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Modern Covers for a TRIO?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    I am putting a new band together and we want to do a mix of classic and modern hits. The classic stuff is easy to come up with but I am not overly familiar with dancy modern stuff.

    Here are a few I came up with:

    Billie Jean - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kBNIL_CPcw
    Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-fA-gBCkj0
    MOVES LIKE JAGGER - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=399750810035489&set=vb.134544286572234&type=3&theater
    SINCE YOUVE BEEN GONE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBdjlz8je94
    One - U2
    Seven Nation Army
    Bad Romance - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=115611185158466&set=vb.134544286572234&type=3&theater

    Any other ideas for modern 3 piece covers?
  2. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    What kind of vocalist do you have?

    It'd be helpful to have an idea of their range and timbre.
  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    He has a John Mayer vibe, but he's open to most styles.
  4. Richland123

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    I would like my 3 piece band to learn Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys
  5. pklima

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    This thread made me realize that most of the modern stuff I've done which has gone over the best either requires a female singer or a guy who knows Spanish, Portuguese and/or Korean, but definitely do some Sean Paul. I'd start with "Temperature" or "Get Busy".
  6. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Sean Paul has terrible grammar. :D
  7. pklima

    pklima

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    LOL, yeah, and it does make his lyrics kinda hard to memorize. But it's still easier than "Gangnam Style" or "Danza Kuduro"!
  8. rusanderson

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    We are a three piece with a singer, we do Super Massive Black Hole by Muse, seems to go over well. We also do Harder to Breath by Maroon 5.

    I think you could do just about anything if you can make up fewer instruments with all three singing.
  9. the yeti

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    Forget you. Sunday morning. Mooves like jagger. Bad romance. Love game. Just dance.
  10. MadMark5

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    sex on fire is still working pretty well for us

    also that Fun song, we are young, but we have a sequence we use for the piano and whatnot.
  11. LPStephens

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    We recently added:

    Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
    Lonely Boy - Black Keys
    Gloom and Doom - Stones

    They all keep people dancing and/or singing along.
  12. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

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    Definitely Black Keys.
  13. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    +1

    We do Lonely Boy, Tighten Up, and Gold on the Ceiling. They kill
  14. StrangerDanger

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    10am Automatic, Little Black Submarines and I'll Be Your Man over here.

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