1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Cover band...slow song ideas?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by invader3k, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. We have a standard three piece cover band (drums, bass, guitar/singer). We play a lot of rocking covers, but we would like to add a few more slow "dance" songs to our repertoire, in order to hopefully start doing more private party gigs down the line. Any song ideas from anyone? Our singer doesn't have very fantastic range, so stuff like Journey isn't going to work out. We are working on "With or Without You" right now, just to give you an idea of the stuff we're going for. I would rather stay away from the really cliche stuff like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Fall to pieces by Velvet Revolver goes over very well

    Lips of an angel

    You and me

    The ubiquitous Wonderful tonight...............
  3. If you have a pianist, Faithfully and Open Arms by Journey. I played piano in a Journey tribute band for a while, and those two go over great.
  4. Thanks, but maybe you overlooked this in my first post: Our singer doesn't have very fantastic range, so stuff like Journey isn't going to work out. And, unfortunately, we don't have any keys in our band. I'd love to have a keyboard/piano player, but we're in a fairly small town, so available key players are pretty scarce.
  5. Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones.
  6. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    the reason - hoobastank
  7. mward69


    Jan 20, 2007
    Conyers, GA
    Poison, Every Rose. Works EVERY TIME here in GA.
    Bump with Lips of an Angel
  8. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    Drops of Jupiter - Train
    How You Remind Me - Nickleback eeeesh !
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    My band plays:

    Lips of An Angel - Hinder
    Waiting for the World to Chance - John Mayer
    Make me do Anything you Want - Foot in Cold Water

    3 slow songs is enough for me.

    We also do Some Kinda Wonderful, Angel of Harlem which are kinda slow.
  10. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    for the singer with no range.....The Price- Twisted Sister
    Eddie Money comes to mind, Pearl Jam, Metallica, most newer bands have limited vocalists.
  11. Two out of three aint bad - Meatloaf

    Is that in your singers range?
  12. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Time of Your Life, Green Day -- so easy my grandmother, my cat, and my baby girl could cover it as a trio.
  13. * "Best of My Love", Eagles
    * "Have I Told You Lately", Rod Stewart/Van Morrison
    * "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing", Aerosmith
    * "Let's Get It On", Marvin Gaye
    * "Alison (My Aim Is True)", Elvis Costello

    and as much as I hate this song, lots of people like it...
    * "Lady In Red", Chris de Burgh

    Obviously, if some of these are not in your singer's range, trying lowering the key a step.
  14. Qvist


    Jul 20, 2007
    Have I told you lately makes girls want you SO BADLY!!
  15. Hot, Blue & Righteous - ZZ Top
  16. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'll float some of them at our next practice.
  17. You're Mine - Ritchie Valens - Gets the chicks everytime.
  18. I also remembered: Goo Goo Dolls are a trio, and they've had a few popular ballads -- "Iris", their new one "Before It's Too Late", etc.
  19. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    One of my former bands now plays Radiohead's "Creep," which is apparently very well received.
  20. amistybleu


    Jan 15, 2006
    Thornton, CO
    3 Doors Down: Be Like That

    This is a great song and requires a basic vocal ability:bassist:

Share This Page