You've made it to the Cover Demo page!
PLEASE NOTE: The songs found on this page were recorded for the specific purpose of demonstration,
for inclusion in my promo package. All rights to the copyrighted material contained here are secured by
the original artists.
When I first started performing to backup tracks in the early '90's, I only used them for my original
material. Then I discovered arrangers making available some very nice midi versions of many songs,
so I began to use some of those tracks too. At the same time I was developing my own skills as a midi
arranger, and after a number of years I gained enough confidence to begin using my own
arrangements as well. This blend helps to keep them from sounding too similar, and gives me the
opportunity to exercise some "artistic license" with my own renditions of other artists' tunes.
Not only have I had the opportunity to learn a great deal about midi arranging from Bob Bollinger @
Playtown Sound in Petoskey MI, but also from my friend & keyboardist extrordinaire', Craig T. Day.
I also have the good fortune to have Craig drop by now & then and tweek some of my tracks!
I hope you'll enjoy some of the innovations on some of these great classic cover tunes.
Please Note: As of 11-10-09, I've added a few new covers to the page, and soon my latest original song,
and an updated arrangement of my song, "Set Your Heart to Sing". ENjoy!
1. The Way - Fastball
2. Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
3. Wild Night - Van Morrison
4. Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet
5. She Belongs To Me - Bob Dylan
6. Set Your Heart To Sing - Kerry West
7. What About Me - Keith Urban
8. Fields of Gold - Sting
9. Babylon - David Gray
10. Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away
11. Troubadour - Kerry West
12. I'm Only Sleeping - The Beatles
13. Moondance - Van Morrison
Shower of Rain - James Dykan
14. End of the Innocence - Don Henley
15. Do It Again - Steely Dan
16. Faithful Mistress - Kerry West