COVER ME is the Ultimate "Behind the Music" style series to be based in Austin, Texas. It will feature a group of musicians and singers collectively known as "The Cover Kings."
This Musical Biography will explore some of the the greatest hit songs of our time and the artists that made them famous. Examining some 90 Iconic Artists ranging from ABBA to ZZ Top, COVER ME will relate the story of the song and the artist - and then create a modern interpretation of the material. Combining new music technology and Austin's world-class talent pool, the Cover Kings will create fresh versions of many Hit Songs from decades past and present.
The success of dozens of talent search and music reality shows – from American Idol to Glee and X-factor, clearly demonstrate a mass appeal for modern takes on former hits. Thru these shows – Billboard has Charted hundreds of new cover versions in the Top 100. Indeed, showcasing classic songs and artists are large part of the draw of these popular shows.
OUR MISSION is to inspire and be inspired by these audio gems of craftsmanship and make them vibrant once again. Part of our Unique Sound is to incorporate the infectious Beats that drive dance and rap music and still maintain a live band setting. So if you've ever been curious to hear Cat Stevens over a Jay-Z beat or what blending Sinatra and Steve Miller would sound what like – you'll love what what we like to call our “sonic makeovers.”
Our Journey seeks to blend Austin's greatest resource – the Gifted Musician - with the Classic artists they are being asked to cover. The show will also tell their personal stories. Stories played out to the greatest soundtrack ever compiled - the last 50 years of country, pop, rock, and soul music.
COVER ME will take you through the entire process - from talent auditions, to arranging the songs and choosing the instrumentation - to recording, mixing, and final editing.
You - The Web Audience will participate in many parts of the series, including opinion and interview snippets as well as voting on favorite Cover King remakes to be performed live in Austin the end of each episode. And thru our many interactive tools, you could be part of discovering and breaking the next Steve Ray Vaughn, Spoon or Dixie Chicks.
The Cover Kings intend to record 100 Cover Songs and offer them as single downloads and as a 10 Album Set. COVER ME will include 12 Video Episodes and 24 Audio Podcasts and also plans to encourage visual artists – painters, graphic artists, filmmakers - to contribute to the show.
So help us Kick Start this wonderful new venture and join us on our quest to find the essence of pop music thru the vehicle that every Artist pours heart and soul into – the SONG itself.