Hello all! This might get long, but I'll give all the background so you all know the motivation. I'll sum up at the end. I am currently in an originals band that consists of me on bass, a drummer, one guitar player, and the guitar player's wife on vocals. Singer is the band leader. Singer and guitar write the songs, drums and I write our own parts. We've been gigging locally for about 4 years. We're decent. We get a nice reaction from folks, but we're not a draw. We recorded a CD, basically just for us, our families, and the occasional fan that wants one. The originals music scene around here is pretty cliquey. Lots of punkish rock, hipster new-grass, singer songwriter, and jam rock. We are more pop-rock with some bluesy leanings at times - hard to describe. We are atypical of the area, and as such, the singer is getting disenfranchised with hustling gigs and having a hard time finding bands to play with us on multi band gigs (which is pretty much all of them). Many of the gigs start at 9 or 10 and go late. We are all 40+, so the late shows are not so fun anymore. All of this leads to singer not wanting to continue with this. Here's the twist. She wants us to become a cover band that plays nursing homes! Her mother had been in nursing homes before she passed away about a year ago, and she thinks they are in need of better entertainment options. We could easily provide that with some shows for the residents. Singer has some connections and the gigs are there if we want do this. We've all agreed to give it a try. Could be an interesting venture. Early gigs with an appreciative audience. Here's where the wisdom of TB comes in. What suggestions do you have for assembling a set list for this type of gig? Probably one or two sets per show. We're not doing the fools on stools thing, we're playing as a full band. We want the residents to have fun and enjoy themselves. What songs would you recommend? Although the singer is female, we can do covers of anything, we'll arrange it for us. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. TL/DR - Sick of original music scene and want to form a female fronted cover band that provides entertainment at nursing homes. What songs would you recommend?