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Music Projects

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

My adventures, both in and out of the 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. This particular collection, the Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano, is now available as print music at the Wehrli Publications store and Amazon.com. The term “Neo-Romantic” best describes these works as they resemble the short, evocative pieces of Beethoven, Chopin or 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.

Want to hear the preludes?  Click 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.

Hot August Night


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

2016 Concerts

Feb 13: Hollywood Casino, Grantville, PA
Feb 14 – 28: Downstairs Cabaret, Rochester, NY
June 5: St. Angela Merici Festival, Brea, CA
June 18: Trilogy, Corona, CA
June 24: Concert in the Park, Laguna Hills, CA
July 6: Concert in the Park, Chino Hills, CA
July 15: Center for the Performing Arts, Covina, CA
July 21: Concert in the Park, Chino, CA
July 27: Concert in the Park, Diamond Bar, CA
July 29: Sea Cliff C.C., Huntington Beach, CA
July 31: Concert in the Park, Eagle Rock, CA
Aug 4: Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
Aug 7: Concert in the Park, Dana Point, CA
Sept 4: Concert in the Park, La Canada/Flintridge, CA
Oct 5: Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, CA
More dates to come!

2015 Concerts

Jan 6 – 22: Arizona Tour
Feb 8 – 14: Texas Tour
April 4: Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella, CA
April 12: Diamond Family Fundraiser, Calabasas, CA
April 16 – 19: El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, CA
May 7: Taste of Anaheim, CA
May 30: T.E.I. Local Festival
May 31: Laguna Niguel Community Center, Laguna Niguel, CA
June 19: Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
June 27: Winnavegas Casino, IA
July 2: Concert in the Park, Lakewood, CA
July 3: Concert in the Park, Arcadia, CA
July 5: Concert in the Park, Manhattan Beach, CA
July 30: Concert in the Park, Chino, CA
Aug 5: Concert in the Park, La Habra Heights, CA
Aug 8: Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA
Aug 22: Concert in the Park, Anaheim, CA
Aug 26 – 27: Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont, CA
Aug 28: SeaCliff Country Club, Huntington Beach, CA
Sept 2: Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, CA
Sept 4: Sun City Lincoln Hills, CA
Oct 3: La Purisima Music Festival, Orange, CA
Oct 16: Williams Center Auditorium, Oelwein, IA

Performing with Diamond Is Forever! The Neil Diamond Experience

Van Gogh’s Ear

 

Musical Tastes

 

Barry Michael Wehrli performingChopin, 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.

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