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Play list (how many songs when gigging)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fadlan bassman, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. 48 to 60 depending on a three or four set night. That's whats on the list but we usually end up playing less songs than that. Some jams can last quite a while.
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  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Generally 45-48 songs. But it depends. We also do a lot of medley/mashups. At our next gig, we are doing the Abbey Road medley, and mashups of Run To You/Refugee/Breakup Song/Jenny Jenny and Comfortably Numb/Money (we do lots of newer stuff as well, but it works to take older songs that work well together and condense them down shorter).
  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'm playing tonight with my jazz band (9pm-12:30am) = we have 24 tunes scheduled...may not play all of them! :)
  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Jazz is a whole 'nother kettle of fish - let the sax player take a 10 chorus solo. It can be a thing o
  5. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    We usually do 13-15 songs per set and either 3 or 4 sets a night. So...between 39 and 60. For years I had a C & W band in el Lay and we actually had about 9 sets that we rotated over the course of those 5 night engagements. Those were the days.
  6. BassAndReeds


    Oct 7, 2016
    3 sets, 18 songs per set on the set list. We don’t get to all of them.

    So that’s 54 songs. 4 hour gig, 2 breaks.
  7. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    The scene here in the sorts of bands I play with, we're usually on bills with 3-5 bands, so each act only gets a single 30-40 minute set. Both bands I'm in play originals, and our songs are mostly in the 5-6 minute range, so we get 5 or 6 songs, usually. Sometimes one more if things speed up, lol. Back when I was playing in blues, rock, and country bands in Nashville, it was more like 3-4 sets a night with 12-15 songs each set.
  8. 35 songs a night, 3 sets x 45mins each.
    120 songs on the list, 60 in current rotation.

    Pre-planned set lists, will rearrange if dance floor is packed.
    No requests but will dedicate a song to a person (esp staff).
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
  9. 2 sets. 15 minute break on a 4 hr gig. Approx 50 songs per night - however we have 100+ ready to go as needed for requests, etc. We like to keep the energy up.

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