Alterego

Biography

Alterego is a team effort by some of Austin's most experienced and talented professional party rockers. Dynamic bandleader Paul Minor is former lead singer of Texas wedding circuit veterans The Argyles. He has released four albums with Hole in the Wall house band Superego and was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame at the 2002 Austin Music Awards. Versatile bassist Chris Johnson has been the solid foundation for Texas party bands The Atlantics, The Privateers, the El Orbits, and Roky Erickson and the Explosives. Debonair drummer Kevin Pearson has toured the country with funk fusioneers Gnappy and is also a longtime veteran of The Argyles. Charming keyboardist and vocalist Rebecca Gatchell has entertained at functions throughout the state and is fast becoming a top local studio session pianist. Multi-talented Matt Hubbard plays organ, trombone, and harmonica and has recorded Grammy nominated albums with Willie Nelson. Saxophone virtuoso Marcus Cardwell has supplied the sweet soul sounds for funk sensations Gnappy and the Ging’breadmen. Sensational guitarist Landis Armstrong was a founding member of royal rockers King Soul and plays regularly with the Conrads, who were voted best new band of 2000 in the Austin American-Statesman. Together, Alterego represents an unmatched combination of musical influences and show business backgrounds, catering to the most eclectic and sophisticated dance music tastes, from the swinging sounds of yesteryear to the contemporary hits of the new millenium. Alterego is your tasteful alternative to the typical lounge band, specializing in streamlined arrangements of timeless favorites...

Classics
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Let's Stay Together - Rev. Al Green
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Can't Help Falling In Love
Suspicious Minds / Blue Suede Shoes
Little Sister - Elvis Presley
The Last Time / Honky Tonk Women
Under My Thumb / Brown Sugar
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
And I Love Her / Something
Till There Was You /
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
My Girl / Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Moondance / Brown Eyed Girl
Domino / Gloria - Van Morrison
Long Cool Woman - The Hollies
You've Lost That Loving Feeling /
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Light My Fire - Doors
Tears of a Clown /
Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Brandy - Looking Glass
Shout / Twist and Shout / It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Mustang Sally / Midnight Hour / Funky Broadway
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
La Bamba - Richie Valens
How Sweet It Is/
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
I Got You (I Feel Good)/
Sex Machine - James Brown
Proud Mary (Rollin on the River) - Creedence Clearwater
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
You Never Can Tell / Rock & Roll Music
Johnny B. Goode / Memphis - Chuck Berry
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
Magic Carpet Ride / Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Spooky - Classics V
Tequila - Champs
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Locomotion - Grand Funk Railroad
Good Lovin - Young Rascals
Tell It Like it Is - Neville Bros.
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
The Weight   - The Band
So Happy Together - Turtles
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
All Day and All of the Night /
You Really Got Me - Kinks
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
American Girl  - Tom Petty
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Soul Man / Hold on I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
What'd I Say? - Ray Charles
The Letter - Box Tops
Little Bit o' Soul - Music Explosion
Like A Rolling Stone / Rainy Day Women - Bob Dylan

Jazz Standards
What a Wonderful World /
All of Me - Louis Armstrong
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Linus & Lucy - Vince Guaraldi
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
Moon River - Mancini
Girl From Ipanema -  Getz/Gilberto
At Last - Etta James
Sea of Love - Phil Philips
Summertime / Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin
Don't Get Around Much Anymore /
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
When I Fall In Love /
Unforgettable  / Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Early Autumn - Woody Herman
September Song / Mack the Knife  - Kurt Weill
Stardust / Georgia on my Mind/
Nearness of You - Hoagy Carmichael
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Misty - Johnny Mathis
My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
Sweet Georgia Brown - Django Rheinhardt
As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
Fly Me to The Moon / Under My Skin
It Had to Be You / My Way
The Way You Look Tonight /
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra 
 
Country
Blue Skies / Whiskey River /
Help Me Make it Through the Night
On the Road Again / Pancho & Lefty
Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson
Lookin' For Love - Johnny Lee
Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Pop a Top - Alan Jackson
Tennessee Waltz / Move It On Over - Hank Williams
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills
Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone? - Doug Sahm
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender
Ring of Fire / Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers
Honky Tonk Man - Dwight Yoakam
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Jambalaya / Lost Highway - Hank Williams
The Fugitive / Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Could I Have this Dance? - Anne Murray
London Homesick Blues (Home with the Armadillo) - Gary P. Nunn

80's
Peace, Love & Understanding /
Alison / Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
What I Like About You - Romantics
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Surrender / I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Should I Stay or Should I Go /
Train in Vain / Brand New Cadillac - Clash
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Rock & Roll Radio / I Wanna be Sedated - Ramones
 
Disco
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & the Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
Low Rider - War
Brickhouse - Commodores
Kung-Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Super Freak - Rick James
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
You'll Never Find - Lou Rawls
 
Blues
Bring it on Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Ain't That a Shame / Kansas City - Fats Domino
T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
The Thrill is Gone - BB King
Scratch My Back / Shake Your Hips / King Bee - Slim Harpo
Sittin On Top of the World - Mississippi Sheiks
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Merry by Alterego
Minds by Alterego
Ordinary by Alterego
Proud by Alterego
Pretty Woman by Alterego
World by Alterego
You Never Can Tell by Alterego
Bring it on Home by Alterego
What's Goin' On by Alterego
Let's Stay Together by Alterego
Whiskey River by Alterego
Broken by Alterego
Cost by Alterego
Domino by Alterego