In addition to playing my own original music (over three hours worth!), I often perform a wide variety of popular music for weddings, special events and private parties. These cover tunes can be mixed in with my music or played for the entirety of the event. Some of my favorites include music from artists like The Beatles, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Fleetwood Mac, Gin Blossoms, Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, The Band, Neal Diamond, Rod Stewart, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Drifters, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Oasis, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Warren Zevon, Lifehouse, Steve Earle, Sam Cooke, Lyle Lovette, Robert Earle Keen, Pink Floyd, Otis Redding, Merle Haggard, Loggins & Messina, John Denver, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Bad Company, Bob Seger…and TONS more!
Here is just a partial list of some popular tunes that Jim covers:
Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkle, Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson, Drift Away – Dobie Gray, Friend of the Devil – Grateful, Dead, The Chain – Fleetwood Mac, Squeeze Box – The Who, Heart of Gold – Neil Young, That’s Alright – Elvis Presley, Maggie Mae – Rod Stewart, Wooly Bully – Sam the Sham, I Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Electric Light Orchestra, The Wanderer – Dion, Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles, T is for Texas – Johnny Cash, Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater, You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones, Johnny’s Garden – Steve Stills, Freefallin’ – Tom Petty, Mellow Yellow – Donovan, Willie and the Handjive – Eric Clapton, Ventura Highway – America, Toes – Zak Brown Band, I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash, Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkle, ROCK in the USA – John Mellencamp, Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne, The Weight – The Band, Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd, Scarecrow – John Mellencamp, That Buckin’ Song – Robert Earl Keen, If I Had a Boat – Lyle Lovett, Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles, For What It’s Worth – Steve Stills, Take it Easy – The Eagles, Changes in Latitudes – Jimmy Buffett, Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers, Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac, Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins, The Joker – Steve Miller, Roy Rogers – Elton John, Hotel California – The Eagles, Tin Man – America, Garden Party – Ricky Nelson, Country Roads – John Denver, Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles, In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry, Rocket Man – Elton John, Truckin’ – Grateful Dead, Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty, Daisy Jane – America, I Am A Rock – Simon & Garfunkle, Mama Tried – Merle Haggard, Walking on a Wire – Lowen & Navarro, Spooky – Classic Four, Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkle, Kicks – Paul Revere & the Raiders, This Diamond Ring – Gary Lewis, Son of a Sailor – Jimmy Buffett, Great Wide Open – Tom Petty, Old Man – Neil Young, My Drinking Days Are Over – Slaid Cleaves, Play With Fire – Rolling Stones, Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles, My Old School – Steely Dan, Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison, Fire and Rain – James Taylor, I Need You – America, Down Under – Men At Work, Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2, I’m on Fire – Bruce Springsteen, Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkle, Up on Cripple Creek – The Band, Ferry Cross the Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles, Behind Blue Eyes – The Who, Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson, The Letter – The Boxtops, All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan, Mr. Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker, Me and Julio – Simon & Garfunkle, Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles, Solitary Man – Neal Diamond, Horse with No Name – America, Walk on the Ocean – Toad the Wet Sprocket, Western Union – The 5 Americans, Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie, Octopus’ Garden – The Beatles, Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello, These Days – Jackson Browne, Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd, Page 43 – David Crosby, My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Angel From Montgomery – John Prine, Harvest – Neil Young, Lonesome Town – Ricky Nelson, MmmmMmmmMmmm – Crash Test Dummies, Lonely People – America, Everybody’s Talkin‘ – Harry Nilson, Jolly Coppers – Randy Newman, Times They are A Changin’ – Bob Dylan, Stand By Me – Ben E. King, Looking Out My Back Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sloop John B. – Beach Boys, Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams, House At Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins, Just the Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby, Sweet Caroline – Neal Diamond, Jet Airliner – Steve Miller, Never Tear Us Apart – INXS, Runaway – Del Shannon, It Doesn’t Matter – Steve Stills, El Condor Pasa – Simon & Garfunkle, Sandman – America, Helplessly Hoping – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Words – Neil Young, Generation Landslide – Alice Cooper, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis, Refugee – Tom Petty, Lucky Man – Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Mother Goose – Jethro Tull, Lodi – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary, Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding, Happy Together – The Turtles, Make it with You – Bread, Memphis Tennessee – Johnny Rivers, Out on the Weekend – Neil Young, Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones, Space Oddity – David Bowie, Sweet Baby James – James Taylor, Thunderstorms & Neon Signs – Hank Williams III, Tuesday Afternoon – Moody Blues…HOLIDAY SET LISTS…and more!
To listen to some demos of Jim’s cover band, Radio Retro, visit his other web site HERE.
Jim, you did a fantastic job at our Holiday/Birthday party. Everyone commented on your great musicality and voice. We will definitely be in touch for our next party! – Ginny P. – Austin, TX
Jim, Thank you for playing at our Christmas party at the Austin Country Club! You were awesome! Many of my co-workers commented on the quality of your sound and how they enjoyed your flexibility of taking requests for different songs. We look forward to having you back NEXT YEAR! – Curtis Ford, Media Choice LLC – Austin, TX
Jim, the acoustic guitar music that you played for our wedding was PERFECT! My family and friends all loved your song selections and my bride’s maid told me she’s going to use you for HER wedding next year. Thank you so much for your talents, you helped make our special day even more so. Alison & Trevor Finnell, Biloxi, MS
Dear Jim, Thank you so much for playing at our community event. You and the band made the association’s party, a “party” totally. Everyone loved the music and the musicianship! We look forward to our next event where we can have you and the band back. Not soon enough judging by the audience response. Thank you again. Rob Baxter – Goldenwood Homeowner’s Chairman – Austin, Texas
Jim, I wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciate you and your band playing again at Sculpture Challenge this year. I can’t begin to tell you how many people complimented me on the music. You all are professionals and really set the mood. Hope to have you back to perform here again. Philip and Michele Hoggatt – Carved Stone, Inc., Dripping Springs, TX