So after my cover band split up the lead singer (who is a solid guitar player) and i decided to just do it the two of us - acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, and both of us singing. It has been working out well, we've been playing a few local bars and have gotten great reviews and are always asked back. We're playing the usual cover bar band type sets - we figured just because we're acoustic doesn't mean we have to slow things down and do ballads. We rock just as hard as before, and this has been the thing the bar managers like the best...that we keep the songs fun, uptempo, sing alongs that keep the crowd into it (theyve been disappointed with other acoustic acts that just play slow stuff and bore their crowds). However, the transition to playing rocking songs (think jessies girl, 8675309, living on a prayer...etc etc im sure you know our whole sets lists) without a drummer is new for me, and i keep feeling like we're lacking something. the audience (drunk college kids and new grads) doesnt seem to mind - they dance and sing along, but there is just something weird about playing bass without drums. I feel the pressure to fully set the tempo and feel, and basically "lock in" with myself (does that sound dirty?). also a challenge because i sing lead about a third of the time and harmony in most of the other songs. I'm wondering if others have had experience like this and any advice you guys might have for playing without a drummer. I thought about handing out some fun percussion instruments at our shows (egg shakers, tambourine, marraccas) to have people play around with - would keep them engaged, would be fun for them, and would add some percussion....but then i realized drunk people cant even clap in time, so maybe that's a bad idea...haha.