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    We've had a few weeks off, so we've been stepping up our game - we've recently added a new drummer, I'm switching back and forth between guitar and keys so we can do more current dance/pop, and we're even having acapella harmony rehearsals on Sundays in addition to our regular weekly rehearsals.



    As far as our song list is concerned, we've always been female-friendly, but now we're ditching some of our classic and hard rock so we can keep the ladies happy for a larger portion of the night.



    Our new drummer makes his debut in a couple of weeks, but we will unveil the "new and improved PH" after the New Year.



    We had a great 2012 and we're hoping to have an even better 2013!!!!
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    My cover band

    HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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    Our MAIN criteria for choosing songs to do is "will the ladies dig it?"



    And I'm also now switching from guitar to keys for a few songs a night. Which ones have you added that fall into this catagory? We've added We Are Young, Don't Stop Believing, and Take on Me. Just a few to start but they're doing well so far.
    Christian

    SpaceCat
    www.spacecatband.com

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix







    Originally Posted by wheresgrant3


    Our singer is basically butchering the Grade A material into deli meat, but don't fear... the crowd is there for big sandwiches.

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    • #3
      I learned at an early age, make the women happy and everything else falls into place.
      Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. - Martin Mull

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        Quote Originally Posted by mstreck
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        We've had a few weeks off, so we've been stepping up our game - we've recently added a new drummer, I'm switching back and forth between guitar and keys so we can do more current dance/pop, and we're even having acapella harmony rehearsals on Sundays in addition to our regular weekly rehearsals.



        As far as our song list is concerned, we've always been female-friendly, but now we're ditching some of our classic and hard rock so we can keep the ladies happy for a larger portion of the night.



        Our new drummer makes his debut in a couple of weeks, but we will unveil the "new and improved PH" after the New Year.



        We had a great 2012 and we're hoping to have an even better 2013!!!!




        Keys will open up a lot of material to you guys. What kind of rig you are you playing?
        "you mess with him and you mess with the whole trailer park"

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        • #5
          We're female- fronted, so we've always tried to be female friendly. We always got a better response to Call Me Maybe than Tush, even though we played it with just guitars, so we're taking it to the next level. Now we have "strings" like the recording does, and that sounds so much better!



          If it's top-of-the charts pop, it's fair game. Bruno Mars' Kicked Out of Heaven is on Amy's to-do list and that will let me have some fun - lots of synth percussiony stuff going on.



          I have a Korg M50 along with a Korg microSampler that I can trigger with the M50. The possibilities are pretty much endless.
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          My cover band

          HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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            Quote Originally Posted by mstreck
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            We're female- fronted, so we've always tried to be female friendly. We always got a better response to Call Me Maybe than Tush, even though we played it with just guitars, so we're taking it to the next level. Now we have "strings" like the recording does, and that sounds so much better!



            If it's top-of-the charts pop, it's fair game. Bruno Mars' Locked Out of Heaven is on Amy's to-do list and that will let me have some fun - lots of synth percussiony stuff going on.




            cant get that song out of my head its on our list to do next week.
            www.ostrichhat.com

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              Quote Originally Posted by jeff42
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              cant get that song out of my head its on our list to do next week.




              Love the song. Reaction has been meh...ok so far. I think it's still quite new and will take some time though...so we're gonna stick with it. We cover it pretty tightly and it's fun to play.
              Christian

              SpaceCat
              www.spacecatband.com

              "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix







              Originally Posted by wheresgrant3


              Our singer is basically butchering the Grade A material into deli meat, but don't fear... the crowd is there for big sandwiches.

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                Quote Originally Posted by mstreck
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                We're female- fronted, so we've always tried to be female friendly. We always got a better response to Call Me Maybe than Tush...




                Music, music, I hear music

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                  Quote Originally Posted by mstreck
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                  ... but now we're ditching some of our classic and hard rock so we can keep the ladies happy for a larger portion of the night.




                  You slut!
                  "Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work" - Gustave Flaubert

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                  • #10
                    SELL OUT!







                    Know your market, play to it, make money, AND having fun at the same time. Sounds like a fantastic plan.
                    - ChadEndorsing Artist: Cave Passive Pedals

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                      Quote Originally Posted by FitchFY
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                        Quote Originally Posted by EightString
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                        I learned at an early age, make the women happy and everything else falls into place.




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                        • #13
                          So we just ran through Locked Out of Heaven and Call Me Maybe at practice - both with me on keys. What a difference! I wish I would have done this years ago!!!!
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                          My cover band

                          HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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