A lot of people mistakenly view me as an original song guy. Yes, I write original music but I love to do covers too! Some people don’t realize that I did quite a bit of cover songs over the years. When I do cover songs, I like to surprise people with them. I’m not the type of cover song artist who plays cover songs that pretty much every cover band plays. I try to stay away from cover songs that are overplayed like “Mustang Sally”, “Superstition”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Hard to Handle”, etc. I try to do cover songs that hasn’t been covered by a lot of other musicians.
I surprised people with Megadeth’s “Sweating Bullets”, Social Distortion “Story of My Life” and Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You”. I’ve done several other covers for youtube as well.
I want to do a lot more cover songs ’cause I feel the need to expand my repertoire. After I complete the Lou Reed tribute series, I’ll go back to doing other cover songs. I’ll do songs from every decade of music from the 50’s to today. Just something fun I wanna do.
I’ll never give up original music, though. It’s important to do both covers/originals. Original artists shouldn’t neglect cover songs at all. You don’t have to make the cover song sound exactly like it is on the recording. I always found that wrong. You always want to try to make the cover song to sound like you wrote the song… you want to give your own take on it instead of ripping off the artist, ya know?
I’ll cover songs from every genre of music too. From oldies, classic rock, 80’s music, pop, metal, rock n’ roll, etc. I’m planning to cover some Adele, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry at some point. I also wanna do Lorde “Royals” sometime in the future. You’ll never know what I’ll come up with next.
My cover songs seem to get better feedback than my original music, anyways. My Lou Reed tribute series is getting some positive feedback. I just wanna show people that I can sing pretty decent and it’s showing… not trying to jerk myself off, though. Maybe I was meant to be a cover song guy? I’ll still write original music ’cause it’s my love.