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**URGENT!!** Need song suggestions for a trio, ASAP!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jmattbassplaya, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Hey guys,

    My band is booked to do a gig this Friday, but somehow no one remembered to pencil it into our calender, and long story short only three of the five members of my band will be able to do the gig. We're in need of song suggestions for a trio setup that consists of guitar, drums, and bass.

    We've already composed a potential list of songs to do which includes:
    The Chicken
    Cantelope Island
    Wagon Wheel
    Character Zero
    Werewolves in London/Sweet Home Alabama
    Ain't No Sunshine
    All the Small Things
    Funky Bitch
    and a few original tunes we can pull off in this setup

    We obviously aren't too genre specific, but we're definitely in need of tunes that are relatively easy to learn and can be pulled off well in this sort of setup. Any suggestions are very much so welcomed!

  2. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Not trying to be a smarta$$,but that's all you really need to do any song..I wouldn't sweat it,as long as you guys can play and sing at the same time..

    But to the original question..Any Jack Johnson-simple/catchy is his theme
  3. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    So, are you only able to be instrumental? It wasn't stated if you/guitarist/drummer also sang.

    White Room by Cream

    ^^^Recognizable, technically impressive, and fun to play.

    Add It Up/anything by the Violent Femmes

    Murder by Numbers by the Police
  4. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    PM me your email and I will send you a copy of our set list. We are a variety cover band that covers the last 60 years. Almost all songs are 3-4 chords and the truth.

    Here is a snippet and probably the most easy stuff from the list:

    Ball and Chain
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Dancing With Myself
    Don’t you forget about me
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Last dance with mary jane
    Hey Jealousy
    Friday I’m in Love
    I shot the sheriff
    Lets get it on
    Want you to want me
    Jenny 876-5309
    Jessies Girl
    Knockin on Heavens Door
    Mony Mony
    Mustang Sally
    Play that funky music
    Pretty Woman
    Really got me
    Proud Mary
    Take the Money and run
    Fortunate Son
    Anyway you want it
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    pretty much anything by Cream or Hendrix or Zepplin
  6. Alkaline trio~ mercy me
    Nirvana~ you know your right.
    A rock version of tetris. Crowd pleaser
    And I'm drawing a blak now.
  7. Blitskrieg pop?
  8. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Any Rush song? :bag:

    My trio used to cover Foo Fighters My Hero. It's not a "trio" song, but it was fun to play and I got to do some cool parts in place of the other guitarist.
  9. foq1978


    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    A trio? Any big hit by The Police. My favourites:
    Message in a Bottle
    Walking on the Moon
  10. Jarnett


    Dec 17, 2011
    Adrian Michigan
    Anything by ZZ top
  11. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Uhhhh... your a trio.... pretty much anything. You wouldn't believe the amount of random songs I've played as a trio which are just shouted by drunks at the shows.
  12. SDMFJay


    Jan 27, 2011
    Booker T & the MG's covers might work...minus the keyboards of course.
  13. BassPenguin22


    Jun 5, 2010
    +1 for white room. Killer song!

    Also, Animal Nitrate by Suede, Song 2 by blur... I watched a doco about Britpop last night and its all that comes to mind XD

    Oh and also Breed and In Bloom by Nirvana. 90s love
  14. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    So what'd you decide on, jmatt?

    My girlfriend lives in Knoxville, by the way, and I've seen some acts there... all amazing!
  15. hufe


    Mar 21, 2011
    Tijuana, Mexico
    Though some of these have more than one guitar, they can be played ok with a guitar-bass-drums trio

    Wipe Out - The Surfaris
    Bad Moon Rising - CCR
    Rock This Town - Stray Cats
    Trademark - Eric Johnson
    Rock'n Me - Steve Miller Band
    I'm the Man - Joe Jackson
    London Calling - The Clash

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