Set list feedback - why not?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by hrodbert696, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Ok, I don't want to prejudice people one way or the other by going into the band's current politics - you'll have a fair sense if you've paid attention to things I've posted elsewhere, otherwise don't worry about it. But anyway, I'm in a pop/rock cover band, basically a power trio plus female lead singer. She sings lead on about 3/4 of each set, each set I take one song to sing lead on and the guitarist three or four. We've played a few gigs (been together just under a year now), and aiming to do a lot more and gig as much as possible.

    So here's the set list: I just curious what you guys feel are its strongest and weakest points and any suggestions for where it ought to go (more classic rock, more current stuff, more what?) to develop from here. Thanks!

    Ah Leah – Donnie Iris
    All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
    All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
    Alone Again - Dokken
    Any Way You Want It - Journey
    Beats so Lonely – Charlie Sexton
    Bitch – Meredith Brooks
    Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
    Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
    Bombs Away – the Police
    Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge
    Canary in a Coal Mine – the Police
    Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
    Closer to the Heart - Rush
    Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
    Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
    Gold on the Ceiling – Black Keys
    Good – Better than Ezra
    Got Me Wrong – Alice in Chains
    Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson
    Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
    House Party – J. Geils Band
    I’m the Only One – Melissa Etheridge
    Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone
    Just a Girl – No Doubt
    Kiss Me Deadly – Lita Ford
    Last Name – Carrie Underwood
    Message in a Bottle – The Police
    Money for the Weekend – Alberta Cross
    One Way or Another – Blondie
    Raise Your Glass - Pink
    Second Chance - Shinedown
    Shakin’ – Eddie Money
    Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    Smooth Operator - Sade
    Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
    Standing Still - Jewel
    Stone in Love - Journey
    Synchronicity II – The Police
    Take Me Away – Blue Oyster Cult
    Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money
    Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry
    Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
    Volcano Girls – Veruca Salt
    Who Knew – Pink
    You Better Run – Pat Benatar
    You Learn – Alanis Morrissette
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    What is the age group you're mainly going to be playing for?
    Bars? Corporate? Weddings?
  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Mostly bars and parties. We wouldn't turn down a wedding or corporate gig but haven't done much to plan on marketing ourselves that way. The age of band members range from 25 (drummer) to 40ish (me and lead singer) to 50ish (guitarist), and our most recent conversation was to try and have a flexible repertoire that could lean more recent for 20-30 somethings and more classic for 40-50 somethings, depending on the gig.
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Dokken????? ;)
  5. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Of all the AIC songs to choose, I'm surprised you go for 'Got Me Wrong'. Have you tried one of their perkier acoustic numbers like 'No Excuses', or even a more balls out rocker like 'Dam That River'?
  6. morgansterne

    morgansterne Geek U.S.A.

    Oct 25, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    second that Alice in Chains question. That's a weird choice. I don't know the Dokken song (not sure I know any Dokken tunes at all.)
    I think it sounds like a fun band. I love the police and if you have a good clean guitarist their older tunes can sound like a million bucks. I wonder if maybe canary in a coal mine and bombs away are a little on the obscure side though. !
    I'm curious how you handle Ah Leah -- we tried this in my old band and couldn't get it to sound full without two electric guitars (we had one electric player and one acoustic player) or a keyboard. Plus the harmonies are tricky!
  7. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    I love "got me wrong" that is all I can add to this thread
  8. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    You have some great rockin' dance/party tunes, and some snoozers. Just watch the crowd. If a song gets them out on the floor = keeper. If they are on the floor and the next tune sends them back to the table = cross it off the list. :)

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