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HOORAY! I have a New Year's Eve gig!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bassybill, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Just when I thought I was going to be unemployed, this one came through on Facebook - subbing with a band I've never met, and with no rehearsal. Shouldn't be too bad, though, I've played most of this stuff a fair few times before. Here's the set list, sounds fun, mostly.

    Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
    Maggie May - Rob Stewart
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse / Zutons
    Rio - Duran Duran
    Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
    Hammer To Fall - Queen medley 1
    Tie Your Mother Down - Queen medley 2
    Help - Beatles
    Jail House Rock - Elvis
    La Bamba/ Twist And Shout - Los Lobos / Beatles
    Call Me Al - Paul Simon
    Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
    Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
    This Love - Maroon 5
    Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrrd Skynrrd
    Amazed - Lonestar
    Can't Turn Loose - Otis Redding
    Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers
    The Snake - Al Wilson
    Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - Four Tops
    Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
    Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
    Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
    Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
    Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
    Soul Man - Sam and Dave
    Mustang Sally/ I Feel Good - Commitments / JB
    Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    Disco Inferno - Trammps
    I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
    Help Me Make It... - John Holt
    Wedding Day - UB40
    Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
    Monkey Man - Specials
    Uncle Sam - Madness
    Town Called Malice - Jam
    Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
    Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
    Don't Stop Believing - Journey
    Drops Of Jupiter - Train
    Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a great set list! I've got year 4 of a really nice gig at a retirement home.
  3. electracoyote

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    Wow, look at all those crowd pleasing party starters. Sounds like a really fun night for the regulars (punters?)

    We have one too (Denver, CO), we were sharing the bill (and money) with a national act (Bullet Boys), but they bailed, so it's just us (and all the money) and an eager audience for four action-packed sets. Here's what we're going with:

    Set 1

    1. My Own Worst Enemy

    2. China Grove

    3. Hard To Handle

    4. A Million Miles Away

    5. Break Up Song (NO SLOW INTRO – Let’s just bust right into it because of it’s placement)

    6. Inside Out

    7. Santeria

    8. Can’t Help Myself

    9. Come Out And Play

    10. Don't You Forget About Me

    11. Walk This Way



    Set 2

    1. I'm Yours

    2. Semi Charmed Life

    3. Kryptonite

    4. Honky Tonk Woman

    5. Footloose

    6. Centerfold

    7. Middle

    8. Sex On Fire

    9. Pour Some Sugar On Me

    10. I Want You To Want Me

    11. Holiday





    Set 3

    1. Sweet Home Alabama

    2. Play That Funky Music

    3. Just Like Heaven

    4. Blister In The Sun

    5. Faith

    6. Fight For Your Right

    7. Neon Moon

    8. Let’s Go Crazy

    9. White Wedding

    10. Save A Horse

    11. Take Me Out



    Set 4

    1. Rock This Town

    2. I Wanna Be Sedated

    3. Folsom Prison Blues

    4. Word Up

    5. I Melt With You

    6. Chasing Cars

    7. Eruption/You Really Got Me/ All Day And All The Night

    8. Somebody Told Me

    9. Paralyzer

    10. Rebel Rebel

    11. Walking On The Sun

    12. Rock And Roll All Night



    Standbyes:

    13. Everlong

    12. Flagpole Sitta
  4. SpecialBlender

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    Congratulations on the New Years gig. I've been pretty fortunate to be part of long established bands and always had New Years gigs. Booked this New Years & already have a contract for next year as well.

    This will be my 27th New Years gig (3 different bands) with my drummer & 18th (2 bands) with our lead guitarist.
  5. hibachiduck

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    Those are some damn fine setlists.
  6. bluewine

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    Cool & Congrats,

    We're playing 2 New Year Eves gigs. A 2:00-7:00 load out, travel 40 minutes to do a 9:00-1:00.

    I'm actually concerned it might be to much for me.

    Blue
  7. pnchad

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    amateur night
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    I LOVE fill-in gigs like that. It really keeps you on your toes to play with a band you never met before that night. Funny story. I did one once in a pretty little coastal town near here. It's a restaurant and a bar. I went in and couldn't find the band. So I sat down and ordered a steak. I had asked everyone who was working if they had seen the band and they all said no. About halfway through the meal the two guys at the table next to me start fussing about the late bass player.........

    We had a good laugh. We played a GREAT show. I now play a gig with them at least twice a year when they are blowing through my area.

    Enjoy your gig!
  9. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Not for that sort of money. ;)
  10. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Heh heh - nice. I love doing these sort of gigs, too, for just the reason you state. It really does keep you on your toes.
  11. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    It's not a bad list at all for this sort of gig. Okay, there's a few cringeworthy tunes in there along with the fun stuff, but I'll play whatever people want to hear if they're paying well enough.

    Tell us more about the retirement home gig, please!
  12. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah, you got some tunes in there that will really get folks up and dancing (and drinking). These sorts of gigs are actually a lot of fun.
  13. rodl2005

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    Congrats & a good fun set list!

    I've two- pretty cushy ones..

    7-10pm jazz/blues at a Restaurant 30 mins outta town - On the bay, dinner included!!

    11-2am Club in City I'll make $1200 cash !! Wish there were one NYE each quarter

    ;-)
  14. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    When Roy Wood recorded "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day", I wonder if he really meant New Year?

    Have a great holiday season's playing, folks, whatever you're doing.
  15. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    I haven't had a New Year's Eve gig since 1981. I just don't find them worth it. I'd rather enjoy my evening with my family. :D
  16. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    I'd probably enjoy the evening more with your family, too, Fred. Better than my amateur night, for sure. :D
  17. madbassplaya

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    :D

    I like the setlist. What basses are going?
  18. bassybill

    bassybill The smooth moderator... Supporting Member

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    Fretted bass for this one, as you'd probably expect from that list - my bits and pieces Warmoth body/Status neck/Nordie pups/J Retro Jazz is my number 1. I'll also take a bit of an old beater as a spare - you never know.

    Left hand bass is the fretted, on the right is the fretless:

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  19. fdeck

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    It's at a very upscale retirement community. We start at 5:30 and play in a facility that is for folks who need fairly intensive nursing care. We ring in the new year at 6:30, then move to another room in the same complex where they have a dance floor. They bring in dance teachers to dance with folks who are not 100% steady on their feet. We ring in the new year again at 8:30, and we're done. We play standards, including requests.

    It's a few blocks from my house, and all I bring is my upright -- no amp needed. The people are extremely appreciative. A lot of people retire and stay in Madison, and these folks are highly supportive of music and the arts.

    In theory, I could play another gig after this one, but such a thing hasn't materialized in the past four years. So, I don't mind getting home at 9 PM with my NYE gig money in my pocket.
  20. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    Dayum, did you do those yourself?

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