HUNTER AND THE GATORS

Hunter & the Gators formed in 1991.   Led by keyboardist/lead vocalist Hunter Gibson, a professional musician since 1982, this group from Jackson, Mississippi, plays a wide variety of music ranging from the fifties to the present. 

Hunter has recorded three CDís as a solo artist..  In 1989, he released his debut album, ďThe Unopened Door.Ē  The title track received radio airplay throughout the South, and the album received national attention for its production.  ďFountain of Youth,Ē Hunterís second release, came out in 1993.  Its first single ďKymberlyĒ started receiving airplay on Jackson station B95.5, and within the first week, it was the fifth most requested song, competing with national hits.  His latest CD ďThe Home SessionsĒ came out in 1998.  It continues to receive local radio airplay. 

Hunter has opened for Greg Allman, Starship, Better Than Ezra, Irma Thomas, and the Radiators, and he has performed with such artists as Percy Sledge, Tom Kiefer (from Cinderella), and Fingers Taylor and Mike Utley (from Jimmy Buffettís band).

The Gators can perform either as a trio or a 6-piece band, with instrumentation including keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.  Their show is made up of Rock, Pop, Alternative, Country, Blues, and several original songs. The bandís strongest appeal is in its vocal presentation. All members of the band sing lead as well as back-up vocals. In 1999, Hunter & the Gators were nominated for a Jackson Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Group.  The Gators specialize in dance music and promise a very lively show, getting members of the audience involved and keeping them on their feet.

Song List

BRYAN ADAMS

Cuts Like a Knife

Summer of í69

 

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION

Spooky

 

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS

One Way Out

Melissa

Statesboro Blues

Stormy Monday

 

B2 K (WITH P. DIDDY)

Bump Bump Bump

 

BAD COMPANY

Youngblood

 

BARENAKED LADIES

Pinch Me

 

THE BEATLES

All My Loviní

Eight Days a Week

Twist & Shout

 

BEE GEES/ MICHAEL BOLTON

To Love Somebody

 

BETTER THAN EZRA

Extra Ordinary

Good

 

BIG & RICH

Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)

 

BLACK CROWES

Hard to Handle

She Talks to Angels

 

BLUES TRAVELER

Runaround

 

BoDEANS

Closer to Free

GARTH BROOKS

Friends in Low Places

 

JAMES BROWN

I Got You (I Feel Good)

 

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

For What Itís Worth

 

JIMMY BUFFETT

Changes in Latitudes

Margaritaville

A Pirate Looks at Forty

Volcano

 

CAMEO

Word Up

 

TRACY CHAPMAN

Give Me One Reason

 

CHEAP TRICK

I Want You to Want Me

Surrender

 

EAGLE-EYE CHERRY

Save Tonight

 

ERIC CLAPTON

Wonderful Tonight

 

THE CLASH

Should I Stay or Should I Go

 

JOE COCKER

Feeliní Alright

You Can Leave Your Hat On

 

DAVID ALLAN COE

You Never Even Call Me by my Name

 

THE COMMODORES

Brick House

 

COUNTING CROWS

Sullivan Street

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER

Proud Mary

Susie Q

 

JIM CROCE

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

 

CROSBY STILLS & NASH

Southern Cross

 

DEAD EYE DICK

New Age Girl

 

DEF LEPPARD

Pour Some Sugar on Me

 

DISHWALLA

Counting Blue Cars

 

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Listen to the Music

Long Train Runniní

 

THE DOORS

Roadhouse Blues

 

DRIVINí and CRYINí

Straight to Hell

 

DURAN DURAN

Hungry Like the Wolf

 

BOB DYLAN

Knockiní on Heavenís Door

 

THE EAGLES

I Canít Tell You Why

Love Will Keep Us Alive

 

EARTH WIND & FIRE

Letís Groove

September

 

EDDIE FLOYD

Knock on Wood

 

THE FRAY

Over My Head (Cable Car)

 

EMF

Unbelievable

 

FATS DOMINO

Ainít That a Shame

 

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE

Stacyís Mom

 

PETER GABRIEL

Sledgehammer

 

MARVIN GAYE

Heard it Through the Grapevine

Letís Get It On

 

GEORGIA SATELLITES

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

 

HUNTER GIBSON

Various songs from his 3 CDís

 

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

Some Kind of Wonderful

 

DOBIE GRAY/ UNCLE KRACKER

Drift Away

 

HOOBASTANK

The Reason

 

INXS

New Sensation

What You Need

 

THE ISLEY BROTHERS

Shout

 

BILLY JOEL

You May Be Right

 

RICK JAMES

Superfreak

 

ELTON JOHN

Bennie & the Jets

Crocodile Rock

Love Song

 

K.C. and the SUNSHINE BAND

Boogie Shoes

Get Down Tonight

Shake Your Booty

Thatís the Way (I Like It)

 

KEANE

Bend and Break

Everybodyís Changing

 

TOBY KEITH

Stays in Mexico

 

BEN E. KING

Stand By Me

 

KISS

Beth

 

KOOL & the GANG

Celebration

 

LENNY KRAVITZ

Fly Away

 

LaROUX

New Orleans Ladies

 

JERRY LEE LEWIS

Great Balls of Fire

 

JIMMY EAT WORLD

The Middle

 

LITTLE FEAT

Dixie Chicken

 

LOGGINS & MESSINA

Your Mama Donít Dance

 

LOS LONELY BOYS

Heaven

More Than Love

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Sweet Home Alabama

 

MAROON 5

Harder to Breathe

Sunday Morning

 

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Crash Into Me

What Would You Say

 

JOHN MAYER

Bigger Than My Body

No Such Thing

Why Georgia

Your Body is a Wonderland

 

CURTIS MAYFIELD

Itís Alright (Have a Good Time)

 

THE McCOYS

Hang On, Sloopy

 

DELBERT McCLINTON

Monkey Around

Shaky Ground

 

TIM McGRAW

Live Like You Were Dyiní

When the Stars Go Blue

 

JOHN MELLENCAMP

Jack & Dianne

Pink Houses

Wild Night

 

STEVE MILLER BAND

The Joker

 

MODERN ENGLISH

I Melt With You

 

THE MONKEES/ SMASHMOUTH

Iím a Believer

 

VAN MORRISON

Brown-eyed Girl

Domino

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Into the Mystic

Moondance

Tupelo Honey

 

JASON MRAZ

The Remedy (I Wonít Worry)

 

NELLY

Hot in Herre

 

NO DOUBT

Hella Good (Keep on Danciní)

 

THE OUTFIELD

Your Love

 

TOM PETTY

Mary Janeís Last Dance

You Wreck Me

 

WILSON PICKETT

Land of 1,000 Dances

Mustang Sally

 

POISON

Every Rose Has its Thorn

 

THE POLICE

Every Breath You Take

 

ELVIS PRESLEY

All Shook Up

Blue Suede Shoes

Donít Be Cruel

Hound Dog

I Canít Help Falling in Love With You

Jailhouse Rock

Suspicious Minds

 

PRINCE

1999

Purple Rain

 

THE PROCLAIMERS

Iím Gonna Be (500 Miles)

 

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

Amie

 

QUEEN

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

RASCAL FLATTS

Life is a Highway

 

OTIS REDDING

Dock of the Bay

 

REM

Losing My Religion

Man on the Moon

 

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Unchained Melody

Youíve Lost That Loving Feeling

 

THE ROLLING STONES

Honky Tonk Women

Jumping Jack Flash

Satisfaction

You Canít Always Get What You Want

 

THE ROMANTICS

What I Like About You

 

SALIVA

Rest in Pieces

 

SAM AND DAVE

Hold On, Iím Coming

Soul Man

 

SAM THE SHAM & the PHARAOHS

Wooly Bully 

 

SANTANA

Black Magic Woman

Smooth (with Rob Thomas)

 

BOB SEGER

Night Moves

Old Time Rock and Roll

 

PAUL SIMON

Late in the Evening  

Call Me Al

 

SISTER HAZEL

All For You

 

PERCY SLEDGE

When a Man Loves a Woman

 

SMASHMOUTH

Walkiní on the Sun

 

RICK SPRINGFIELD

Jessieís Girl

 

STEPPENWOLF

Magic Carpet Ride

 

CAT STEVENS

Another Saturday Night

 

THE STRAY CATS

Rock This Town

 

SUGAR RAY/ JOE JACKSON

Is She Really Going Out With Him

 

THE TEMPTATIONS

Ainít Too Proud to Beg

My Girl

 

THIRD EYE BLIND

Semi-charmed Life

 

ROB THOMAS

Lonely No More

 

THREE DOG NIGHT

Joy to the World

 

3 DOORS DOWN

Here Without You

 

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

All I Want

 

TONE LOC

Wild Thing

 

TONIC

If You Could Only See

 

TRAIN

Calling All Angels

Drops of Jupiter

Meet Virginia

 

THE TROGGS

Wild Thing

 

TOMMY TUTONE

Jenny Jenny (867-5309)

 

KEITH URBAN

Youíll Think of Me

 

U2

Mysterious Ways

Pride (In the Name of Love)

 

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

The House is Rockiní

 

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

Y.M.C.A.

 

VIOLENT FEMMES

Blister in the Sun

 

WAR

Low Rider

 

WILD CHERRY

Play that Funky Music

 

HANK WILLIAMS, JR.

Family Tradition

Whisky Bent and Hell Bound

 

BILL WITHERS

Ainít No Sunshine

Use Me

 

STEVIE WONDER

Superstition

 

WARREN ZEVON

Werewolves of London

 

ZZ TOP

Sharp Dressed Man

 

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