New band needs song suggestions!

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    Five old geezers are putting together a band. We are electric guitar, bass, drums, keys, electric guitar/acoustic guitar. Writing original songs is really where our hearts are. We've already written two originals in a blues/jazz style (think Steely Dan only bluesier) but now we've decided that we want to try to put a show together fairly quickly to play out in the local bars to establish ourselves as a band. We know that in our area we will have to play danceable covers to do this, while we continue to write originals in the hopes of getting some festival spots later. We don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of time learning covers but we don't want to do the standard Mustang Sallies and Brown Eyed Girls either. The covers we do so far are:

    Nasty Habits - Tommy Castro
    Ain't Wasting Time No More - Allman Bros
    Wheels - Foo Fighters
    Love will Keep us Alive - Eagles
    Melissa - Allman Bros
    Mary Janes Last Dance - Tom Petty
    Little Wing - Hendrix/Clapton

    Any thoughts or suggestions on other covers? Thanks!
     
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    The only one on that list I'd keep is "Mary Jane."

    Google "Top Party Songs" and get a few lists, and then pick 30 that are suitable for your band.

    The idea behind playing covers is to please your audience, and these will be the songs they want to hear.
     
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    Congrats on the new band! Sounds like you'll be great.

    You said you want to throw some danceable tunes in the mix. Since you guys lean toward jazzy blues and classic rock check into the funkier side of older stuff for like average white band, graham central etc. I've seen Jamariquais stuff go over real well in a set. Try a Gary Moore ballad for a slow dance.
     
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