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Set List Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by rjny36, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    I just recently joined a band, which is the first one I've been in for a number of years. Anyhow, we're trying to come up with a set list, and I was looking for some suggestions that I could bring to the band.

    Here's what we're playing, already:

    Layla - Derek & The Dominoes
    Little Wing - Hendrix
    Melissa - Allman Bros.
    One Way Out - Sonny Boy Williamson
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
    Let's Stay Together - Al Green
    Tightrope - SRV
    All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix
    Preachin' Blues - Derek Trucks Band
    I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After
    Twist - Phish
    Jumpin' Jack Flash - El Stones
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Fried Neckbones - Santana
    I Shiver - Robert Cray
    Almost Cut My Hair - David Crosby
    Dear Mr. Fantasy - Traffic

    We're a pretty blues/classic rock-heavy band, but we'll pretty much play anything a crowd will know and like. We have more than enough Hendrix & Clapton to go around... any suggestions I should bring to the guys?
  2. Here are a couple that are easy to learn, are fun to play and should go over great with your crowd...

    Wild Thing - The Troggs
    Whole Lot of Love - Led Zeppelin
    Suffragette City - David Bowie
    Come Together - The Beatles

    Good luck!
  3. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    back in black - ac/dc
    whole lotta love - led zepplin
    sweet home alabam/free bird - skynyrd
    Boys are back in town - Thin lizzy
    My generation - the who
    20th century boy - t-rex
    Aint talking bout love - Van Halen
    Sweet Child of mine - Guns n Roses
    Wild Thing - The Trogs
    Lust for life - Iggy Pop
    One Vision - Queen
    Ace of Spades - Motorhead
    Don't Fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    Mustange Sally
    Paranoid - Black Sabath
    Goldenearing - Radar Love

    I've never actually heard a band play stairway to heaven live. It might be different over there but if no one around does I'd say go for it.

    you could take some real old blues songs like up jumped the devil by robert johnson and give them a more modern blues rock feel which might be cool.
  4. Slow Ride-Foghat
    Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo
    Working Man
    Crazy Train
    Who are you
    Teenage Wasteland
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    ...open up with "For You" by Staind.

  6. if your playing for drunk bar crouds some classic songs to play are Say it aint so-weezer, Dirty hot sex/give it up-Pepper, Cute without the E-taking back sunday (i hear those three songs multiple times every time i go out)
  7. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    We're actually going to open up with Layla, I believe is the current plan. We mix the "Unplugged" version with the classic record version, and it sounds pretty darn good, IMO.

    We were talking about doing that one at the last rehearsal, but we didn't have time to play through it. I love that song!

    My favorite part about this band so far is that all the guys I play with are really good musicians, and we've had so much fun just playing together that we'll go for four or five hours and not even notice the time go by. We had one rehearsal that was only two hours, and I felt gipped!

    I haven't been in a band in a long time, and when I decided I wanted to get back into playing, again, this is exactly what I was hoping to find: a group of talented musicians I could play with that don't get caught up in any ego trips, doing songs that not only we know and love, but that a crowd will know and (hopefully) love, too.

    Now you're talkin' my language! :)
  8. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Man I feel like a woman - shania twain

    I hate it too, but gurantee all the ladies will dance :cool:
  9. She's My cherry pie, if the place has a bar and drunk ladies, the two will soon mix...
  10. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    Well i think your very luck although I play with a bunch of talented musicians we're a top 30 covers band doing all the pop rock stuff thats out at the moment.

    While I still love doing what we do and enjoy it immensly I wish we could do the kind of stuff mentioned above but there's no market for that kind of stuff here. Plus I don't think the rest of the band would be on for it either. It feels great to play music tha you really love
  11. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Yeah, Syracuse is probably an interesting city, as far as music goes. It's a town that's really heavily-interested in blues music, and just in music in general. Every year there's usually a few blues festivals. We have a top-notch Jazz festival in the summer, that's always attracting high-profile artists. I remember seeing Ray Charles at the M&T Jazz Fest when I was in high school. Robert Cray played here last year at one of our blues festivals. I've seen B.B. King at the NY State Fair (which is in Syracuse)... Allman Bros. come through all the time, so do Lynyrd Skynyrd... a forty minute drive to the east of here, and you can catch tons of big names in a lot of different genres at the Turning Stone Casino...

    We don't really get a lot of big-name rockers around here, as they usually will go either to Buffalo or to Albany, but we've had a few. Billy Joel plays here often eough. Clapton, Springsteen, and a few others have been through...

    Country, rock, blues, jazz, pop, R&B, alternative-- pretty much everything is vibrant here, or within a reasonable drive. There's even a local polka band that's got some notoriety, if that's your thing. :)

    Edit: Oh, and we've got an Irish Music Festival, too. I got to watch the Saw Doctors perform, there, and I don't know what kind of reputation they have in Ireland, but I really enjoyed their show.
  12. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    Funny you should mention that because the venue I'm playing tomorrow night has the saw doctors(Im pretty sure its them anyways) in there tonight. Its a really small student pub but Im sure they can still pull in a crowd where ever they go. They wouldn't be mind kind of music though. All though the scene over there, from what you describe, seems very vibrant. Nots so much here.

    Most of what i would call good music is quite underground and hidden. Most people are only interested in whats in the charts which is a shame. Theres no nice modern venues for good original or non pop bands,(well outside of dublin anyways) they tend to be in dingy hidden spots but if you find one its great. Theres probably a few decent spots for good bands but I don't come across them doing the circuit that I do