Critique This Setlist For Tonight

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  1. Baminated

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    It's at a venue with a wide age range, somewhat trendy, craft beers, etc . . .

    SET 1
    Jenny
    3Am
    Wonderwall
    The Middle
    Slide (Goo Goo)
    Hard To Handle
    Shine (collective soul)
    Everything You Want
    Use Somebody

    SET 2


    Mustang Sally
    Jessies Girl
    Two Princes
    Smooth / Need to Know
    Santeria
    Waiting In Vain
    Drive
    Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
    What Would You Say

    SET 3

    Smooth Criminal
    Ants Marching
    Amber / Red Wine
    Let’s Get It On
    Where The Streets Have No Name
    Basket Case
    What I Like About You
    Hows It Gonna Be
    Break Even

    Set 4

    My Own Worst Enemy
    Down
    Message In A Bottle
    I Shot The Sheriff
    Love Song
    Your Love
    Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Fight For The Right
    In The End
    Purple Rain
     
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  2. DGTCrazy

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    I had to walk away for a second when I got to Mustang Sally.......:rotflmao

    Seriously....who is your crowd, and where are you playing? My gig tonight is for a bunch of older rich folks at a Yacht Club.....so our Set-List had to be tweaked a ton to get it into shape. Your list wouldn't fly for us...and that's my point.

    There's some fun stuff on your list however. I'd love to do Let's Get it On and Purple Rain!

    EDIT: Sorry...I didn't see the "Wide Age Range" comment..Doh!. Seem's to be enough for everyone to enjoy.
     
  3. Baminated

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    Dude, we play mustang with this hyperfunk james brown groove - people really like it - plus they let me go nutso w/some extended solos !
     
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    Not sure how much flexibility you have to change the set list seeing as the gig is tonight, but what strikes me is that there is a lotta oooooooooold songs on that list, and nothing to really get people moving. But it's all gonna depend on the crowd. That'll probably be appealing to the 40+ crowd mostly, which is likely to be less than half the folks there (but I don't know the place). If it were us, I'd throw in a whole lot more modern and danceable stuff.

    Probably not much you can do about it now, seeing as the gig is tonight, so the best thing is to just play it and observe your crowd and tweak for next time.
     
  5. Baminated

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    Actually the younger crowd responds well to the 2000's tunes on the list like Lit, 311, Kings Of Leon, Vertical Horizon, Jet, Gnarls Barkley, The Script, alot of the 90's stuff on that list , And even stuff like Jessies Girl, Jenny, & the outfield.

    Some tunes are just timeless classics and work in nearly every room/age range.

    OTOH - I've been trying to get the band to do some current covers to no avail. However, there are alot of tunes up there pretty up tempo, though man
     
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  6. Guitar Josh

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    It looks like the setlist 10000 other cover bands will play tonight.

    Not meant to be an insult at all, just being honest with you.
     
  7. Baminated

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    Yes it is def "safe", that's why i have my jazz/fusion improv trio for sanity to balance it out ! You are def 100% accurate, though.
     
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    I'd be interested in hearing how it went over, but I'll bet your audience will like it a lot! Those are fun, well-known songs that women like. You'll have people dancing, drinking and enjoying their Saturday night - just what you are being paid to do.

    Good luck and, please, report back tomorrow.
     
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  11. Baminated

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    Thanks, I will report tommorrow - it's our first gig at a really nice place, big crowd , etc . ..
     
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    It's a safe setlist.

    Personally, I HATE Two Princes with a passion. You could take that song, the other song by the Spin Doctors that sounds the same, and that What's Goin' On song by 4 Non Blondes and fit them with some concrete boots for all I care.

    But other than that, a good and safe setlist. Can your singer hit the notes in the Outfield song?
     
  13. Baminated

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    The drummer is the highest tenor - so he has that one. We tune flat from jump, and then we move it down a step - so he can hit it 1&1/2 steps down - LMAO !
    I'm a high reg baritone, and have to move it down a 4th when I do it unplugged - actually doesn't sound "too" dorky
     
  14. Lance Romance

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    I see a missed opportunity in set 3:

    SET 3

    Smooth Criminal
    Ants Marching
    Amber / Red Wine
    LetÂ’s Get It On
    Where The Streets Have No Name
    Basket Case
    What I Like About You
    Hows It Gonna Be
    Break Even

    You will likely have a packed dance floor during Let's get it on, but you will loose them all with the long un-dance-able intro to Where the streets have no name.

    My bands rule is, during a slow song with a packed dance floor, hit them immediately (and I mean immediately) with a fast tune that has a good groove. You will loose a few of the dancers but will retain a fun dance floor.
     
  15. Baminated

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    ahhhh - you are correct ! - lemme switch that - THANKS !!!

    Maybe I'll switch Amber w/ LGIO ????
     
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    I wouldn't call it a safe set... I for one would certainly leave before you got through that first set. But I'm sure you know your audience.
     
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    Some overlap with our sets tonight. I gotta sing the red ones. We are playing a crab shack in rural MD tonight. No shame in covers: people dance, people drink, we have fun and get paid. edit: sorry I did not critique your list much. I think its fine!

    [FONT=&quot]SET 1[/FONT]
    Midnight Rider
    Drive My Car
    Gimme 3 Steps
    Back in the USSR
    Someone Like You
    Joker Medley
    500 Miles
    Anyway You Want It
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    If I Die Young
    Who Says You Can’t Go Home
    Hard Day’s Night
    My Favorite Mistake
    Hurt So Good
    Forget You
    Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong


    [FONT=&quot]SET 2[/FONT]
    One Way Or Another
    Kryptonite
    Goodbye To You
    Footloose
    I Want You To Want Me
    Zombie Medley
    Just a Kiss
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Redneck Woman
    Michael Medley
    Basket Case
    Bobbie McGee
    Love Shack
    Jailhouse Rock
    Suspicious Minds
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Brown Eyed Girl
    Late in the Evening
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    [FONT=&quot]SET 3[/FONT]
    Rolling in the Deep
    Wild Night
    Alone
    One I Love
    You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome
    I’m Looking Through You
    Shooting Star
    Amie
    All For You
    Only Wanna Be With You
    Chain Gang
    Found Out About You
    Don’t Speak
    Margaritaville
    Suffragette City
    He Wasn’t
     
  18. pbradt

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    At least you don't have Brown-Eyed Girl...

    But the minute you started THAT SONG...I'd be headed for the exit...
     
  19. Baminated

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    I actually wouldn't blame you - i have been at odds with the band trying to get us to do more 2000's dance stuff we can funk out, plus some newer pop groovin tunes for the very reason you stated above !

    Front man will not learn any new lyrics, and the keyboardist has a great job and just wants to play tunes he wants to play, case closed :-(

    So . . . I have picked up Are you gonna be my girl (2003), Ants Marching (95), Smooth (99) /need to know (2000), and two princes (1992) so far . Plan on picking up some lady gaga, jessy J, timberlake, etc . . . I have found ways to move thiose tunes down a few keys and sound halfway decent

    Pretty much looking to start another band and be "too busy" for this one

    Anyway, the agent who booked this is a setlist Nazi, and approved our setlist ???? I actually couldn't believe it
     
  20. mesa/boogieman

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    LOVE IT!!!! Good stuff all around
     

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