Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

What to play for graduation parties?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Dr. Zoidberg, May 29, 2005.


  1. I'm in a 4-piece band (keys, guitar, bass, drums) and we play covers most of the time. We've written a very good yet depressing 6/8 blues that people really dig.

    We have 6-7 grad parties in the next few weeks and I'm wondering what would be some good tunes to play at them. We usually play CCR, SRV, Cream, little Zeppelin and Beatles.

    What would people like to hear at a grad party?
     
  2. Roundwound

    Roundwound

    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    The artists you mentioned sound good, but you probably should mix in modern stuff, otherwise the parents may enjoy the show more than the grads. These groups/songs made the top 100 in 2004: Maroon 5 [This Love], lots of new U2 and Green Day, Jet [Are You Gonna Be My Girl], Blink 182, Switchfoot [Meant to Live], Couting Crows [Accidentally in Love], etc.

    The Beatles, Zepplin, and CCR may be recognizable, but blues isn't that popular with kids.

    Here are links to the 2004 and current top 100 charts. There are a good number of rock songs listed, especially in the current one.:

    http://www.tophitsonline.com/archive/2004tho/top100of2004.htm

    http://www.tophitsonline.com/currentchart.htm
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Pump and Circumcise is always apropos.
     
  4. Thanks for the advice.

    Munjibunga- as is Another Brick in The Wall :cool: