Chris Gable has been performing at weddings, corporate gigs and private parties for well over a decade, as a soloist and part of small to large bands; as such, he has sufficient experience to know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to clients’ entertainment needs. However, the three musicians featured in the Chris Gable Trio have most bases covered between them.

Chris performs regularly as a solo guitar/vocalist, with the wonderful point of difference that he is a truly amazing saxophonist. As a soloist he switches between guitar & vocals and playing sax / singing over pre-recorded backings. He has an impressively wide-ranging repertoire from jazz & swing to Top 40 and classic hits. Of course, backings aren’t anything like as good as actual musicians… but they get the job done when space or budget is limited.

The Chris Gable Duo adds Tim Wilson on bass, guitar and backing vocals. A fellow multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Tim and Chris essentially have two unique lineups available: Chris on sax & Tim on guitar, where we specialise in classy renditions of popular tunes (with the option of sticking to jazz standards if that’s your thing); or Chris on guitar/vocals and Tim on bass/vocals, opening up all the usual guitar/vocal repertoire with the added benefit of Tim on bass & harmonies.

The Chris Gable Trio adds Luke Thatcher on drums & percussion – and, like the duo, is essentially two bands in one. Luke plays cajon (hand percussion) for the quieter sets where Tim and I stick to guitar and sax; for a bigger, more typical covers band sound, we go to vocals, guitar, bass and drums; this is the lineup for performing dance sets to crowds large or small.

Chris, a brilliant performer in his own right, deliberately hand-picked Tim & Luke for his trio years ago in the knowledge that they’re the best in the biz at what they do and, like Chris, they’re also a delight to work with! Chris & the lads can help provide a variety of superb entertainment options to any crowd, whatever their tastes.

Sample Song List:

Acoustic Guitar & Vocal

3am

500 Miles

Africa

All About That Bass

All Night Long

American Pie

Another Day In Paradise

April Sun In Cuba

Are You Gonna Go My Way

Attention

Bad Moon Rising

Better Be Home Soon

Billie Jean

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Change The World

Cosmic Girl

Crazy

Cryin’ Shame

Don’t Know Why

Don’t Stop The Music

Drift Away

Eye Of The Tiger

Faith

Feel It Still

Firework

Flame Trees

Forget You

Free Falling

Get Back

Get Lucky

Gimme The Night

Go Your Own Way

Happy

Heard It Through The Grapevine

Hey Jude

Hey Soul Sister

High & Dry

Home

Horses

I Can See Clearly Now

I Can’t Feel My Face

I Need A Dollar

I Wanna Love Somebody Like You

I Will Survive

I’ll Be

I’m Coming Home Tonight

I’m Yours

Just The Two Of Us

Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby

Khe Sanh

Killing Me Softly

Kiss

Life Is A Highway

Lightning Crashes

Listen To The Music

Living On A Prayer

Lonely Boy

Looking Out My Back Door

Lovely Day

Lover Lover

Lying Eyes

Maggie May

Message To My Girl

Moondance

Moves Like Jagger

Mustang Sally

My Happiness

No Such Thing

Nothing Holding Me Back

On Top Of The World

Raise Your Glass

Riptide

Romeo & Juliet

Royals

Run To Paradise

Save Tonight

Sexual Healing

Shape Of You

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Somebody I Used To Know

Something So Strong

Steal My Kisses

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Stuck In The Middle With You

Sunday Morning

Sunsets

Superstition

Taylor

Teenage Dirtbag

The Gambler

The Scientist

Throw Your Arms Around Me

Time Of Your Life

Tip Of My Tongue

To Her Door

Treasure

Uptown Funk

Valerie

Viva La Vida

Waiting On The World To Change

Wake Me Up

What’s Going On

Wicked Game

Wild World

Wonderwall

Yellow

You Gotta Be

You’re The Voice

You’ve Got A Friend

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

 

Jazz Instrumentals

All Blues

All Of Me

All The Things You Are

Almost Like Being In Love

Autumn Leaves

Beyond The Sea

Billie’s Bounce

Blue Moon

Body & Soul

Cantaloupe Island

Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

Donna Lee

Embraceable You

Feel Like Making Love

Fly Me To The Moon

Girl From Ipanema

L-O-V-E

Maiden Voyage

Misty

My Foolish Heart

My Little Suede Shoes

My Romance

Night & Day

Satin Doll

So What

Summertime

Take Five

This Masquerade

Unforgettable

The Way You Look Tonight

Pop / Easy Listening Instrumentals

Ain’t No Sunshine

Careless Whispers

Don’t Know Why

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Have I Told You Lately

I Can’t Make You Love Me

If I Ain’t Got You

If I Only Had A Brain

Just The Two Of Us

Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You

One Flight Down

Overjoyed

Rock With You

Sailing

Sexual Healing

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Stand By Me

What A Wonderful World

Why Georgia

You’ve Got A Friend

 

Easy listening (with backing)

Back At One

Beautiful In My Eyes

Better Together

Change The World

Cold Cold Heart

Come Away With Me

Come Together

Desperado

Drift Away

Drive

Englishman In New York

Every Breath You Take

Fields Of Gold

Fire & Rain

Gimme One Reason

Have I Told You Lately

Hey Jude

High & Dry

Holding Back The Years

Home

Hotel California

How Deep Is Your Love

How Sweet It Is

I’m Feeling Good

Imagine

It’s About Time

Jessie

Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Lady In Red

Let’s Stay Together

Lightning Crashes

Lovely Day

Lying Eyes

Making Memories Of Us

My Girl

New Kid In Town

Next Year, Baby

No Such Thing

Now & Forever

One Of These Nights

Piano Man

Reminiscing

Rock With You

Rocket Man

Sailing

Saturday In The Park

She Will Be Loved

Tiny Dancer

Turn Me On

Use Me

Whisper Your Name

Wicked Game
Wish You Were Here

Wonderful Tonight

Yellow

You’ve Got A Friend

Your Song

You Don’t Know Me

Medium to upbeat (with backing)

1999

500 Miles

All Night Long

Almost Like Being In Love

Bad Case Of Loving You

Better Man

Brown Eyed Girl

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Everything

Faith

Give Me The Night

Heard It Through The Grapevine

Hey Ya

How Sweet It Is

I Feel Good

I’m A Believer

I Want You To Want Me

Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

Jump Jive & Wail

Khe Sanh

Kiss

La Bamba

Land Down Under
Love Is In The Air

Moondance

Mustang Sally

My Girl

Need You Tonight

Never Gonna Give You Up

New York, New York

Oh What A Night (December 1963)

On Broadway
Pretty Woman

Rock Around The Clock

Rock DJ

Save The Last Dance

Shake Your Tailfeather

She’s A Lady

Signed Sealed Delivered

Smooth

Stuck In The Middle With You

Summer Of ‘69

Superstition

Sway

That’s All Right Mama

The Way You Make Me Feel

What I Like About You

 

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