trickster, the alias of Austrian musician and entrepreneur Juergen Pichler, has only one rule: "Do it big, or don't do it." And so he is making his stirring new rendition of the UK national anthem available today, 23 April 2024, St George's Day. A brand new arrangement commissioned from the feted Callum Au, who also conducted the players, this version was recorded in Studio One at Abbey Road, and features an expanded line-up of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Trickster said, "So, yes I am Austrian, but I love the UK and I wanted to make something special. I hope that when he hears it, it brings some joy to King Charles, and of course the whole country." The process to create this incredible recording started before the news of the King's diagnosis, and is now intended as both a gift and a tribute to the head of state of a country to which Trickster has made contributions to both social and cultural life.

Much of Trickster's music was recorded in legendary UK studios, Abbey Road itself, but also RAK, Angel, and more. The video for his swing-infused Christmas single "Silent Night v Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" was shot at Pinewood Studios – and racked up over a million YouTube views. Working at Pinewood Studios was a great experience, and Trickster is also now moving into filmmaking, his first project being an action movie – based on real life events – entitled Travel Agents. Trickster will feature in the film himself, and some big movie names are in the mix to join him.

The Trickster philosophy also embraces the idea of challenging the old ways of doing things, and making a genuine difference. His motto is "Real change is no joke," and he has put his money where his mouth is with a string of large donations to foodbanks across the UK; in London he "out-gave" Tesco in 2022, and his most recent support has gone to the South West Belfast initiative.

So, all rise please for "God Save The King," the first version to be recorded for the monarch by a foreign national. The next stage is to find the right occasion to perform it; Wembley Stadium perhaps, but of course Trickster would love to debut it at Buckingham Palace itself.

Trickster on musical keyboard

Hailing from Austria and now making his home in England, Trickster is more than just a musician – he’s a living testament to resilience, with a life story as captivating as the melodies he weaves. His journey from a fractured family and a turbulent childhood to global triumphs and trials is a narrative of unwavering determination and remarkable transformation.

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Trickster is the alias of Austrian singer and entrepreneur Juergen Pichler. His debut single ‘Still Kicking’ tells the story of his miraculous escape from a devastating car crash that turned his vehicle into a fireball. It was that incident that made him determined to realise his musical dreams. The single gained significant airplay and was a success in territories across the wold. He has worked with Producer Guy Chambers [Robbie Williams] and also Richard Flack [Joe Strummer, Florence and the Machine] to create his music. Silent Night’ vs ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ is released this year. The lavishly created ‘Silent Night’ vs ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ features the Grammy® Award-winning vocal group The Swingles, a stunning big band and string section arranged and orchestrated by the brilliant Callum Au [Quincy Jones, Michael Bublé]. Trickster has some pedigree with Christmas songs, having released ‘Praise Be It’s Christmas’ last year. Trickster’s songs have been created at the legendary Abbey Road, RAK and Angel Studios, as well as his own recording facility. Trickster has even worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to bring his visions to life. Trickster takes a trailblazing approach to his work, everything that he creates must break new ground, be fresh, original, state of the art. A fluid talent, creating across Rock, Pop, Swing and Electro, he works in the best spaces, with the best people, to bring his work to life in the optimum way. His debut album will be released in 2024.

Produced by Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams) and Richard Flack, released on Trickster Recordings through Absolute on Friday 19th May, ‘Still Kicking’ is the first of an eclectic mix of recordings that details the colourful life of Trickster.

Silent night vs Santa Claus is coming to the town

Trickster, the Austrian singer and entrepreneur from Linz, releases his amped up and swinging mash-up of Christmas classics 'Silent Night vs Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' on Trickster Recordings through Absolute on 17 November 2023. Blending nostalgia and festive warmth, this is the Christmas cocktail you didn't know you needed: hold the egg nog. Trickster wants to bring joy to everyone's home! Trickster Filmed at the iconic Pinewood Studios, the home of James Bond, the video for the single is drenched in 1940s style vintage glamour, as some of the world's best dancers recreate the eye-popping festive energy of a New Orleans-style Christmas party. Created by a crew that has worked on Lord of the Rings, Mission Impossible, Independence Day and more, this Christmas blockbuster will in time be part of a full Christmas movie. Trickster's Christmas track is set to be the greatest soundtrack for the season. The song lands just before the John Woo film of the same name and, whilst Trickster's story is worthy of its own movie, let's focus on the music for now….

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