|| FEMALE GIGSVILLE
key - Bb -
Great old disco classic by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand.
note:- demo starts near end of colla voce duet section and into tempo.
key - Am(C) - range - A to A
Groovy and funky version of this classic Carole King song.
Suitable for low female range.
Key - F - range - G -D (optional top note).
Wonderful Gladys Knight song in a Livetrak arrangement.
Key - D/G - range - G - C
Dusty Springfield song reworked slightly.
SF5. YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
KEY - Em - range - G - B
Groovy ; Funky arrangement of this classic tune ; sung by James Taylor ; Carol King ;
the Brand New Heavies to name just a few.
SF6. IF I COULD
key - Bb - B - range - Bb - Eb
Gorgeous ballad sung by Regina Belle.
also suitable for low male
key - C
From Oleta Adams' first album. A wonderful ballad ; great lyrics - a great female song.
Download the track below featuring an incredible vocalist called Patricia Stewart singing this song. Wonderful!!!
SF9. EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE.
key - Bbm - range - F - Ab. Suitable for low female range
Oleta Adams version but without the solo section -vocal straight thru.
SF14. ALL IN LOVE IS FAIR
key - F#m/A - range - A - C#
Stevie Wonder classic ;given a nice groove treatment.
Also suitable for low male.
SF15. THE FUNKY DUDE MEDLEY!!!!!
Medley :- Dance Yourself Dizzy ; Disco Inferno ; Somebody Else's Guy ; Car Wash ;Lost In Music ; We Are Family ; I Will Survive ; Gonna Get Along without You Now ; I Love The Nightlife -total playing time is 8:17. (No backing vocals).
The full vocal range is generally for a mid range female voice - G(bottom note) - A (top note).
key - Gm - range - C - Bb
piano and vocal first time thru then tempo and drums kick in for the 2nd verse.
Really different arrangement for the old "disco Diva" classic. Gladys Knight did a similar version.
Updated 2011 version!
Note - the demo starts at " oh no not I, I will survive..... etc and continues until the band kicks in.
SF18. WALK ON BY
key - Fm - range - F - Bb
Fantastic new version of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach gem. Download and listen!!!
SF19. THE LOOK OF LOVE - Am
key - Am - range - E - G
low female key or high male key.
Superb new funky groove -REALTRAK 70'S band!!!!!!!!
GF21. FEELS LIKE HOME
key - C/Db - range - F - Db octave.
Wonderful Bonnie Raitt song from the movie "Michael".
GF23. HOT STUFF
key - F#m - range - C# - C#
Nice updated arrangement of the Donna Summer classic.
GF24. IT TAKES TWO
key - Ab - range - Ab - Ab (optional falseto 'C')
Nice arrangement of the classic Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston hit.
Suitable for high male duet.
GF25. DIDN'T WE female
key - F - range - A - C
Great song by Jim Webb ; sung by all the great contemporary singers.
GF26. A RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA
key - Db - range - Ab - C.
Wonderful Brooke Benton hit ; also sung by Randy Crawford ; which this version is loosely based on. Check out the demo!!
GF28. LUCK BE A LADY/BORN TO SING FOREVER!!!
key - 'Luck Be A Lady'refrain in B - key change for 'Luck Be A Lady' - C(based loosely on the Streisand version).'Born To Sing Forever' - Abm/Am.
2 great tunes back to back as sung by Jane McDonald (who??? you may ask!!). Luck Be A Lady is a tour-de-force aka Streisand and Born To Sing was a big hit for Shirley Bassey. Plenty of lung power needed!!
GF29. THE ROSE
key - F - range - C - C.
Livetrak version of the Bette Midler hit. Suitable for high female range or low Male range.
GF31. YOU AND I - Bb
key - Bb - range - F - D. Huge range!
Stevie Wonder at his ballad best! An incredible song for any incredible singer with the range to sing it. Checkout the demo. I've given it a nice groove and a cool Realtrak arrangement.
key - G - range - B - B.
Huge Gloria Estefan hit ; giving a great REALTRAK arrangement. Sticks close to the original version.
key - C - range - Bb - D (optional extra falsetto).
Wonderful Deniece Williams song ; covered by quality vocalists including Will Downing. Superb Realtrak arrangement.
GF34. SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
key - A - range - F# - E.
Sticks fairly close to the original version by Whitney Houston ; in the original key. Nice Realtrak sounds!
GF35. BABY COME TO ME - DUET
key - Am (original) - range - female = A-Bb - male = Eb - G (also optional falsetto!).
Really classy hit for Patti Austin & James Ingram. Nice Livetrak arrangement!
GF36. OUT HERE ON MY OWN
key - Eb - range - Eb - A.
The best thing about the movie "FAME" was this gem of a song! Given a lovely LIVETRAK arrangement.
GF37. TELL HIM - DUET
key - G#m (original key) - range - B - Eb - suitable only for high female ranges!
Awesome ballad that was a massive hit for Celine Dion & Barbra Streisand.
I've upped the tempo a touch and given a slightly different feel to it. check out the demo. Livetrak arrangement.
GF38. YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY
key - Em - range - A - C. Would also suit low range male.
Nice Livetrak arrangement of this wonderful Randy Crawford gem.
GF39. NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
key - C - range - G - A.
Groovy Realtrak trio arrangement of this wonderful Billy Joel tune.
Check out Oleta Adam's version!
GF40. DON'T KNOW WHY
key - Bb - range - Bb - Bb.
Cool take on the Norah Jones hit. Nice Livetrak arrangement with a different groove.
GF42. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?
key - C/Db - range - A - Bb.
This popular 60's classic is given a reworked ; classy and slower Realtrak arrangement with a cool key change for the very last verse.
GF43. UNCHAINED MELODY - Eb
Key - Eb - range - G - Bb.
Classic Righteous Brothers hit. This Livetrak arrangement keeps to the 12/8 feel.
GF44. I REFUSE TO BE LONELY
key - E - range - G# - B.
Obscure and totally wonderful BIG ballad from Phyllis Hyman. Well worth searching for and learning!
GF46. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - dance version
key - A - B - range - A - falsetto F. - Whitney Houston cover key.
Superb dance version of this popular song. Sticks close to the Whitney format. 1 bar break between verse and chorus.
GF47. DON'T CRY OUT LOUD
key - A/Bb/B - range - G# - C#.
This ballad was a huge worldwide hit for Elkie Brooks. I've updated things a bit and added two cool key changes.
GF48. EVERGREEN (Barbra Streisand)
key - A - range - A - D. (original key)
The Barbra Streisand hit in a cool arrangement. I've lifted the tempo slightly and updated the feel.
Nice sounding track!
GF49. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
key - F - range - E - A
Nice Livetrak uptempo arrangement of this popular song.
Singers inlcude Andy williams and The Boystown Gang!!!
GF52. KNOCK ON WOOD
key - E - range - C# - A (optional falsetto 's B and D).
Livetrak arrangement ; very loosely based on the Amy Stewart version of this old soul classic.
GF54. DON'T CHA
key - Bbm - original cover key
Massive hit for new girls "The Pusycat Dolls" - only uses two chords throughtout but works great in this fab '4 to the floor' arrangement. No BV's added.
GF55. SAND AND WATER
key - Gb - cover key
Absolutely gorgeous Beth Nielsen Chapman song! Lovely arrangement based on the original.
key - Eb - range - Eb - B (huge range!) cover key.
This totally awesome Stevie Wonder gem is given a fab new Realtrak live band arrangement and groove that works so well.
GF57. IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW
key - D - range - B - B (optional D) suit higher ranges
Great old classic that scored a massive hit for Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes.
Nice live sounding arrangement!
GF58. WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO?
key - D to Eb ( cover key) - range - A - D (option Eb)
Fabulous and fresh uptempo arrangement of the classic Whitney Houston song with some tasty chord changes thrown in! Have a listen!!
GF59. HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY? - A
key - A - range - F# - A (optional B)
Classic Van Morrison song in a female key! Lovely Realtrak arrangement that sticks closely to the feel and format.
key - F/Fm - range - A to Ab
Fabulous Barry Manilow song in a fab and fresh arrangement - slow intro and then the tempo kicks in!
GF61. END OF THE ROAD version 1
key - F - range - F - Bb
Totally awesome song from Boys To Men ; in a female key! Cool and fresh version with a gospel tinge to it.
GF62. END OF THE ROAD version 2
key - F - range - F - Bb
Alternative version of this great song with a definite jazz slant using tasty alternative chord changes - it works for me!
GF63. YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
key - Eb - range - Bb - C
Great new arrangement of this classic disco tune by Candi Staton ; in a more manageable key!(original is in F).
GF66. HE'S OUT OF MY LIFE
key - G - range - (optional low note D) F - C
Fabulously fresh ; groovy and cool arrangement of the classy Michael Jackson hit with fresh chord changes to boot!
GF67. I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER
key - Em / G - range - G - D (big range)
Fabulous new arrangement of the Aretha Franklin mega hit ; with cool chord changes and a cool groove!
GF70. THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
key - Eb - range - G to C
Absolutely gorgeous ballad that scored a huge hit for Dionne Warwick ; Gladys Knight; Stevie Wonder and Elton John. I love this song! Fab and fresh arrangement with a proper ending.
GF71. THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR - Pianotrak
key - Eb - range - G to C
Intimate take on the fab song. If you want to lay the sentiment on thick or just want to sing from the heart then this is a lovely way to do it! Nice arrangement with ralls that are easy to catch.
GF74. THROUGH THE FIRE
key - G(Em) range - G to D (huge range)
Great song which proved a big hit for Chaka Khan. Cool arrangement!
GF77. GET HERE - Bb
key - Bb (cover key) - range - G to Bb (optional C)
Wonderful song from the wonderful Oleta Adams! Nice and fresh arrangement to the same form as the original.
GF78. VINCENT - C Pianotrak
key - C - range - G to A
Pianotrak arrangement of this really lovely song by Don Maclean.
Very much "tell the story" as opposed to just singing it. Lots of rubato and slight tempo changes but it's easy to catch if you think about how you'd say it, rather than sing it... You'll see what I mean once you hear the demo....
Same form as the original.
GF79. LOVE'S IN NEED OF LOVE TODAY
key - E to F - range - E to A
Fabulous song from Stevie Wonder.
Nice Livetrak arrangement with a cool key change for the last chorus.
Double chorus at the end and finish with the intro.
GF80. BREATHE AGAIN Pianotrak
key - C - range - A to A (optional falsettos).
Lovely song that scored a huge breakthru hit for Toni Braxton.
Works well in this intimate Pianotrak setting.
GF81. WHO'S CRYING NOW
key - Bm - range - B to D (suit higher female range)
Great song! Big hit for Journey but this cool version is based on Randy Crawford's.
key - G to Ab - range - A to C
Great old Timi Yuro hit .
Nice 8's Livetrak arrangement.
GF85. HERE WE ARE
key - E to G (cover key) - range - F# to C
Huge hit for Gloria Estefan.
Fresh arrangement based on the original.
GF86. DIMMING OF THE DAY
key - Ab - range - Ab to Bb
Wonderful country and folk based song; covered by Bonnie Raitt and others.
GF87. PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
key - A - range - A to C#
Great pop tune from Corinne Bailey Rae - instantly catchy; great feel and good chorus hook!
Here's my own take on it.
GF90. HOW 'BOUT US
key - D to F - range - A to C
Really cool and groove-based arrangement of the Champagne classic - this version is loosely based on the LULU version - different feel and groove.
GF92. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU - Ab
key - Ab - range - G to C
This version is loosely based on the version from "The Jersey Boys". There is a key change to "B" for the very last verse and then back to Ab for the chorus and it ends in Ab. There is a long pause of silence at the very end for VOCAL ONLY last line - "you're just too good to be true" and then a big crescendo ending with the band.
GF94. MEET ME ON THE MOON
key - cover key - range - F to Bb
Obscure Phyllis Hyman hit in a cool arrangement- same form as the original.
GF95. OLD FRIEND
key - A (cover key) - range - F# to C#
Lovely Phyllis Hyman power-ballad.
The arrangement builds and the full "band" kicks mid way thru.
key - Cm - range - F to Ab
Wonderful Brazilian song; covered by Julio Iglesias.
GF97. JOYFUL JOYFUL
key - Db (for piano and vocal then E to F once the full track kicks into tempo).
Cover arrangement of the classic scene from "Sister Act 2"; with Lauren Hill taking the main vocal.
Note - the demo starts about half way thru the vocal and piano first section and then into the main track in tempo.
GF98. WATERS OF MARCH
key - B - range - B to B
Cover arrangement of the classic Sergio Mendes tune. This version is from the "Brasil '88" album.
key - G - range - F# to G (suit lower range female)
Lovely ballad;written by Bob Dylan; and covered by Adele and Garth Brooks...
Intimate Pianotrak arrangement.
key- G - range - key - G - range - F# to G (suit lower range female)
Great Bob Dylan ballad.
Version 2; this time recorded direct to audio; with a brighter tempo and more rubato than version 1.
key - Bb - range - A to Bb
Another version of this lovely Bob Dylan song; in the same key as the Adele version. Lovely Pianotrak intimacy!
key - Db - range - Db (optional) to Bb
Wonderful Gladys Knight hit; in a more manageable key; and with a cool groove!
key - C - range - G to Bb
Great song that scored a massive hit for Bob Seger; Kenny Rodgers and Sheena Easton and a few others.
This cool LIVETRAK arrangement demo starts as the whole "band" kicks in....
key - B - range - F# to G#
Great song from Vince Gill; in a really cool Quartet arrangement plus light strings.
key - C - range - E to E (optional G falsetto!)
The old Kelly Marie disco classic (in her key!!) in a fresh new arrangement.
key - Ebm - cover key
Fresh arrangement of this Whitney Houston song from her "I'm Your Baby Tonight" album.
key - Em - range - E to A
Cool Livetrak contemporary arrangement of this Bacharah and David song.
key - G - range - (optional D) G to C (huge range)
Wonderful song that scored a massive hit for Heatwave and then Luther Vandross.
Here's a really cool arrangement.
key - C - range - F to B
Wonderful song from Oleta Adams; gives me goose bumps every time!
Lovely arrangement and a great song.
key - A to B - range - A to C#
Gladys Knight and her Pips scored a massive hit with this great song.
Fresh arrangement to boot!
key - A - range - G# to C#
Great late 70's ballad from Jane Olivor.
Lovely arrangement of a quality song; a semitone higher than the original.
key - Bm - range - A to A (optional C# and D)
Cool Livetrak arrangement of the massive Sam Sparro hit.
key - F - range - original Barbra Streisand key - top F!!
Great song in a cool arrangement ; very loosely based on the Streisand version but with a much shorter intro.
key - A - range - F# to D (optional E) Album version.
Massive hit for Adele!
Cool Piano only version; slightly slower than the original.
key - C - range - E to A
Lovely Livetrak arrangement of this classy 80's hit; in a lower key and with a definite ending.
key - C - range - B to C
Livetrak arrangement of this hugely popular Bob Dylan song; slower in tempo.
key - Db - range - Eb to Ab
Lovely piano only arrangement of the ABBA hit; in a lower key.
key - Gm - range - F to Bb
Shirley Bassey hit; written by Rufus Wainwright; which the track is loosely based on.
key - Bb - range - Bb to D
Great stripped back arrangement of this classic Carol King and Gerry Goffin song.
key - Bb - range - (optional F)G to Bb
Lovely arrangment of the cool country hit by Kris Kristofferson.
The Gladys Knight version is particularly special!
key - Db - range - B to Ab (Bb)
Big orchestral arrangement of the massive Pretenders hit. Also covered by Girls Aloud.
key - Em - range - D to B (optional C) cover key
Fresh and funky arrangement of this wonderful Candi Staton hit.
key - Db to D - range - Ab to A
Lovely arrangement of the Rita McNeil hit, in a lower key. Key change for the very last time chorus.
key - E then Em for the chorus - range - G# to G (optional B)
New arrangement loosely based around the Donna Summer version.
key - B to C - range - E to C
Wonderful Barry Manilow song in a lovely fresh arrangement.
key - E - range - C# to G#
Great Livetrak arrangement of this Creedance Clearwater Revival hit.
key - D to Eb - range - F# to C
Great song from Beth Nielsen Chapman in a lovely fresh arrangement.
key - G - range - G to A (optional Bb)
Great song; co written and sung by Stevie Wonder; that gave a massive top 10 hit for Aretha Franklin in 1973/74.
Here's my arrangement of it, in a more manageable female key.
key - Db - range - Ab to Ab (optional Bb)
Great country song that scored a hit for Diana Trask in 1975. This arrangement is loosely based on that version.
key - C - range - A to A (original key)
Great song from Air Supply, in a lovely Piano only arrangement.
key - C - range - A to F (optional A)
Hugely popular Snow Patrol "anthem". In a key suitable for a lower range female voice or higher male range.
key - C - range - G to C
Cool Livetrak uptempo arrangement of the massive Mariah Carey hit song. In a lower, more manageable key.
key - C (verses), G for the chorus and a key change to Ab for the very last chorus - range - G to C (optional Db top note)
Very lovely arrangement of the Sinatra hit song. Suitable for higher range female voices.
key - Ab to A - range - Ab to E (a full tone lower than the Aretha original version)
A cool fresh arrangement of the iconic Aretha song - brighter in tempo but keeping to the same form and adding the cool ending used in the "Blues Brothers" movie version - best of both worlds!