These days, Ernest performs mostly in the "elderly circuit," playing and singing 30s/40s tunes at personal care, assisted living and retirement facilities. He also performs at preschools, singing and playing songs from his new CD, "kids'songs!". He occasionally performs in the public arena, and on Sunday mornings, Ernest plays a contemporary church service. And then there's the occasional wedding or private party too.
Ernest first dove into songwriting in the late 80s. His first CD -- "Ernest S. Papay - Songwriter, Composer Musician" -- was released in 2003. This CD contains four songs and nine piano compositions. His current CD of children's songs called "kids'songs!" was released in May 2005. "kids'songs!" works great with preschool and early elementary ages.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Wiener Dog
2. Playground (Up and Down)
3. Rat Race
4. Let's Play Ball!
5. The Leaves Fall in Fall
6. We're All Back in School
7. I Love You Too
9. Truck Driver
10. It's Rainin' Today
11. The Ghosts Are Out Tonight!
12. I'm Dancin'
13. Ridin' on My Bike
14. Dad's Sled
15. Let's Eat!
16. Ridin' on the Turnpike
17. Wiener Dog (karaoke version)
18. Playground (Up and Down) (karaoke version)
19. Rat Race (karaoke version)
20. Let's Play Ball! (karaoke version)
21. The Leaves Fall in Fall (karaoke version)
22. We're All Back in School (karaoke version)
23. I Love You Too (karaoke version)
24. Vacation (karaoke version)
25. Truck Driver (karaoke version)
26. It's Rainin' Today (karaoke version)
27. The Ghosts Are Out Tonight! (karaoke version)
28. I'm Dancin' (karaoke version)
29. Ridin' on My Bike (karaoke version)
30. Dad's Sled (karaoke version)
31. Let's Eat! (karaoke version)
32. Ridin' on the Turnpike (karaoke verion)