Band Direction

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by tunewriter, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. tunewriter


    Jul 26, 2012
    We are a 5 piece male "Classic Rock" band with an additional lead female singer. That's 2 guitars, a bass, drums and Keyboards. At least 2 guys have decent lead vocal ability.

    Generally speaking, most Classic Rock bands play the same stuff and most female singers sing the same stuff. I'd like to step it up a bit and break away from "standard fare", but how? Don't want to be a tribute band but we do, both, Moody Blues and Guns and Roses, very well. What about medleys, or messing with arrangements? Anything out there on YouTube? Anyone have any experience with this issue? What did you do and how did it turn out? I'm the bass player and band leader but I still need to sell any direction I come up with to keep everyone happy.
    Thanks for any ideas you may pass along.
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    You could play B sides, but I would take it slow and see what's working with your audiences. At least where I'm at, a band like yours could stay very busy playing all the radio friendly classic rock hits.
  3. tunewriter


    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks for the input. Our problem is that most of the good rooms around here are "Agency" and we prefer not to be an Agency band. Long travels and short notice are just two reasons. We have all gone that route before in prior bands. Looking to differentiate us with quality and that's why I know we need to step it up.