There is no way to prepare for an All-Request show.
Here are some of the moments that have been filmed at various performances Click on the blue link at the bottom of the song you'd like to see.
Thanks to all who have submitted Video! Please note: Bat's performances are filmed by dozens of people EVERY NIGHT; these videos could be shot ANYWHERE, BY ANYONE, AND OF ANY DEGREE OF AUDIO & VIDEO QUALITY. The purpose of gathering them together is to make them easy to find, and to show the range and versatility of Bat's Performance, and NOT to be a representation of recording or video quality. Most of these films are gathered from Youtube.
Note: The date indicates the posting date, not the performance date. Disclaimer: These songs have been requested by the audience- they have not been rehearsed, and are 100% improvised upon request. There are mistakes in the performances, and one never knows when when they are being filmed!!!
There is no way to rehearse for an all request performance.
Bat gets a little help from the happy folks at Western Trails Ranch in Morristown AZ.
Original tune "Last stand In Texas" This is the first movement from one of Bat's Signature Guitar pieces.
This is the new Original music Video for the song "Turtle Island" from the cd "Waiting for Zavala." It is not a cover tune. This song is the biggest hit on internet radio worldwide from Bat's first solo album.
This Video- "Just You & Me" is an Original BAT song, taped during a live performance. This is not a cover song. It is available on itunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Spotify.This Video- "The Two Of Us" is an ORIGINAL VIDEO, not a cover. It is from the CD "Waiting For Zavala" available on itunes and Amazon.com.
wheresbat on Feb 24, 2012 // The audience at the Tower Lounge in Artesia, NM sing Bat a Medley of Queen tunes. The best show at the Tower, ever. These people covered everything from Andy Williams, to Leo Kottke, Metallica and Toby Keith. It was a roller-coaster night, and a FABULOUS staff made the evening terrific! Bohemian Rhapsody wheresbat on Feb 4th 2012// Bat is overwhelmingly out-sung by the audience on the patio at Iguana Mack's in Chandler AZ. There is a guest helping out too, but the audience clearly has the reins this time around. It was a very cold outdoor show with patio heaters, and certainly not the ideal climate for a guitar show, but there is some pretty flashy guitar-work going on despite the low temperatures and painful fingers. wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / Here is just a snippet of "Dueling Banjos," showing the audience participation. It is not only Bat's guitar skill that audiences love, it's the interaction with the crowd, no matter wht he's playing. This was shot at the Irish Wolfhound Pub in Surprise AZ, a suburb of Phoenix.
wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / No Sing-along here. Bat performs "Paint it Black" by the Stones in downtown Dallas TX at the end of a fantastic night. This clip showcases Bat's musical skill.wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / Do you think that EVERYONE in the world knows the words to Elvis songs? If you said yes, you're right- and here the audience easily out-sings Bat in a version of "All Shook Up" by the King. This was filmed in New Mexico with the Elks.
wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / When the requests are flying, the best way to cover them is to medley lots of them together. This Medley covers a lot of different styles, and of course, Bat finds himself out-sung by the folks in Amarillo, TX. The medley features "Gimme Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Life is a Highway," by Tom Cochrane & Rascal Flatts, "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police.
wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / Here is perfect evidence of how crazy an all-request show can get. The requests are flying, the heckling from the audience is constant, and the fun is unstoppable. This is Bat on Fire and his his Batty best. The songs include "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night and Drivin' My Life Away by Eddie Rabbit.http://youtu.be/9LOwWwrWTIg wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011 / Well, you guessed it. . . Bat is completely out-sang, and out-classed by the audience at the Cedar Creek Country Club in Mabank, Tx, outside of Dallas. This was the third of three capacity crowds at the fantastic and elegant Club, and the folks in attendance were PRIMED. Later in the evening, Bat was joined onstage by Chef Chris himself!
wheresbat on Dec 12, 2011/ Bat is joined by dear friend Mary Schroenghamer in an off the deep end performance of the Mnah-Mnah Song from Sesame Street. This video appears to have been shot in Colorado during a bike-rally attended by American Legion Riders.wheresbat | January 11, 2011 -When the gloves are off, the audience lets you know! Here the crowd at The City Tavern takes off with the theme song from Sesame Street. The whole performance was just like this; Bat would start a song, and the crowd would simply take over. This video was shot in Downtown Dallas, Texas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsMrNxSwiA
wheresbat | January 31, 2011 | Bat Performing the very involved guitar piece "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams at the Elks Lodge in Artesia, NM. What you CAN'T see in the video is the other guitarists in the audience giving Bat the "finger" directly in front of the stage when he starts playing the hard part of the song with the guitar behind his head! It was a VERY fun evening with great folks.
wheresbat | January 19, 2011 -It doesn't happen too often when an unannounced guest sits in and blows Bat away. This time lightning struck in the form of Kristi Mattison, lead singer for the Walton Stout Band. The tune is "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles and Kristi tears it up! This video was shot on Dec. 25th at Little Pete's in Flowermound, TX. wheresbat | January 17, 2011- The audience requests always turn to the Eagles. This time it's a song that Bat can really sink his teeth into! This video was shot in Taos, NM wheresbat | January 12, 2011- Bat gets out-sung, and out-danced by the Veterans at American Legion Post 62 in Peoria, Arizona. The request was for "Play that Funky Music White Boy," and the folks there just ran away with it. The whole evening was full of Singing, dancing, and pure fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fYgqcuYpeg wheresbat | January 11, 2011- Bat performs an impromptu version of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" for the Vietnam Veterans at the American Legion Post in Holbrook, Arizona. It was a very fun night, and the Vets sang and danced through the whole evening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phP-NMhZu5g wheresbat | January 11, 2011- Here is a very fun little club in Grapevine, Texas, called the Back Porch. The owner, Kim, is a terrific singer, and later in the show accompanied Bat on several tunes. This film was shot during the performance of an audience request for "Fooling Yourself" (Angry Young Man) by Styx, and you can hear the audience hooting along the entire time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50GrKNGy4c wheresbat | January 11, 2011 |This film was captured at American legion Post 69 in Albuquerque, NM. The generally lively, loud, and upbeat Veterans slow down for just a minute and help Bat through a touching version of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World." There are just no people like Veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqF2pBHuTck wheresbat | January 11, 2011 |Once again, the party-people can sing louder than Bat does. This time the request was for "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell. Port Acres, the refinery area near Port Arthur & Beaumont, Texas, hosts the finest group of folks around! This film was shot at "The Place," an incredibly fun nightclub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uGFNjIBBw wheresbat | January 10, 2011 | Bat gets outsung by the audience at Butler's Martini Lounge in Amarillo, Texas, during a medley of "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Grand Funk, "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison, and "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys.
wheresbat January 11, 2011 / The Veterans in Peoria AZ, rock out to their favorite requests from the 50's in this clip at American Legion Post 62. Bat is out-sung and out-danced again by the folks who know what rock-n-roll is all about. The video features "Wooly Bully' and "Louie Louie." wheresbat Bat Performing a long encore of requested material. The requests were for Bob Marley, Aerosmith, Bad Company, and Side One of Dark Side of the Moon. Under certain conditions, Bat has been known to perform entire album-sides by various artists, this time Pink Floyd gets the nod. The songs are improvised and medley-ed together, and the performance was filmed at the Sagebrush Inn in Taos, NM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMz92jG0deQ wheresbat |
Bat Performs many Happy Birthday songs. . . here's yet another take on the birthday theme; this one taken from "Alice in Wonderland." The other song in this clip stems from "Johnny's Birthday" by George Harrison. The Video was shot at Butler's Martini Lounge in downtown Amarillo , Texas.
wheresbat | October 05, 2010
Bat performing America and Janis Joplin, (and adding a little philosophy while doing so) both by request, at a show in Cimmaron, NM. Bat is explaining how to impersonate different singers' vocal styles to a throat surgeon.
wheresbat | September 14, 2010--
You can never tell what's going to be required while doing an all request show.
This film was shot at the Sandia Bar in Albuquerque.
Here, Bat Performs an off the cuff version of Heart's "Crazy on You" by request on a nearly black stage.
sbat | September 14, 2010--
Bat performs a mess of random Cowboy Songs by request at an outdoor show under the stars at the Hisorically Famous and Famously Haunted St. James Hotel in Cimmaron. The impromtu medley includes Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, and ends with a take on "Dueling Banjos."
wheresbat | September 14, 2010--
Bat is often asked to sing happy birthday. Every day. All the time. Over and over. Night after night. Repeatedly. Without fail. Ad Nauseum. Again and Again. And after singing a birthday song, someone will come up and say "Hey, it's also Bill's birthday, can you sing happy birthday to him too?" And so on and so on.
wheresbat | September 13, 2010--Bat Performs a surprise request of "
Locomotive Breath" by
Jethro Tull during a night full of odd requests.
There is simply NO WAY to predict what will be requested during the course of the evening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ7jlk4gLBw
| September 13, 2010--
Bat gets out-sung by the audience while performing "American Girl
" and "Breakdown
" by Tom Petty.
Anything goes during an All-Request show.
| September 13, 2010 -- During a preformance of the Statler Brothers'
"Flowers on the Wal
l," Bat is interrupted by a cell phone user in the audience at the American Legion. Bat performs at American Legions and VFWs all over the USA. The interruption becomes part of the performance, and the audience out-sings Bat on the chorus.
wheresbat — June 12, 2010 — Bat gets out-sung by the audience while performing "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash for Firefighters from Bakersfield, CA, who'd come to New Mexico to battle the Sante Fe National Forest Blaze. The Firemen were very tired, but hungry, thirsty, and happy to be down off the mountain. wheresbat — June 03, 2010 — Bat gets out-sung by the audience during a performance of John Prine's "Illegal Smile" at Los Ojos Saloon in Jemez Springs. Very often Bat's audiences are louder than he is. wheresbat — June 06, 2010 — Bat is out-sung by the audience at Dominic's Italian, in El Paso, TX, during a performance of "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" and "These Eyes" by CCR and the Guess Who. The audience was primed and full of requests! wheresbat — June 01, 2010 — Bat performing Paul Simon, The Beatles, & Elton John on a very windy patio. wheresbat — June 07, 2010 — Bat gets out-sung AND out-danced by the audience at American Legion Post #4 in Deming, NM, during a performance of Charlie Pride's "Kiss an Angel Good Morning"
No doubt about it, the older generation has it all over the younger when it comes to dancing!
wheresbat — June 02, 2010 — Bat performing for Veterans at an American Legion Post. James Taylor, Allman Brothers, and Cheap Trick at a pre-Memorial Day gathering in Los Alamos.