Music with Mike

Hi there, I'm Mike Garbutt, AKA, "The Riff Vandal" and I've been performing either solo or as part of "The Riff Vandals" for many years in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

In the past, I've performed concerts as a volunteer singer/guitarist/entertainer on a regular basis at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre, St. Norbert Nursing Home, Siloam Mission as well as at the St. Amant Centre, and more.

Nowadays I'm looking to perform smaller, more intimate venues such as house concerts and group homes that enjoy the tunes below.

For bookings please contact me on Facebook or

Set List

The songs I perform will be chosen from the lists below and will depend upon the occasion. For the most part, my public performances comprise of standards and hits from the 20's through 70's, with a sprinkling of my own tunes. I also perform a Christmas concert set. My live performances are dynamic yet sensitive, run for about two hours (including breaks), and are guaranteed to raise a pulse.

  • All Of Me Billy Holiday
  • Any Road George Harrison
  • Baby I Miss You Mike Garbutt
  • Bad Moon Rising CCR
  • Beer Barrel Polka Folk Song
  • Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
  • Blue Moon  Traditional
  • Bonni Banks O' Lock Lomond Scots Song
  • Bring Me Sunshine Morcambe And Wise
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel
  • Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
  • Call Me Chris Montez
  • Cheek To Cheek Frank Sinatra
  • Colors Donovan
  • Country Roads  John Denver
  • Daydream Believer Monkees
  • Diana Paul Anka
  • Dixie Mike Garbutt
  • Dream Lover Bobby Darin
  • Dreamers Holiday Frank Sinatra
  • Enjoy Yourself Guy Lombardo
  • Everybody's Somebody's Fool Connie Francis
  • Everyday Buddy Holly
  • Feelin' Groovy Paul Simon
  • Fields Of Gold Eva Cassidy / Sting
  • Fly Me Home Again Mike Garbutt
  • Fly Me To The Moon Tony Bennet
  • Going To The Zoo Tom Paxton
  • He Went To Paris Jimmy Buffet
  • Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson
  • Hey Good Looking Hank Williams
  • How Do You Do It Gerry And The Pacemakers
  • I Can See Clearly Now Lee Towers
  • I Don't Know Why My Love Grows Mike Garbutt
  • I Feel Fine Beatles
  • I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
  • I'm A Believer Neil Diamond
  • I'm Into Something Good Herman's Hermits
  • I've Been Working on the Railroad Traditional
  • If I Had A Hammer Pete Seger
  • If I Were A Carpenter Bobby Darin
  • Imagine John Lennon
  • In A Song Jim Croce
  • In The Mood Joe Garland
  • It Doesn't Matter Anymore Buddy Holly
  • It's A Long Way To Tipperary Jack Judge And Harry Williams
  • It's Now or Never Elvis Presley
  • Jamaica Fairwell Harry Bellafonte
  • Jambalaya Hank Williams
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter Paul And Mary
  • Let's Go Fly a Kits From the musical "Mary Poppins"
  • Michael Row The Boat Ashore Traditional
  • Mr. Sandman Pat Ballard
  • My Kind of Girl Mike Garbutt
  • Oh What a Beautiful Morning From the musical "Oaklahoma"
  • One Sweet Moment Mike Garbutt
  • Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
  • Paloma Blanca Hans Bouwens
  • Summer Holiday Cliff Richard
  • Summertime Numerous
  • Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
  • Teach Your Children CSNY
  • The Boat That I Row Lulu
  • The Young Ones Cliff Richard
  • Then I Kissed Her Beach Boys
  • This World Goes Round And Round Tom Paxton
  • Victoria Mike Garbutt
  • Waltzing Matilda Australian Song
  • What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
  • You Are My Sunshine Jim Davis / Charles Mitchel
  • Your Song Elton John

For bookings please contact me on Facebook or