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Nightclub players - share your set list?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Nov 9, 2001.


  1. hi kids, bimp here, just wondering...

    for those of you in a nightclub/dance club cover band, would you share your setlist? - or -

    if you don't feel like typing for the next 15 minutes, how about this:

    (just name a few that get good response from the crowd)

    funky stuff (i.e. 'brick house')

    modern stuff (i.e. sugar ray 'when it's over')

    classic rock (i.e. zz top 'pearl necklace')

    thanx!!!
    :cool:
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    The first set or so will probably go like this tonight;

    - Would I Lie to You? - Eurhythmics
    - Little L - Jamiroquai (then they usually want another dose of that, so it goes right into......
    - Main Vein - Jamiroquai
    - Freakshow on the Dance Floor - Bar-Kays
    - Dressed Up to Get Messed Up - Lil Ed and the Imperials
    - Super Freak - Rick James
    - Walk the Dinosaur - Was Not Was
    - Lady Marmelade - Labelle (hasn't worn thin yet :rolleyes: )

    Different crowds, different sets, though. When college people are off, it gets more contemporary.
     
  3. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    At least you don't have to "The Macerena" :D
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    That would be time to get a new gig, no doubt.
     
  5. Here is an email I recieved with some of the songs we play, I apologize for the caps, but I did not want to retype the whole thing.


    1. Highway to Hell- AC/DC
    2. Fight for your Right- BEASTIE BOYS
    3. Small Things BLINK 182
    4. Old Apartmaent BARENAKED LADIES
    5. SONG 2- BLUR
    6. Stuck in the middle- STEELER'S WHEEL
    7. SUMMER OF 69'- BRYAN ADAMS
    8. DAMMIT- BLINK 182
    9. All along the watchtower- DAVE MATTHEWS VERSION (A-G-F)
    10. Laid-JAMES
    11.Talk dirty to me POISON (1/2 STEP UP FROM RECORDING)
    12.Shimmer FUEL
    13. She-GREEN DAY
    14.LIT- MYOWN WORST ENEMY
    15.LInKIN PARK- ONE STEP CLOSER (1/2 STEP UP)
    16. Limp bizkit- FAITH
    17. ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD- NEIL YOUNG
    18. BETTERMAN-PEARL JAM
    19. LAST RESORT-PAP ROACH
    20. LITTLE BLACK BACKPACK- STROKE 9
    21. MACHINEHEAD- BUSH
    22.SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT- NIRVANA
    23. KILLING IN THE NAME OF- RAGE
    24. LITTLE BLACK BACKPACK- STROKE 9
    25. WHAT I GOT- SUBLIME
    26.SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO- THE CLASH
    27.BREAK ON THROUGH- THE DOORS
    28. I WANNA BE SEDATED- RAMONES
    29. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU- ROMANTICS
    30. KRYPTONITE- 3 DOORS DOWN
    31. AMERICAN GIRL- TOM PETTY
    32. 867-5309- TOMMY TUTONE
    33. GLORIA- VAN MORRISON/DOORS
    34. BLISTER IN THE SUN- VIOLENT FEMMES
    35. HAShPIPE-WEEZER
    36.WANT YOU BAD- OFFSPRING
    37. 99 BALLOONS- GOLDFINER
    38. Add it up -Violent Femmes
    39. Possum Kingdom-Toadies
    40. Brian Wilson Barenaked ladies
    41. Drowning pool Bodies
    42.Foo Fighters Everlong
    43. Sum 41 Fatlip
    44. Sublime Santeria
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Voodoo-Godsmack
    Bad Religion-Godsmack
    She's So High-Tal Bachman
    One-Creed
    Come Out And Play-Offspring
    Long Way Down-Goo Goo Dolls
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Here are some that I play and played in various bands:
    Them Changes - Buddy Miles & Jimi Hendrix
    Lovely Day & Grandma's Hands- Bill Withers
    High Times & Journey To Ahrmeland - Jamiroquai
    That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Try slapping this one!)
    King's Lead Hat - Eno
    Guns of Brixton & Spanish Bombs - Clash
    Don't Slander Me - Roky Ericson
    Proverbial Mindspread - Primus
    Riddles Are Abound Tonight - Sausage
    Harmony in my Head & Why Can't I Touch It - Buzzcocks
    One Day at a Time - Willie Nelson (sped up and rocked out)
    Psychologically Overcast - Fishbone
    We The People - Groove Collective
    Return of the Pimpmobile - Issac Hayes
    Dragon Attack - Queen
     
  8. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Here is the short version, the rest are usually originals.

    Fade to Black - Metallica
    Holy Wars - Megadeth
    Modernday Cowboy - Tesla
    What If - Creed
    Domination - Pantera
    Lucretia - Megadeth
    Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
    Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
    For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

    Stuff like that.

    Mike
     
  9. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Here are the set lists from our last gig.. yeah, 4 sets in one night. We've since made this 3 longer sets.

    THIS IS THE SUPER COOL EDITED VERSION WITH COMMENTS...

    Our crowds are generally 30-something and up.

    Set 1
    -------
    Down to the Nightclub - Tower of Power
    Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat, & Tears
    Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
    Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
    I Wish - Stevie Wonder
    Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles
    Bahia Funk - Lee Ritenour <--- people love this song for some reason... and it's a pretty obscure tune with no vocals. go figure.
    La Grange - ZZ Top <--- always a crowd pleaser
    Mambo Swing - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    What is Hip? - Tower of Power <--- well.. people crazy-go-nuts for the Tower tunes, this one especially.

    Set 2
    --------
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel <--- ALWAYS gets a good response, people dancing and singing along
    Brick House - Commodores <-- duh.. standard dancable tune. We can play this for 3 days and people would still be dancing to it.
    The Letter - Joe Cocker
    Gimmie Some Lovin' - Blues Brothers version
    Boogie Down - Al Jareau (althought we play it nothing like the original...)
    Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson <-- for the ladies... and we always get people slow dancin' to it
    Messin' with the Kid - Blues Brothers
    Spanish Moon - Little Feat
    Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group <-- people go nuts for this
    Vehicle - Ides of March

    Set 3
    --------
    Birdland - Weather Report <--- this always gets a good response, which really surprises me
    In The Stone - Earth, Wind, & Fire
    Waitin' For The Bus - ZZ Top
    Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
    Souled Out - Tower of Power
    Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
    Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
    Goin' Back to Miami - Blues Brothers
    Jumpin' Jack - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Hey Bartender - Blues Brothers

    Set 4
    --------
    Down to the Nightclub - Tower of Power
    Come On, Come Over - Jaco Pastorius <-- we played this at a gig in Miami, people were pointing at me and yelling "JACO!!!!" when we got done. Yeah... whatever, I'm no Jaco man.
    Drop It In The Slot - Tower of Power
    Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band <-- always a crowd pleaser. People like to dance to this.
    Gotta Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind, & Fire arrangement
    Go Down Gamblin' - Blood, Sweat, & Tears
    Mary Had a Little Lamb - Stevie Ray Vahaugn
    Live - Lenny Kravitz
    Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
    Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band <-- bigtime crowd pleaser, dance tune... same with the next tune
    Soul Man - Blues Brothers
     
  10. That would be a fun set list!;) :D

    From the looks of it, you must have a full horn section.:cool:
     
  11. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Yep. 9-piece band. Guitar, keys, bass, drummer, lead-singer, 2 saxes, 2 trumpets. One of the sax players switches between bari and tenor, the other sax player switches between tenor and alto. One of the trumpet players will occasionally play flugelhorn as well.

    We keep adding more material to the "big ass list of songs we know". Currently, we're working on "Some Skunk Funk" by the Brecker Brothers and "Squib Cakes" & "Give Me The Proof" by Tower of Power. :D
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Beermonkey, I'd love to see you guys play. I grew up in an era of large bands with horn sections. To me, THAT'S a band!
     
  13. thanx for the replies!

    we're trying to build a mix of something old, something new, and alotta 'somthin' funky'!

    it's cool to see what other people are selling these days!!!!
     
  14. Its been a long time since my band played covers but when we did these all got good responses:

    Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
    Come Together - The Beatles
    Layla - Clapton unplugged
    Break On Through - The Doors
    Come As You Are - Nirvana

    Im especially proud of our take on Dylans 'Blowin In The Wind' It would be the first song of the set and we would get the spotlight on our singer so the rest of us couldnt be seen. He would strum his acoustic and sing the first verse and chorus, and as the audience was going 'what the...?' we would light the whole stage up and the bass, electric guitar and drums would come in, and we would play an awesome hard rock version. The audience used to go crazy!
     
  15. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    All the songs we do are listed here www.montiscrew.com , under "songs".

    Disclaimor: this is my part time job, my heart and soul belong to The Nerve!. I have nothing to do with the creation or contents of this site. There would be more, and better pictures of me if I did :).
     
  16. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Rickbass1, I would love to hear you do "Walk the Dinosaur!" That song rules! I always wanted to learn "You Can Call Me Al" -- that bass doodle around the 4:30 or 4:40 mark is awesome!
     
  17. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
    I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton
    Tears in Heaven " "
    Feelin Alright Joe Cocker
    Superstition Stevie Wonder
    Handyman James Taylor
    Fire And Rain "
    Whats Goin on Marvin Gaye
    Theme from Peter Gunn/ Pink Cadilac
    Black Magic Woman Santanna
    Smooth "
    Evil Ways "
    Spain REturn to Forever
    Elektric City Chick Corea Elektric Band
    Constipated Duck Jeff Beck
     
  18. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I just joined a band and this is what we plan on playing for our covers when we gig. I figure one or two per set with the rest originals.

    Metallica-One, Master Of Puppets
    U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday, With Or Without You
    Eagles-Life In The Fast Lane
    Matthew Good Band-Hello Time Bomb, Apparitions, and maybe Suburbia
    Operation Ivy-Jaded
    Green Day-When I Come Around
     
  19. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Here's our current song list:
    1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Temptations
    2. All Shook Up – Paul McCartney
    3. American Girl – Tom Petty
    4. Back In The U.S.S.R. – The Beatles
    5. Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton
    6. Bitch – Rolling Stones
    7. Blues Power – Eric Clapton
    8. Burning Sky - Bad Company
    9. Cracking Up – Rolling Stones
    10. Dead Presidents – J. Geils Band
    11. Devil With The Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
    12. D'yer Maker - Led Zeppelin
    13. Fool For Your Stockings – ZZ Top
    14. Gel - Collective Soul
    15. Goin' Down - Jeff Beck
    16. Hot Rod Heart - John Fogarty
    17. I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
    18. I’m Ready – Muddy Waters
    19. I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After
    20. It All Went Down The Drain – Boz Scaggs
    21. It's Only Rock and Roll - Rolling Stones
    22. Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd
    23. Listen To Her Heart – Tom Petty
    24. Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull
    25. Low Budget – The Kinks
    26. Messing With The Kid
    27. No Other Baby – Paul McCartney
    28. People Get Ready – Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart
    29. Pump it Up – Elvis Costello
    30. Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton
    31. Sick and Tired – Boz Scaggs
    32. Southbound - Allman Brothers
    33. Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
    34. Superstition – Stevie Wonder/Jeff Beck/SRV
    35. The Authority Song - John Mellencamp
    36. The One I Love – REM
    37. This Will Be the Last Time – Rolling Stones
    38. Too Many Ways – Buddy Guy
    39. Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower
    40. Tore Down - Eric Clapton
    41. Travelin’ Light – Eric Clapton
    42. Try Not to Cry – Paul McCartney
    43. Wang Dang Doodle – Savoy Brown
    44. Where Did Our Love Go? – The Supremes (by way of J. Geils)
    45. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet - BTO
    46. You Can’t Do That – The Beatles
    47. Youngblood – Bad Company
     
  20. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    yeah, a band i played drums in called "Slit Wrist" played a few night club gigs - not for very long, tho :D HahAHaHha here was our set list.

    "F*cked With a Knife" - Cannibal Corpse
    "Transfixion" - Meshuggah
    "Breathe Out" - Nothingface
    "Dodging Bullets" - Pissing Razors
    "Her Ghost In The Fog" - Cradle of Filth (i hate drumming to this song. it's hard :mad: :D )

    it was just one of those weird re-occurring things how we'd _always_ get boo'ed off one minute into that last song :D
    don't play metal to a crowd of kids pepped up on pills and anxious to dance and screw, men!



    ~toebee :eek: