Coyoty Moon

Coyote Moon

  Coyote Moon is a six-piece band featuring four vocalists and one of western Canada’s best guitarists, Dave Hamilton. Formed in 1994 to act as the house band of one of Calgary’s successful entertainment clubs, the Bow Valley Music Club, Coyote Moon was soon responding to requests to play for weddings and special events.

Song List

Against The Wind
Ashes Of Love
Bad Moon Rising
Blue Bayou
Blue Suede Shoes
Break Up Song
Brown-Eyed Girl
Bye Bye Love
Changes In Latitude
Could I Have This Dance
Cowboy Sweetheart
Devil Woman
Dream Dream Dream
Dream Lover
Except For Monday
5 Days In May
5 O’clock World
8675309 Jenny Jenny
Folsom Prison Blues
Guitar Boogie  
Johnny B Good
Have I Told You Lately
Heart Of Gold
His Latest Flame
Hot-Rod Lincoln
I Fell In Love
I Just Want To Dance
I Know A Heartache
I’m A Believer
I’m Into Something Good
Jaded Lover
Johnny B Good
La Bamba
Lay Down Sally
(The) Letter
Little Honda
Louie Louie
Love Is All Around
Love Me Like A Man
Love Potion # 9
Mama Knows The Highway
More Of Your Love
My Baby Thinks He’s A Train
Needles & Pins
(The) Night Before
Old Time Rock & Roll
Past The Point Of Rescue
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Poor Poor Pitiful Me 
Peter Gunn
Pretty Woman
Pride And Joy
Return To Sender 
Rockin’ Robin 
Runaround Sue
Sea Of Heartbreak
Secret Agent Man
She’s Just My Style
Sister Golden Hair
6 Days On The Road
Small Town Sat. Night 
Some Day Soon
Splish Splash
That’s Alright Mama
Then I Kissed Her
Things We Said Today
This Boy
Til You Love Somebody
Wake Up Little Susie
Walk Don’t Run
When Will I Be Loved      
Werewolves Of London
Woolly Bully
You Got It
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl


   Beginning with the rock and roll of the fifties and sixties, the band continues to evolve its presentation to include songs from the seventies through to the present. Included are some great original tunes (two band members have recently released individual CD’s). The band provides an entertaining package of country, blues, pop, and western swing that captures the dancing spirit in party goers from twenty-five to seventy-five.
          So whether it is summer and Stampede time, Valentine’s Day, a spring-time block party or a New Year’s Eve celebration, Coyote Moon is a band for all seasons.
Here are some comments : “Coyote Moon has all it takes to bring any crowd alive! They are easy to listen to, fun to dance to and their rapport with the audience is outstanding”.  Dauna Geddes, Sojourners Camp Society.

“We love Coyote Moon, ‘House band Extraordinaire’! We rocked in the 2002  New Year’s eve with Coyote Moon and never stopped dancing. When’s the next dance? - let’s not wait ‘til New Years.” Allan R. Kimmel, Organizer of New Year’s Dinner/Dance.

“Coyote Moon is Calgary’s Musical Icon. Humour and song combining the clarity of voice and insightful wit that reflects the music of the 60's!” Tom Gougeon.

                   “Great dance band - full of fun and a great mix of songs.” Susan Huth

“Great music for our Valentine’s Dance: full of spirit, very enjoyable - highly recommended”. Steve MacInnis, HOBGI (Insurance Adjusters Organization)

The BVMC is very fortunate to have a great house band Coyote Moon who open and host all of our shows in fine fashion. In terms of musical style we are never sure of what to expect with folk, western, blues and good old rock 'n roll thrown in!! Whatever the musical genre they are sure to entertain.

The members of Coyote Moon are Larry Taylor, Georgina Skebo, Mike Dunlop, Rob Widdowson, John Clarke and Dave Hamilton (left to right on photo).

John Clarke, piano and vocals has released a CD of his original songs. John's CD is "Miles On My Heart" and was released in 1999. John, who has yet to have a bad hair day, is known for his great original songs about sailing, riding buses and horses. John tells more jokes during one show than most of us tell in a year!! And is always ready to help the guitar players tune their instruments on stage!

Mike Dunlop, drummer man, is sadly trapped in sixties music, and is the bands true aficionado of rock and roll music and other assorted trivia. To date, Mike has not seen a good reason to move beyond that "60's sound", however will oblige the band at great coaxing from time to time. Likes to stick with his sticks but often must stick with his brushes (inside joke).

Dave Hamilton not only plays the guitar, he is a master of the guitar. Dave has only won the "Alberta Instrumentalist of the Year" award 3 times. Likes to throw in the odd 60's Ventures instrumental (which Mike really likes). So Walk Don't Run to see Dave hit the strings at our concerts and don't Sleepwalk or you will be disappointed. Dave is also actively involved in studio production for many artists and can be reached at Hamiltone Productions at

Georgina Skebo provides great vocals and is the bands resident, self described "blonde chic" and yodeler, which may prove useful on that yet to be announced tour of the Swiss Alps! Her renditions of great western tunes like Night Rider's Lament or Cowboy Sweetheart are truly spell binding. Not to mention that Nancy Sinatra classic, These Boots are Made for Walking!

Larry Taylor plays guitar and bass and usually is the Master of Ceremonies for the shows. Since discovering chamois, his guitar and bass playing have never looked back!

Rob Widdowson also provides great vocals along with guitar/bass playing. Rob has released two recordings of his original songs. Rob's most recent CD being "Slightly Older, Barely Wiser" which is apt and was released in 2002. A man of many voices, impressions and great shirts.


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