Don Chance Solo Music Act Project

Some Background:

In late 2008, I started a band with some business school colleagues.  We had some local success, but as all bands do, we lost some personnel a couple of times, and just could not find the replacements that lived up to our standards and wanted to be in a band.  So we decided to go our separate ways.  I then decided to strike out on my own as a solo vocalist and guitar player.  I found myself playing and singing much better and getting more gigs.  Solo acts require less space, cost less money, and make less noise.  Of course, this comes at the expense of not being able to really drive a dance floor. Solo acts are, thus, better for small gatherings, restaurants, and events where there is unlikely to be dancing, though I have had people dance at my performances.


In summer 2024, I added a keyboard to the act.


Coming soon:  A female vocalist is joining me. More informatoin later.


Gigs:  By the Numbers

Number of performances since November 2013:  76
(performance is defined as having an auciene of at least two non-family members)

Number of songs played:  2,086

Maximum number of songs played at an event:  46

Minimum number of songs played at an event:  1


The Songs

These are very heavy on 60s and 70s with a decent number from the 80s.  I keep an active set of about 100 songs. The list below is far more than that and many have not been done in a while, but they were active at one time.  

3 AM
20 Years
A Day in the Life
A Horse with No Name
A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You
Ain't Even Done with the Night
All I Want is You
All My Loving
Already Gone
American Pie
An Old Fashioned Love Song
Are You Lonesome Tonight
At This Moment
Best of My Love
Black Water
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Born Free
Burning Love
Bye  Bye Love
California Dreamin'
California Girls
Cherry Hill Park
Come Monday
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crocodile Rock
Dancing in the Dark
Daydream Believer
Dedicated to the One I Love
Diamond Girl
Do It Again
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Don't Stop
Dream a Litrle Dream of Me
Dream On
Drift Away
Easy to be Hard
Eleanor Rigby
Fire and Rain
For Your Love
Free Bird
Glory Days
Go Your Own Way
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
Happy Together
Hard Days' Night
Heart of Gold
Heartache Tonight
Hello Mary Lou
Here Comes the Sun
Hold My Hand
Homeward Bound
Hotel California
I am a Rock
I Can See Clearly Now
I Honestly Love You
I Saw Her Standing There
I Think We're Alone Now
If You Could Read My Mind
I'm a Believer
I'm Not in Love
In My Life
It Ain't Me Babe
I've Got a Name
Jack and Diane
Jet Airliner
Joy to the World
Knockin on Heaven's Door
Last Train to Clarksville
Like a Rock
Little Deuce Coupe
Live and Let Die
Lonely People
Love Me Tender
Love Potion #9
Lyin' Eyes
Make You Feel My Love
More Than a Feeling
Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
Mrs. Robinson
Never Been to Spain
Never Going Back Again
Night Moves
Nights are Forever
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Nowhere Man
Oh Pretty Woman
Old Friends
Old Man
Old Time Rock and Roll
On the Road Again
One of the These Nights
O-o-h Child
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Penny Lane
Pinball Wizard/Won't Get Fooled Again
Pink Houses
Pleasant Valley Sunday
Running on Empty
Say You Love Me
Secret Agent Man
Seven Bridges Road
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
She'd Rather Be With Me
Sister Golden Hair
Sloop John B
Small Town
Somebody's Baby
Southern Cross
Stairway to Heaven
Start Me Up
Strawberry Fields Forever
Stuck in the Middle with You
Summer Breeze
Surfin' USA
Take It Easy
Take It to the Limit
Take Me Home Country Roads
Teach Your Children
Tears in Heaven
Temptation Eyes
Tequila Sunrise
That'll be the Day
The City of New Orleans
Time in a Bottle
To Love Somebody
Travelin' Man
True Colors
Turn the Page
Ventura Highway
Wagon Wheel
Wake Up Little Susie
Wanted Dead or Alive
Wasted on the Way
We Just Disagree
What is Life?
When I'm Sixty-Four
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Wild Horses
Wild Horses
Witchy Woman
With a Little Help from My Friends
You and Me
You Make Lovin' Fun
You Showed Me
You're No Good

My Equipment

What I normally use at a gig.

Guitars  Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium; Martin 2002 DC16GTE Dreadnaught
Guitar Straps Various Taylor, Fender, Martin, and one custom-made strap
Guitar Picks Taylor medium
Guitar Strings Elixir Nanoweb, 12-53
Guitar Stand Hercules single, double, triple stands
Guitar Stool Fender, 28"
Capos Shubb and Kyser Quick-Change
Amplifier Fender Acoustasonic 150
Keyboard Yamaha P-225
PA mixer Peavey 8600D
Speakers Two Peavey PR10s
Speaker Stands Two Prolines
Microphone Shure SM85S; AudioTechnica M4000S (vocals)
Mic Stands Ultimate Support (vocals)
Vocal effects processor TC Helikon H1
EqualizerBoss GE-7
Ear Monitor (homemade)
12-string effect pedalDigiTech Mosaic
Tremolo pedal BOSS TR-2
Pedalboard Gator

Other Gear I Have

    Marshall ASD100 amplifier
    Fender Frontman 10G amplifier
    Vox Amplug AC30 in-line headphone amplifier
Guitars & other string instruments
    Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar (jumbo)
    Cordoba Iberia Series C7 classical guitar
    Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar (w/ Bigsby tremolo)
    Fender Highway 1 American Telecaster electric guitar
    Martin DM-12-string acoustic guitar
    Gibson LG-0 acoustic guitar (from the mid-1960s)
    Gretsch Corvette electric guitar (w/ BIgsby tremolo)
    Taylor 214ce acoustic guitar (Grand Auditorium)
    Traveler electric guitar
    Deering Goodtime 2 banjo (5-string)
    Morgan Monroe F-style mandolin
    Taylor 110e acoustic guitar (drednaught)
AKAI LPK 25 Midi keyboard
Peavey PM10 floor monitor
Ocarina of Time
Xun (Chinese ocarina)
    Kimball spinet
    Yamaha PSR E233 keyboard
    Yangoa VGK 8600 keyboard


Some recordings

My songwriting page




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Last updated: July 6, 2024