Gig set times.

We played an absolute stormer of a gig last night, we played a very good music pub in Hornchurch, great venue, great music lovers, mostly under 25's who cheered more for the classic rock than the newer stuff, we played 'Town called malice' and the singer just lifted the mic in the air, the whole venue sang it all word for word all the way through! i remember seeing The Jam when i was 18, saw them twice, the most memorable gigs i ever went to,
anyway, we played 2 x 50 min sets and got a good fee for it, we play other places that want 2 1hr sets and others that want a marathon 2 1/2 hrs, just wondered how this compares to the rest of you?
What kind of set times are you playing?
In my other band (we play originals) we tend to play a supporting 45min set, but then again you dont get paid.

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Always a crowd pleaser that one.

Were you mixing newer music, or did you mean other bands were playing new music and you were doing just classic rock?

45 mins sounds about right for an originals. Unless you've managed to get a full house on your presence alone. Or it's a Tuesday night.

With my originals bands, we'd start ca 9:20 (always nervous looks from the bar-owner from 8:45 onwards, for some stupid reason), break at 10pm and go back on from 10:20 until just shy of closing and usually repeat one from the set to take it to 11pm. 80 minutes by my math, requiring around 16 songs and my legendary "amusing" audience-parley.

Bit of a ballache, really, and inevitably involving shoeing in some of our duffer fillers around the good ones. Much more pleasant to split the gig with another band and do 10 songs/45mins each. I've never done pure covers, although my 2nd band had about four Oasis/Radiohead numbers until we'd got our own comps up to the necessary 16.

Yeah we used to play 2x 45min, 19 songs if I remember rightly? The shorter gigs were better 10-12 songs.

Michael wrote:

Were you mixing newer music, or did you mean other bands were playing new music and you were doing just classic rock?

Born to be wild - Steppenwolf .
Jumpin Jack flash - Stones.
River boat song - OCS
Sunflower- Weller
Pinball wizard - Who.
You’ve got to hide Your Love - Beatles
She’s Electric - Oasis
Keep On Running – Dave clark
Remedy- Black Crows
Hard to handle – Black Crows
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Back in the USSR - Beatles
Dont beleive a word - Thin Lizzy
The Letter – Joe Cocker
Day Tripper - Beatles
Lil Devil – The Cult
Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
Learn To Fly – Foo fighters
You do something to me - Weller
Substitute - Who
Are you going my way? – Lenny Kravitz
Can’t Get Enough Of your love – Bad Company
20th century boy – T Rex
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser cheifs
Doctor doctor - Robert Palmer
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Saturday nights alright for fighting- E John
Hey Jude - Beatles
Smoke On The water – Deep purple
You Really got me - Kinks
Brown Sugar - Stones
Alright Now - Free
Vertigo- U2
Vallerie - Zutons
That’s Entertainment – The Jam
Are you gonna Be my Girl? - Jet
Dani California - RHCP
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
Walk this way - Aerosmith
Cant Explain - Who
Symapthy for the devil - Stones
Dakota - Stereophonics
Not fade away - Stones
Mustang sally - Commitments
A Town called Malice - Jam
Hush – Kula Shaker
Lets stick together – Roxy Music
Cigarettes and Alcohol- Oasis

As you can see Mike it's a good mix of old and new.

Not an easy set... A lot of big numbers that must leave yas pretty worked over. That's a compliment btw.

I'd drop Vertigo and throw in Desire. Nice to see Let's Stick Together toward the end.

FWIW, I think Vertigo is a better number than Desire.

I like Vertigo too, the setlist above is not an actual setlist, but a list of songs we draw our set from, we would generally get through about 30 of those, although we did once do most of those songs in a memorable marathon gig.

I was gonna say... would take either a lot of time or a lot of E.

Here's an irony. Last night, Andy the Git suggested we could do a few covers. Among the suggns of his was "I Predict a Riot". Did you use a tabsite that you can recommend, Lee? Or perhaps you could photocopy it and charge me 12 bucks? :wink:


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