I've been off from gigging with bands for about two years. I did a blues-rock band, an original band, and a cover band. All were fun, but due to a number of issues, I am sticking to a duo or trio right now. Most the clubs we want to play welcome just about anything.
I am bad at writing music. Like really bad. We'd like to do covers. I am torn between doing all relatively popular covers, mostly obscure covers, or a combo of both. We want to make fun and good music - so it isn't really jam based or anything, but I guess I am unsure of myself more than anything. As most the venues are laid back and intimate, I think an eclectic mix of mostly covers would work. Am I way off base if our goal is small 50-100 people clubs for $100 a night? The music would all be rock by almost all easily recognized artists, but there'd be some curveballs people wouldn't know...really good SONGS that I can sing really well and we can play well. Not stuff just to jam, etc.