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Oldies Artists

Here are oldies artists whose songs we are often asked to perform:


Al Green

B.J. Thomas

Ben E. King

Barry Manilow

Bee Gees

Bill Withers

Billy Preston

Bobby McFerrin

Carole King

Chuck Berry

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Don McLean

Eddie Floyd

Elvis Presley

George Benson

Grand Funk Railroad

Isley Brothers

Jackie Wilson

James Brown

James Taylor

John Denver

Johnny Nash

Johnny Rivers

Johnny Tilotson

Little Richard

Marvin Gaye

Neil Diamond

Peter, Paul & Mary

Richie Valens

Roy Orbison

Sam Cooke

Spencer Davis Group

Steppenwolf

Stevie Wonder

The Association

The Beach Boys

The Beatles

The Blues Brothers

The Boxtops

The Doors

The Everly Brothers

The Four Tops

The Lovin' Spoonful

The Penguins

The Righteous Brothers

The Rolling Stones

The Supremes

The Temptations

The Turtles

The Zombies

Van Morrison

Wilson Pickett



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Modern Pop Rock

Grunge bands left behind the ozone depleting use of hairspray and leather jackets in favor of baggy cargo pants and flannel shirts with metal like distorted guitars. Along with the changes to fashion, new melodic ideas explored more tame tessituras with melancholy, introspective soul searching lyrics in a fresh display of prosody.


Soon after grunge electrified rock with its new sound alternative rock split from the main pop and rock scenes with more edginess to its sound than previous pop.


Another 90s fad became unplugged acoustic rock versions of the originally heavier, distorted versions of popular rock songs. Musicians proved that the songwriting was well crafted after stripping away the sustain of high gain, the filling pads and squeals of synthesizers, and highly produced techniques that polished original studio recordings. Turning in their electric solid body guitars and basses for acoustic ones, synthesizers for piano, and digital drums for real percussion demonstrated that these simplified versions of their songs still held up without any studio magic. This music honored the craft of songwriting with many songs The Matt McCallie Orchestra covers like:


Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Black Velvet

Change the World

Crash Into Me

Desperately Wanting

Everyday

Fall Down

Fell on Black Days

Fields of Gold

Four Letter Word

Freedom! '90

Get This Party Started

Hazard

Hold on to the Nights

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

I Will Always Love You

I Will Survive

If You Could Only See

Interstate Love Song

Iris

It's My Life

King of New Orleans

Life Is a Highway

Lightning Crashes

Love Will Keep Us Alive

Picture

Plush

Push

Runaway Train

Say Hello 2 Heaven

She Talks to Angels

Smooth

This Love

To Be with You

Under the Bridge

When Can I See You

Wonderwall





Oldies

Rock n' roll music was a long time coming, slowly developing from negro spirituals to blues, country, and eventually what we now broadly call rock. Rock's inception came to the forefront of popular music in the 1950s with many new takes through the 1960s including a British invasion and a surfing craze with a few songs about automobiles as well.


Many oldies artists continued having hits into the 1970s and beyond as well. Some of our most often requested oldies include:


(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

Ain't No Sunshine

All Shook Up

All You Need Is Love

And I Love Her

Annie's  Song

Baby, I Need Your Lovin'

Bad Moon Rising

Blackbird

Born to Be Wild

Break on Through

Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Help Falling in Love

Down on the Corner

Gimme Some Lovin'

God Only Knows

Happy Together

Hello, I Love You

Hey Jude

I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

I Get Around

I Got You (I Feel Good)

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Imagine

Isn't She Lovely

Johnny B. Goode

Just the Two of Us

Knock on Wood

Kokomo

La Bamba

Let's Stay Together

Light My Fire

Love Me Do

Lovely Day

Moondance

Mountain of Love

Mustang Sally

My Cherie Amour

My Girl

Never My Love

Paint it Black

Secret Agent Man

She Loves You

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Sweet Caroline

Unchained Melody

Yesterday

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

You've Got a Friend





Top 40

At almost every event we entertain, be it a wedding, birthday, business conference, marriage proposal, fundraiser, gala, community gathering, or backyard BBQ, when people want to dance they usually want to hear something current, fresh, and high energy. When it's time to turn up the heat on the dance floor many of today's pop artists are the ones whose music delivers the most excitement. Some of the most popular current hits include:


24K Magic

All About That Bass

All of Me

Bang Bang

Beautiful

Blank Space

Blurred Lines

Can't Feel My Face

Can't Stop the Feeling

Confident

Crazy in Love

Don't Cha

Eyes on Me

Halo

Happy

I Won't Give Up

I'm Yours

Just the Way You Are

Let It Go

Levitating

Love Me Like You Do

Lucky

Make Me Feel

Marry Me

Marry You

New Rules

Overwhelmed

Perfect

Rock Your Body

Say You Won't Let Go

Señorita

SexyBack

Shake It Off

Shut Up + Dance

Sucker

Suit & Tie

Take Back the Night

The One That Got Away

Thinking Out Loud

This I Promise You

UpTown Funk!

When You Loved Me

Why Georgia





Classic Rock

'80s hair bands, stadium rock anthems, glamrock, softrock, and power ballads came out of this era. Some oldies bands like The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, Bill Withers and The Doors continued to produce new hits after the 1960s well into the 1970s and beyond. Many of rock's most beloved songs are from this era and include:


(Everything I Do) I Do It for You

Billie Jean

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Dancing in the Dark

Desperado

Don't Stop Believin'

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Dream On

Footloose

Free Falling

Heartache Tonight

Heaven

Hotel California

I'm Alright

Just the Way You Are

Landslide

Livin' on a Prayer

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Proud Mary

Rag Doll

Right Here Waiting

Saturday in the Park

Somebody to Love

Summer of '69

Sweet Emotion

Walking on Sunshine

Wanted Dead or Alive

With or Without You

When I See You Smile

Wonderful Tonight

You Shook Me All Night Long

You Wreck Me

Your Mama Don't Dance





Classic Rock Bands

Some of the most popular classic rock artists our audiences enjoy rocking out to are:


AC/DC

Aerosmith

Bad English

Billy Joel

Bob Seeger

Bon Jovi

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Tyler

Bruce Springsteen

Chicago

Def Leppard

Eagles

Elton John

Eric Clapton

Fleetwood Mac

Journey

John Cougar Mellencamp

Kansas

Katrina & the Waves

Loggins & Messina

Michael Jackson

Pat Benatar

Phil Collins

Queen

Stephen Bishop

Sting

The Doobie Brothers

Tina Turner

Tom Petty

U2

Wham!





Modern Rockers

The 1990s was a great time to be learning to play guitar. While electric guitars were still driving the energy of most new rock, acoustic guitars had become popular in a lot of new rock with singers who could play instruments and self accompany their own performances.


It was an exciting new era for the singersongwriter and rock, pop, and even country became ever more merged by many artists like Shania Twain. And many rockstars who'd gotten their starts in previous decades continued to spread their wings with even more new hit songs like Duran, Duran, Richard Marx, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Tom Petty George Michael and Kenny Loggins.


Many of these great, popular musicians have continued to release amazing new music throughout the early 2000s and even to this day. We're proud to cover the following artists:


Alice In Chains

Better Than Ezra

Blues Traveler

Cake

Chris Cornell

Dave Matthews Band

Duran, Duran

Fun.

George Michael

Gin Blossoms

Goo Goo Dolls

Green Day

Jet

Kenny Loggins

Kid Rock

Live

Marc Cohn

Maroon 5

Matchbox 20

Mr. Big

Oasis

P!nk

Plain White T's

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Richard Marx

Seven Mary Three

Sheryl Crow

Soul Asylum

Stone Temple Pilots

Temple of the Dog

The Black Crowes

The Smashing Pumpkins

Third Eye Blind

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tom Cochrane

Tonic

Train

Walk the Moon





Today's Pop Stars

Some of today's pop artists are achieving successes never before seen in music, especially female singers. Here are some of the most recently trending artists we cover:


'NYSNC

Adele

Alicia Keys

Babyface

Bazzi

Beyoncé Knowles

Bruno Mars

Christina Perry

Colbie Caillat

Demi Lovato

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Ellie Goulding

Harry Connick, Jr.

Ingrid Michaelson

James Arthur

Janelle Monåe

Jason Mraz

Jessie J.

Jewel Kilcher

John Legend

John Mayer

Jonas Brothers

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

Lana Del Ray

Maxwell

Meghan Trainor

Michael Bublé

Pharrell Williams

Pussycat Dolls

Robin Thicke

Sara Bareilles

Sarah McLachlan

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Tim McMorris