For those guys/gals playing in variety cover bands, what is your process for bringing new songs into the set list? Is it democratic or a dictatorship? I play in a 6 piece variety cover band with 2 lead vocalists (male and female). The vocalists have the responsibility to suggest songs that they would like added to the repertoire. They are free to get those suggestions from other band members, audience recommendations, YouTube or where ever. Afte they suggest a song, the band members evaluate it to see if there are any issues being able to play it (difficulty, weird instrumentation etc.). We can also offer a yay or nay opinion on the suggestion with the understanding that we may be overruled if the majority votes for it. After that, we share mp3s and chord charts, learn the song and show up to the next rehearsal ready to try it out. The process seems to work most of the time. It results in some of us playing stuff we don't love sometimes, but that's expected in a situation where you're covering classic rock, R&B, new country, etc. Some of our audiences range from 16 to 65 so we try to please as many as possible. Someone gets miffed occasionally, when things don't go their way, but we're all adults about it. What works for you?