CoolHeat

CoolHeat

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

CoolHeat is a 6 piece Jazz group that plays a variety of jazz covers and originals. We do smooth jazz, R&B, funk, traditional jazz and soft rock. We currently have a CD available called "Certified Cool". Check out the tracks.

Biography

CoolHeat consists of six musicians who play a combination of tunes that fall within the new smooth jazz radio format. The familiar songs include covers of smooth jazz, light jazz, R & B, light rock, funk and original modern jazz compositions. The band has a large repertoire of material to pull from and can please any audience. They can provide any event with a perfect balance of music for dancing and listening. They also provide pre-recorded music during breaks as required, to maintain the party atmosphere.

CoolHeat is lead by Michael A. Gregory on guitar and vocals. He has over 40 years experience in the music business and has appeared in concert halls, radio, television, and night clubs all over the United States. He writes and arranges all the band’s original material. On lead vocals we have Rachelle Byrne, who has years of experience singing and entertaining to the delight of many audiences. Rachelle adds an energetic style, emotion and warmth to every song she sings. Bob Chapman plays Alto and Tenor sax and also sings backup. He has appeared in many popular big bands in Northern California. John Basa performs his musical wonders on drums. Roger Shimoff plays bass and covers background vocals. He is a seasoned musician. On percussion, the band's newest member, is Andy Gonzales. He provides that extra boost to the pulsating rhythms of the music.

Lyrics

Love Is

Written By: Michael Gregory

LOVE IS – MICHAEL GREGORY – 10/3/04

1. LOVE IS GONNA CHANGE YA
LOVE WILL REARRANGE YA
LOVE CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH OR MAKE YOU CRY.

2. LOVE IS GONNA SCHOOL YA.
SOMETIMES IT WILL FOOL YA.
LOVE CAN MAKE YOU LOW OR MAKE YOU HIGH.

BRIDGE: WHEN YOU ARE DEVOTED
YOU CAN START TO FALL
YOUR HEART WILL HELP YOU SEE
PERFECTION IN IT ALL.

3. LOVE IS GONNA BLIND YA.
LOVE IS GONNA FIND YA.
IT’LL GIVE YOU DIFFERENT EYES TO MAKE YOU SEE.

4. LOVE CAN BE DEMANDING.
THERE IS NO UNDERSTANDING.
BUT IT’S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE FREE.

Summer Samba

Written By: Michael Gregory

SUMMER SAMBA – MICHAEL GREGORY
9/5/2004

1. SUMMER NIGHTS UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
DANCING CLOSE HOLDING YOU SO TIGHT.

CHORUS: ALL I WANT TO DO,
IS DANCE SO CLOSE TO YOU.

2. IN YOUR EYES I SEE THE STARLIGHT
JUST BEING NEAR YOU MAKES ME FEEL SO RIGHT.

CHORUS: ALL I WANT TO DO,
IS DANCE SO CLOSE TO YOU.

BRIDGE 1:
FEEL THE BREEZE PALM TREES ARE SWAYING.
CAN YOU HEAR WHAT MY HEART IS SAYING,
“DANCE WITH ME THE MUSIC IS PLAYING”.

CHORUS: ALL I WANT TO DO,
IS DANCE SO CLOSE TO YOU.

Discography

Certified Cool - CoolHeat

Set List

CoolHeat Songlist

1. Temptation – Dianna Krall
2. Smooth Operator - Sade
3. Comin’ Home Baby – Herbie Mann
4. Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
5. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – The Buckinghams
6. Oooo Baby, Baby – Smokie Robinson & The Miracles
7. I’ll Be Around – The Shilites
8. Masquerade – George Benson
9. Fever – Peggy Lee
10. Fire – Tina Turner
11. Take Five – Dave Brubeck
12. Moondance – Van Morrison
13. My Girl – The Temptations
14. Please Be The One – Karla Bonhoff
15. On Broadway – The Drifters/George Benson
16. The Way You Do – The Temptations
17. Paradise – Sade
18. Evil Ways – Santana
19. Kansas City – Wilbur Harris
20. Smiling Faces – War
21. Use Me – Bill Withers
22. Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s
23. Sharp Dressed man – ZZ Top (Special jazz arrangement by CoolHeat)
24. Misty – Erroll Garner
25. Louie, Louie – The Kingsmen (Special jazz arrangement by CoolHeat)
26. Girl From Ipanema – Jazz Standard
27. Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers (Special ja