LIVE LOOPING - ALTO SAX, VOCALS, KEYS, GUITAR, BASS:
ATTENTION (CHARLIE PUTH), HIGH & DRY (RADIOHEAD)
My first attempt at the whole looping concept. High & Dry has always been one of my all-time favourite songs; realising Attention could work with its chords was a fun discovery. The nice thing is that the lyrics also sort of speak to the same theme, just from opposite sides.
ALTO SAX: GEORGIA ON MY MIND (A LA GERALD ALBRIGHT)
I recently filmed a new showreel for the show I perform on cruise ships. Mostly we just shot 30-60 second excerpts of various songs, but this tune I did in full. This is my version of Gerald Albright's version of Georgia On My Mind.
VOCALS, ALTO SAX, KEYS: CLOSER (NE-YO)
Chris Gable, a Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, plays & sings his own arrangement of the 2009 pop hit "Closer" by Ne-Yo. Features sax solo at 3:00. Audio production by Chris Gable and Michael McGlynn (Vienna People Studios, Sydney). Video footage shot by Kearon de Clouet (Makinnoize Media, Sydney), produced by Chris Gable.
ALTO SAX, DRUMS, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS: O HOLY NIGHT (TRADITIONAL)
Here's my version of Oh Holy Night, with me playing everything. Watching it back now I think I probably should haveput at least some minimal effort into making myself at least a little presentable... baggy t-shirt & old shorts, messy hair, unshaven... oh well. Sax, bass, guitar and keys are performed entirely live.
VOCALS, GUITAR, ALTO SAX, BASS: DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME (BOB EVANS)
In July 2014, Telstra ran a competition involving making a cover version of a Bob Evans song - winner got it recorded with EMI. Kinda rushed it through in two days from start to finish. It didn't make it into the top 3 but it was a fun little project.
TENOR & ALTO SAX: SAILING (CHRISTOPHER CROSS)
A soulful piano ballad version of the 80s classic Sailing by Christopher Cross. Played on tenor & alto saxophones, with Ben Davies on piano. Audio produced by Chris Gable and Michael McGlynn (Vienna People Studios). Video shot by Kearon de Clouet (Makinnoize Productions), produced by Chris Gable.
VOCALS, ALTO SAX: HOTEL CALIFORNIA - GUITAR SOLO ON SAX (EAGLES)
Someone requested Hotel California at a gig some years ago; I discovered on the fly that I knew how to play the iconic guitar solo on sax, having listened to it so many times over the years! Caused a bit of a sensation so now I do this at almost every solo gig.
VOCALS, GUITAR, ALTO SAX, BASS, KEYS: LET'S STAY TOGETHER (AL GREEN)
My version of the classic Al Green song "Let's Stay Together" set to some photos; a musical & photographic tribute to my beautiful wife Linda on our anniversary. I originally recorded this song for our wedding in March 2012. Linda helped out with the high harmonies; the rest is all played, sung, arranged and produced by me.
Written for my two beautiful little girls Kara and Jaime, and further dedicated to their gorgeous mother (who happens to be my gorgeous wife) Linda for Mother's Day 2015.
This is quite honestly the first and only original song I've ever written. I've co-written various things; I've written music without lyrics; I've done countless arrangements of other people's songs... but this is the only one that's entirely mine from beginning to end. I'm pretty proud of it. Hope you like it.
CLARINET: CLARINET POLKA (TRADITIONAL)
Chris Gable, a Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, playing his arrangement of Clarinet Polka with a 7-piece orchestra. June 2012.