Rock With Doc!

Doc Michaels

"One Man Band"
Classic and Original Rock and Blues.

Doc has been working as a solo entertainer since 1992, performing classic rock and blues and a few of his own compositions. Primarily a night club act, Doc has also played some less common gigs, such as Sunset Champagne Cruises from Lahaina harbor on Maui, and hotel gigs at the Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Ritz Carlton in Hawaii. He's a veteran performer at Portlands' Rose Festival and the Oregon State fair. He is also available for private parties, weddings, etc.



Here's a copy of Doc's play list:


Doc Michaels

Play List

   Addicted to Love                                                                            Robert Palmer

      After Midnight                                                                               Eric Clapton

   All Along the Watchtower                                                             Jimi Hendrix

           Amy                                                                                                Pure Prairie League

              Angie                                                                                              Simon&Garfunkle

    Baby Please Don’t Go                                                                   Muddy Waters

         Bad to the Bone                                                                             George Thorogood

          Black Mountainside                                                                       Led Zeppelin

Black Queen                                                                                   Steven Stills

          Black Velvet                                                                                   Alannah Myles

          Born in Chicago                                                                             Howlin’ Wolf         

Born Under a Bad Sign                                                                  Cream

Born to be Wild                                                                              Steppenwolf

Bring it on Home                                                                            Sam Cooke

Brown Eyed Girl                                                                            Van Morrison

         Brown Sugar                                                                                  The Rolling Stones

Call the Doctor                                                                              J.J. Cale

     Can’t You See                                                                               Marshall Tucker

CC Ryder                                                                                      Mitch Rider

Chain Lightnin’                                                                             Steely Dan

Close Your Eyes                                                                           James Taylor

Cold, Cold Feelin’                                                                        J. Johnson

Cold Hearted Woman                                                                  Doc Michaels

Crossfire                                                                                       Stevie Ray Vaughn

Crossroads                                                                                   Eric Clapton

Dance, Dance, Dance                                                                   Steve Miller

Desperado                                                                                     Eagles

Dock of the Bay                                                                            Otis Redding

Don’t Go To Strangers                                                                J.J. Cale

Dreamer                                                                                       Doc Michaels

Drift Away                                                                                    Dobie Gray

Eight Miles High                                                                          The Byrds

Everybody’s Got the Blues                                                          James Taylor

FM                                                                                                Steely Dan

Friend of the Devil                                                                       Grateful Dead

Get Back                                                                                      The Beatles

Get Out My Life, Woman                                                            Butterfield Blues

Give Me 3 Steps                                                                           Lynyrd Skynyrd

Good Clean Fun                                                                          Allman Brothers

Good Day Sunshine                                                                     The Beatles

Got to Get You in to My Life                                                      The Beatles

Gotta Keep Rollin’                                                                       Eddie Rabbit

Green Onions                                                                               Booker T&MG’s

Handy                                                                                           Wishbone Ash

Heartbreak Hotel                                                                          Elvis

Hey Baby                                                                                       Ted Nugent

Holdin’ Back the Years                                                                 Simply Red

Hold On                                                                                         Santana

Hold On Loosly                                                                             38 Special

Honky Tonk Woman                                                                    Rolling Stones

Home At Last                                                                                Steely Dan

House of the Rising Sun                                                               The Animals

How Blue Can You Get?                                                              B.B. King

I Can’t Find My Way Home                                                        Steve Winwood

I’m Goin’ up the Country                                                             Canned Heat

I’m a Man                                                                                     Spencer Davis

I Still Got the Blues for You                                                         Jay Moore

It Ain’t Over Yet                                                                           Allman Brothers

It’s Gotta be Rock ‘n Roll Music                                                 The Beatles

I’m Tired of Bein’ Blue                                                                 Savoy Brown

I’m Your Captain                                                                          Grand Funk RR

I’m Tore Down                                                                              Eric Clapton

Jumpin’ Jack Flash                                                                       The Rolling Stones

Johnny B. Goode                                                                           Chuck Berry

Kansas City                                                                                   Wilbur Harrison

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door                                                          Bob Dylan

Landslide                                                                                        Fleetwood Mac

Lay Down Sally                                                                              Eric Clapton

Layla                                                                                              Eric Clapton

Let it Grow                                                                                   Eric Clapton

Let Me Love You, Baby                                                             Stevie Ray Vaughn

Long Legged Woman                                                                  Doc Michaels

Love Me 2 Times                                                                          The Doors

Love Struck                                                                                   Doc Michaels

Love the One You’re With                                                          Steven Stills

Margaritaville                                                                                Jimmy Buffett

Matchbox                                                                                       Howlin’ Wolf

Midnight Rider                                                                              Allman Brothers

Miss Sun                                                                                         Boz Skaggs

Moon Dance                                                                                  Van Morrison

Move it on Over                                                                            George Thorogood

Mr. Spaceman                                                                               The Byrds

Mustang Sally                                                                                Booker T&MG’s

Norwegian Wood                                                                          The Beatles

Not Fade Away                                                                             Rolling Stones

Oh Darlin’                                                                                      The Beatles

Old Time Rock & Roll                                                                  Bob Seger

One More Mile                                                                              Muddy Waters

One Way Out                                                                                 Allman Brothers

Pretty Woman                                                                               Roy Orbison

Pride & Joy                                                                                    Stevie Ray Vaughn

Proud Mary                                                                                    Creedence

Pretzel Logic                                                                                  Steely Dan

Rainy Day Blues                                                                            Doc Michaels

Raviole                                                                                           Audience

Red House Blues                                                                           Jimi Hendrix

Reelin’ in the Years                                                                      Steely Dan

Riders on the Storm                                                                     The Doors

Right Place, Wrong Time                                                            Dr. John

Rocky Raccoon                                                                            The Beatles

Roll Over Beethoven                                                                   The Beatles

Ruby, Ruby                                                                                    Donald Fagan

Season of the Witch                                                                     Mike Bloomfield

Sharp Dressed Man                                                                     Z.Z. Top

She Gets Lonely                                                                           Doc Michaels

She’s Not There                                                                           The Zombies

Sing ‘n Call                                                                                   Steve Stills

Snake Man                                                                                   The Doobie Brothers

Spooky                                                                                          Atlanta Rhythm Section

Steam Roller Blues                                                                      James Taylor

Stormy Monday                                                                           T-Bone Walker

Stone Free                                                                                    Jimi Hendrix

Summer Time                                                                              Heyward&Gershwin

Summer in the City                                                                     The Lovin’ Spoonful

Sunday Night, pt 2.                                                                      Doc Michaels

Take it Easy                                                                                  Eagles

Takin’ Care of Business                                                              B.T.O.

Tequila                                                                                          The Champs

The Breeze                                                                                   J.J. Cale

The Core                                                                                       Eric Clapton

The Letter                                                                                    Joe Cocker

The Stake                                                                                     Steve Miller

The Old Man Down The Road                                                  C.C.R.

The Thrill is Gone                                                                        B.B. King

Tobacco Road                                                                              Traditional

Tryin’ to reach You                                                                     Doc Michaels

Tush                                                                                                Z.Z. Top

Uptown                                                                                          Doc Michaels

Vahevela                                                                                       Loggins&Messina

Volcano                                                                                         Jimmy Buffett

Walkin’ Blues                                                                               Muddy Waters  

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place                                              The Animals

What’s Your Name?                                                                    Lynyrd Skynyrd

Willin’                                                                                             Little Feat

Wonderful Tonight                                                                       Eric Clapton

World Turnin’                                                                               Fleetwood Mac 

You Can Leave Your Hat On                                                    Joe Cocker

You Got My Number                                                                   Doc Michaels

You Got It                                                                                      Roy Orbison

     Your Mama Don’t Dance                                                            Loggins&Messina                                      


When Doc learns a tune to add to his performance list, he memorizes the piano, bass, guitar, drums, and lyrics. For his performances, he records all the instruments on a digital multi track recording system to be his "band". On top of his background tracks, he plays guitar or keyboards and sings. During his performance, he often plays some tunes "unplugged" on acoustic guitar or piano, without the background tracks. He mixes up the selections pretty well, so you don't know what he'll play next.         Michael A. Condon, publicist


Check out Doc's book "The Solo Performer". Learn how to put your act together and take it on the road! What's so great about this book? Doc tells you step by step how to put your act together, target the venues, get the gigs, promote the gigs, and make money! Learn how to set up your sound system, lights, and stage. Learn about press releases, contracts, booking agents, and much, much more! You can email Doc if you have questions about anything in his book and he will answer! How cool is that!? In the book, he refers to this web site for ideas and examples. Check it out!  Only $4.99! This book is also available at in Kindle format.

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