As we keep hashing out the future of live music, I'm wondering what the future holds for cover bands. Not corp/wedding stuff, but covers in bars/clubs.
I don't go out too much anymore when I'm not gigging, but for the most part I don't see many young (twenty-something) cover bands. Most are over 30, experienced players with varying setlists.
At 46, I came of age during the 80's heyday of touring cover bands. I WANTED to be in a killer cover band playing all the badass songs I loved listening to. I still enjoy learning new songs whether it's a classic or a brand new Maroon 5 or Pink song...
Do any young players aspire to play covers anymore?
Then of course the question that begs to be asked is if you are 21ish and in a cover band, what does your setlist look like compared to us geezers? ;-)