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Music

Music: what we do

Repertoire List, Brought To You By A Mini-FAQ:

[highlight color=red] Do you guys perform [X] song? What about [Y]? [/highlight] Have a peek at our entire repertoire list and find out. 

[highlight color=red] Why do you do [this song] but not [that song]? [/highlight]
Some songs just don't translate well to vocals-only. A repetitious beat can be awesome on the dance floor, but can be really boring for both singers and audience when we arrange it for a cappella vocals. Sometimes in those instances we rely on medleys to bring you the best bits of songs that would run out of steam after the one-minute mark.

In other cases, some 80s tunes are great fun, but extremely minimalist. There's just not enough meat in the song to make an interesting four minute vocal performance. (And yet, 'When Doves Cry' has no bassline and it's one of our most popular tunes. Weird.) It's taken some experimenting over the years to discover what works. Hopefully we've covered at least some of your faves.

RETRO REPERTOIRE LIST (as of November 2011)

AFRICA—TOTO

ARTHUR'S THEME - CHRISTOPHER CROSS

A-TEAM THEME

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY--QUEEN

BROKEN WINGS—MR. MISTER

CLOUDBUSTING - KATE BUSH

COSBY SHOW THEME

DANCE MEDLEY

DE DOO DOO DOO, DE DA DA DA - THE POLICE

DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES—PAUL SIMON

DON’T STOP BELIEVING—JOURNEY

DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS - BAND AID

DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME - THE POLICE

EASY LOVER - PHIL COLLINS & PHILIP BAILEY

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC— THE POLICE

EVERYTHING SHE WANTS - WHAM!

FAMILY TIES THEME

FATHER FIGURE - GEORGE MICHAEL

GOOD OLD FASHIONED LOVER BOY - QUEEN

HEAD OVER HEELS - TEARS FOR FEARS

HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN—EURYTHMICS

HUMAN NATURE—MICHAEL JACKSON

I CAN'T GO FOR THAT - HALL & OATES

I FEEL FOR YOU—CHAKA KAHN

I'M GOING SLIGHTLY MAD - QUEEN

IS THIS THE WORLD WE CREATED - QUEEN

JANET JACKSON MEDLEY

KILLER QUEEN - QUEEN

KING OF PAIN - THE POLICE

LOVE OF MY LIFE - QUEEN

MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - THE POLICE

MICHAEL JACKSON MEDLEY

NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS

NO ONE IS TO BLAME—HOWARD JONES

NOTORIOUS - DURAN DURAN

NOW I'M HERE - QUEEN

ONCE IN A LIFETIME—TALKING HEADS

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK—MURRAY HEAD

ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON

SAY, SAY, SAY - MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY

SENSES WORKING OVERTIME - XTC

THE SHOW MUST GO ON - QUEEN

SLEDGEHAMMER—PETER GABRIEL

SQUEEZE MEDLEY

(YOU’RE A) STRANGE ANIMAL—GOWAN

SYNCHRONICITY II - THE POLICE

THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON

TIME AFTER TIME—CYNDI LAUPER

UNDER PRESSURE—DAVID BOWIE, QUEEN

WALKING ON THE MOON - THE POLICE

WHEN DOVES CRY—PRINCE

WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME - PAUL MCCARTNEY

WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER - THE POLICE

YOU CAN CALL ME AL—PAUL SIMON

YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND - QUEEN

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