So here's a question, hoping to get some input. Here's kinda where I'm at; my band has been moderately successful, at least locally. We've played all over Massachusetts and into New Hampshire. Most places have been repeat venues. We are a cover band, some of you are kinda familiar with what we do based on some of my posts here. Like a lot of bands, we have our ups and downs, but mostly ups. We're that typical weekend bar band that pulls down your average $400 paycheck for a night. Give or take a little either way. We recently got a new singer, which is driving us in a different direction. Not a bad thing. But, up until now, we've been that band that does your typical classic rock (with some 80's, 90's, etc.), mostly those crowd pleasers (you know the ones). Although our fans do seem to like us, we're looking at changing up some of what we do. Hoping to become more popular and set ourselves apart from others in our area a little bit more, 'cause there's a few guys going what we do. Because of our age, our musical tastes, abilities, etc...we generally do our best work covering 80's and 90's hair metal. You know, Motley Crue, Poison, Faster Pussycat, etc. We always wanted to do more of it, but lacked a vocalist with that kind of range. Now, we have one. In fact, it's what he's best at. Ironically, years ago he used to hang around with (and sing shows with) Gary Cherone from Extreme (they lived in the same town, he knew them when they were "The Dream"). I'm kinda excited about going in this direction, I think there's a market for it. Hair metal type "stripper songs", everyone knows them. Girls love them. Especially in the places we play. Our drummer disagrees. He feels that now that we have a good singer with range, we need to diversify our setlists even more, and go with what he considers "classier" music. Go with Journey, Funkytown, other pop-rock hits of the 80's, more like what a wedding band would do. Go with more of those "couples songs", and he wants to do more ballads and "pretty music". As it stands now, we do such an eclectic mix and I think it actually does hurt us, some. What's the first question we get asked? "What kind of music do you guys do?" Right now, it's hard to answer, going from "Sharp Dressed Man" to "She Hates Me" to "Gold On The Ceiling" to "Money For Nothing" to "Crazy Train" to "Last Kiss", etc.... I know, lengthy. Basically, as a cover band, do you find audiences are more likely to enjoy what you do if it's more genre-centric, or more diverse? I've primarily played in genre-specific bands before, this is my first (successful) time playing in a band that does such an eclectic mix of tunes across so many decades, so many styles. Thanks in advance!