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Looking for an upbeat, quick to learn tune for a female vocalist....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 9mmMike, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member


    We have a gig coming up in a few weeks and one of the band members has submitted Rhiannon as a potential tune for us.
    I would really like to drop it but I need another tune for a female vocalist that the entire band can learn quickly, two or three rehearsals to go...

    Any ideas?


  2. catyak


    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Brass in Pocket
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  4. SnakeKappele


    Sep 20, 2010

    No Sleep Tonight by The Faders

    Ghost by Fefe Dobson

    Blue Kiss by Jane Wiedlin

    The Way It Is by Nicole Atkins

    Nothing In This World by Paris Hilton
    (Don't laugh, it's easy to learn and catchy)

    Because The Night by Patti Smith

    Gonna Be Mine by Karla Bonoff
  5. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    The Tide Is High by Blondie. Fun to play bass on.
  6. Greyfin10

    Greyfin10 Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    Panama City, FL
    Not sure they'd qualify as upbeat, but two we've had luck with are Voices Carry (Til Tuesday) and Only the Lonely (The Motels).

  7. "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fire" are always awesome with a female vocalist, especially if she can wail like Tia Carerre in "Wayne's World" :)

    "My Generation" would be awesome, as well.
  8. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    'Hello' by Tristan Prettyman.

    My band plays that, but in a slightly different version - I find the original doesn't groove as much, but if you know what you're doing, that one is a blast to play.
  9. Gogos "Our Lips are Sealed"

    4 Non Blondes "What's Going On"
  10. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Central New Jersey
    "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves
  11. Walking on sunshine, We got the Beat, One way or another, I hate myself for loving you,
  12. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Thanks everyone. I'll check these out and see if I can get any traction.

    This place just rocks!
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    "You and your hand" goes over good.

    So does "I hate myself for loving you"
  14. jbalou02


    Mar 8, 2010
    Middle of the Road - Pretenders
    Bitch - Merideth Brooks
    I Hate Myself - Joan Jett
    Gimmi One Reason - Tracy Chapman
  15. IncX


    Jul 23, 2007
    almost all of avril lavigne's songs
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