Music Projects

Barry and Ty Dennis performing with Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond - Wehrli Music Studio.
Wehrli Music StudioBarry at the Piano - Wehrli Music Studio

 My adventures in and out of the Wehrli Music Studio…

My adventures in and out of the Wehrli Music Studio…

Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano (CD and Print)

Over the years, I have been writing expressive character pieces for solo piano. The Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano is a collection of “Neo-Romantic” works which resemble the short, evocative pieces of Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy, but possess elements of later styles such as new-age, jazz and avant-garde. The first prelude was composed shortly after the new millennium with the 15th and final prelude completed on October 8, 2013. The print music is available at the Wehrli Publications Store and The recordings are available at the Wehrli Publications Store as well as Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, and others.  To hear the preludes, scroll down to “Hear the Book of Preludes CD!” HERE.

Jazz-Fusion Compositions

 One of my favorite activities has been writing contemporary jazz-fusion works arranged for keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Thanks to the many years of exposure to such instruments, I was able to conceive, perform or program virtually every sound in these recordings. Seven excerpts are presented below.

Music Collaborations

Barry Wise
Barry Wise
Deedee O’ Malley
Deedee O’ Malley

Studio City Lifestyle Magazine publisher Barry Wise is also a poet/songwriter and loves to have his lyrics and melodies turned into musical tracks. One of my longest music collaborations has been with Barry, taking his musical sketches from concept to completion. “I have known Barry Wehrli for years and love working with him” says Wise.

“We have also worked and recorded with award-winning singer/songwriter Deedee O’Malley.” A 3-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner, Deedee has shared the stage with LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, and Glen Campbell and is another favorite music collaboration. Her songs have been licensed over the years to hit shows and she has been the featured vocalist on many commercials. Occasionally, Wise’s brother-in-law, Bernie Reed, joins us to sing or produce songs of his own. Hear these artists below. wehrli music studio

Forever Rod: A Tribute to Classic Rod Stewart

In early 2018, I joined the Rod Stewart tribute Forever Rod.
Here is footage from our sold-out concert at the Historic Hemet Theater.

2018 Concerts with Forever Rod

Jan 14: San Manuel Casino, Highland, CA
Jan 27: Historic Hemet Theatre, Hemet, CA
Mar 18: Goebel Community Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
June 22: Lake Arrowhead Village Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA
July 21: Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, Camarillo, CA
Aug 24: The Canyon, Agoura, CA
More dates to come!

Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Since 2006, I have played keyboards in the Neil Diamond tribute Hot August Night.
Here is footage from a sold-out concert at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano.

2018 Concerts with Hot August Night

Apr 27: Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
July 13: Laguna Hills, CA (Private Event)
July 29: Concert in the Park, Woodland Hills, CA
Aug 7: Concert in the Park, Puente Hills, CA
Aug 26: Concert in the Park, La Canada, CA
More dates to come!

Diamond Is Forever! The Neil Diamond Experience

Van Gogh’s Ear

Musical Tastes

Chopin, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Domenico Scarlatti, Handel, Liszt, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Van Halen, Rush, Genesis, Tom Petty, Queen, Foreigner, Toto, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Terry Trotter, Alan Broadbent, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Scott Henderson, Scott Joplin, Dr.John, Otis Spann, Pete Johnson, “Big Joe” Turner. wehrli music studio

Barry Michael Wehrli performing