I am greatly influenced by songwriters from the late 60's and seventies. When I was on The Voice of Germany I re-connected with being a cover artist and found it quite inspiring even after so many years. I wanted to create an outlet for myself to sing these songs beyond one or two in my original song concerts.
I am available now for gigs in restaurants, wineries, cafes and small clubs for cover song gigs. The songs are mostly easily listening folk/acoustic songs from the 70's with a fewer more recent songs thrown in. Artists include James Taylor, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, The Eagles, Jim Croce, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne. Your audience will know almost every song and many tunes are played along with professionally produced backing tracks.
I usually bring my own high quality sound system which sets up very quickly with minimal stage space required.
Please contact norm@normstrauss for bookings.
Repertiore (in addition to a large library of original songs)
Rocket Man-Elton John Kyrie-Mr. Mister Free falling-Tom Petty Call Me Al-Paul Simon Wichita Lineman-Glen Cambpell Running on empty-Jackson Browne God Only Knows-Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) Fix You-Coldplay Woodstock-Joni Mitchel Old Man-Niel Young Accuse Me-(acoustic version similar to Eric Clapton) Like A rock-Bob Seger Me and Julio Down By The School Yard-Paul Simon The Boxer-Simon and Garfunkel Doctor My Eyes-Jackson Browne Carry On Wayward Son-Kansas Peaceful easy feeling-The Eagles Taking it easy-The Eagles Desparado-the Eagles I wanna go home-Michael Buble Landslide Fleetwood Mac Where the lions Are-Bruce Cockburn Sweet baby James-James Taylor Don’t mess around with Jim-Jim Croce American Pie-Don Mclean Father and Son-Cat Stevens Heart of Gold-Niel Youn Horse with No Name-America Hotel California-The Eagles Looking out my back door-Creedence Clearwater Revival Take Me Home Country Roads-John Denver Walking in Memphis-Marc Cohn Lullaby-Shawn Mullins The Sounds of Silence-Simon and Garfunkle Aint No Sunshine-Bill Withers Against the Wind-Bob Seger Layla (acoustic)-Eric Clapton Gravity-John Mayer Signed, Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder Iris-Goo Goo Dols Times Like These-Foo Fighters Help-The Beatle Save tonight-Eagle Eye Cherry Cats in the Cradle-Cat Stevens Jet Airliner-Steve Miller Band Taking it Easy-The Eagles Leroy Brown-Jim Croce The Only Living Boy in New York-Simon and Garfunkel End of the Innocence-Don Henley