Live Cover Song List

Although I am an original recording artist and performer, I also play a lot of corporate events and weddings which require a great knowledge of classic crowd favorites.  So my band and I take great pride in having an extensive song repertoire that spans all genres so that we can connect with all audiences to make the event extra special.

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together, Love and Happiness

Alan Jackson – It’s Five O’clock Somewhere

Allman Brothers – Melissa, Midnight Rider, Whippin’ Post, Blue Sky, Ramblin’ Man

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds

Arcade Fire – Rebellion

Bart Howard – Fly Me to the Moon

Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby, Long Tall Texan

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Bette Midler – The Rose

Blues Brothers – Sweet Home Chicago, Everybody Needs Somebody

Bluegrass Standards – Fox on the Run, Rocky Top

Bill Withers – Lean on Me

Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone, Don’t Think Twice, All Along the Watchtower, If Not for You

Bob Marley – I Shot the Sherriff, Three Little Birds, Waiting in Vain

Bruce Channel – Hey Baby

Buddy Guy – Man of Many Words

Camper Van Beethoven – Take the Skinheads Bowling

Cee Lo – Forget You

Chairman of the Board – Give Me Just a little More Time

CCR – Green River, Proud Mary, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Have

Charlie Daniels – Long Haired Country Boy

You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon

Chris Ledoux – Just Look at You Girl

Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good

David Allen Coe – The Ride, Long Haired Redneck

Doobie Brothers – Black Water, Listen to the Music

Drivin’ and Cryin’ – Straight to Hell

Duran Duran – Hungry like a Wolf

Eric Church – Drink in My Hand

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight, White Room

Five Stairsteps – Ooo Child

Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks

Four Tops – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch

Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places

Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street, Fire on the Mountain, Friend of the Devil, I Know You Rider

Hank III – Mississippi Mud, Crazed Country Rebel

Hank Jr. – Family Tradition

Hot Chocolate – I Believe in Miracles

Howard Jones – She’s a Lady

Jack Johnson – Sitting Waiting Wishing, Flake

James Taylor – Carolina on my Mind, Mexico, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, How Sweet it Is, Shower the People

Jeff Buckly – Hallelujah

Jerry Reed – Eastbound and Down

Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath

Jim Quick and Coastline – Mama’s Drinking Liquor Again

Jimi Hendrix – Cross Town Traffic, Fire

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville, Come Monday, Fins, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Livingston Saturday

Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful

Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now

John Mellencamp – Hurts so Good, Jack & Diane

KC & the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight, Shake Your Booty, That’s the Way I Like It

Kiss – Rock and Roll All Night, Beth

Kool & the Gang – Ladies Night, Get Down On It, Jungle Boogie

Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel like Dancin’

Lionel Richie / Commodores – Easy, Stuck On You, Brick House

Lipps – Funky Town

Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

Lynyrd Skynyrd – That Smell, Simple Man, Needle and the Spoon, Tuesday’s Gone, Give Me Back My Bullets, I Need You, All I Can Do is Write About it, Sweet Home Alabama

Madonna – Get into the Groove

Marshall Tucker Band – Heard it in a Love Song

Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On, Let’s Get it On, Inner City Blues, How Sweet it Is, Sexual Healing

Men at Work – Down Under

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Neil Young – Heart of Gold, Old Man, Down by the River, Cowgirl in the Sand, Unknown Legend, Harvest Moon, Powderfinger, Cortez, Hank to Hendrix, The Loner, Lotta Love, Rockin in the Free World, Cinnamon Girl, Southern Man, Like a Hurricane, Needle and the Damage Done (+ more).

Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel

Otis Redding – Dock of the Bay, Hard to Handle

Outkast – Funky Ride

Oysterhead – Owner of the World

Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train

Phoenix – 1901

Phish – Chalkdust Torture, Birds of a Feather, The Wolfman’s Brother, Farmhouse, Tequila

Prince – 1999

Randy Travis – Forever and Ever Amen

Rick James – Superfreak

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Rolling Stones – Can’t Always Get What You Want, Beast of Burden, Sympathy for the Devil, Wild Horses

Sam & Dave – Soothe Me, Hold On I’m Comin’

Sister Hazel – This Kind of Love

Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild

Steve Brown – Carolina Girls

Steve Miller – The Joker

Stevie Wonder – Superstitious, Sir Duke

Sublime – Santeria, What I Got

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

The Band – The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek

The Beatles – Hey Jude, Get Back, Twist and Shout, Don’t Let Me Down, Oh Darling

The Clash – Rock the Casbah

The Doors – Love Her Madly, LA Woman, 5 to 1, Roadhouse Blues

The Eagles – Take it Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling

Santana – Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways

The Embers – I Love Beach Music

The Gapp Band – You Dropped a Bomb on Me

The O’Jays – Love Train

The Rascals – Good Lovin’

The Tamms – Be Young Be Foolish, Be Happy The Temptations – My Girl

The Trammps – Disco Inferno

Tom Petty – You Don’t Know it Feels, Free Fallin’, Mary Jane’s Last Dance

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl, Into the Mystic, Wild Nights, Crazy Love, Moon Dance

Waylon Jennings – The Dukes of Hazzard

Widespread Panic – Makes Sense to Me, Walk On

Wilco – Jesus etc.

Wild Cherry – Play that Funky Music

Willie Nelson – Whiskey River, On the Road Again

Wille Wonka – Pure Imagination

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally, Midnight Hour

Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.