Bands with female singers?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Figjam, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My band has a female singer and we are looking for new covers to play. Anything in the rock category to funk would be fine. So..any bands? Any specific songs?
  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    Bikini Kill(might be a bit to millitant)

    The Breeders

    Some Skatalites Songs

    The Selecter

    The Pretenders

    Lucious Jackson
  3. If you wanna play songs people will know, try some of the following (if they fit your style): No Doubt, Veruca Salt, Alanis, Garbage, Cranberries, Hole, Sheryl Crow, etc...Avril, Michelle Branch, Pink and Vanessa Carlton too if you don't mind playing recent pop. Some TLC could be cool, dunno how well it would work with only one singer.

    If you guys/girl have the chops, Motown stuff could be cool...don't forget the duets either, if one of the guys can sing too (ie Marvin Gaye's version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", etc).

    Aqua's "Barbie Girl" would also be good for a laugh :p
  4. sunburstbasser


    Oct 18, 2003
    Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love." My band with a female singer did that one, it rocked!

    She was also really good at CCR and the like, try some of that if you think it would work.
  5. Pat Benetar!!! We covered Heartbreaker in my old band, and our singer was a guy!:eek:
  6. Tsunami Bomb, I know they are more.. punk-rock, but maybe they will fit into what your looking for. :)
  7. I second Pat Benetar. Either "Heartbreaker" or "Hell is for Children."
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Groove Collective - Lift Off

    Any evanescence stuff if you're into that.
  9. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    see if she can do Rush, Iron Maiden, Dio, or Journey
  10. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    We do Motels stuff, The D'Vinals, No Doubt, Janis Joplin, QuarterFlash, Alana Myles, Blondie,
    Sass Jordan, Patti Smyth, Linda Ronstadt, etc.
  11. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Nikka Costa
    Brand New Heavies
  12. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    We have a Female lead singer in our band.

    It totally sucks.

    Very limiting in the selection of appropriate covers that are recognizable to the audience.

    And even the few good one's there are, usually
    have "not-so-fun" bass lines.
  13. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Analog Missionary
    Sigur Rós ;)

    The only rock band here, really, is AM. Even they aren't straight-ahead rock. But good music can be easily adapted to different styles. (And, okay, the singer for Sigur Rós is a guy, but he may as well not be)
  14. It would be sweet if y'all pulled off some Dream Theater, or Queensryche (if you do Queensrcyhe, do the song Empire or I don'r believe in love) That'll sure get the crowds pulse pumpin.
  15. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    meshell ndgeocello (sp?)
    chaka kahn
  16. "see if she can do Rush, Iron Maiden, Dio, or Journey"

    HAHAHAHA! C'mon are you crazy? you haev to have a very great voice to do Journey, and especially Iron Maiden. Rush I can see, but Maiden, and Journey you HAVE to have a great voice to make it sound good. Of course thats what I believe.

  17. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Melt Banana
  18. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    korn rulz bros, play some korn:bassist: :D
  19. KORN! KORN!!!!!!!
    They ok, I only like one song from'em and thats "Did My Time"
  20. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    bro there are smilies.... chill