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, 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.
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, 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.
ALTO SAX: GEORGIA ON MY MIND (GERALD ALBRIGHT / RAY CHARLES)
Chris Gable, a Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, playing Gerald Albright's arrangement of Georgia with an 8-piece orchestra. July 2012.
GUITAR, BASS, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS: WATCH YOU GROW (CHRIS GABLE ORIGINAL)
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.
MINI-DOCUMENTARY: LIFE AS A GENT (GUEST ENTERTAINER ON A CRUISE SHIP)
In Aug 2014, whilst doing another contract as a GENT (Guest ENTertainer), I decided I wasn’t cruising again for a while so I should document the experience. It was a fun project that kept me busy during an otherwise fairly dull week! It's a sort of mini-documentary about what it's like to be a career Guest Entertainer aboard international cruise ships. If you've never been on a cruise and have often wondered what those big floating hotels are like inside, or ever wanted to know what the Guest Entertainer gig is really like, this video is a great place to start.