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Set list help (Funkee, DRF, etc..)


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I'm in the planning stages of putting a band together for when I'm not playing out of town with FBSS. This area has plenty of cover bands, but they are all stuck in the classic rock vein. I'd like this band to play mostly funk/R&B/soul, stuff to really get people dancing.

A little guidance from those doing this sort of thing would be greatly appreciated. I need some song ideas, especially some that are not extremely well known but still great.

 

Thanks all,

Ryan

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Whether it's the classic rock vein/etc. to me it's about playing to the people... what they want to dance/party.

 

But to get off the beaten track I get a lot of 'inspiration' by googling 'top 100 dance/party songs', 'all time greatest party songs', etc.. I find a lot of the obvious but I also find a lot of songs I'd never think to play. And since they aren't covered by every other band on the block they turn out to be the most requested numbers.

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How many piece band? Also -if its a basic lineup of gtr-bass-drums, you may want to think about integrating a sequencer if your drummer has excellent timing, doesnt overplay, and wouldnt mind wearing headphones for a click on a few songs.

 

Heres a list of songs that I did with my previous band (gtr, bass,drums and computer on certain tunes), and my current band (where I play keys) that always pack the floor:

 

Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Seq-Current band does it without)

Burn Rubber - Gap Band

Drop The Bomb on Me - Gap Band (S)

Walk This Way - Aerosmith

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Tic Tac Toe - Kyper (S)

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Funky Cold Madina - Ton Loc

Heavy - Collective Soul

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

Word Up - Cameo/Korn

Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside/Coolio (S)

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix A Lot ( Ive done with and without a seq)

Hot In Heere - Nelly (Seq - Curent band does it without)

Superfreak - Rick James (Seq - Curent band does it without)

Thank You Falletinme Be MiceElf - Sly and The Family Stone

Jungle Love - The Time (Seq - Curent band does it without)

Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

LeFreak - Chic ( I sing it :D)

Hella Good - No Doubt ( I sing It :D)

Crazy Bitch - Buck Cherry

This Love - Maroon 5

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Skin Tight - Ohio Players

Fire - Ohio Players

Da Butt - EU (Seq - Curent band does it without)

Shakey Ground - Temptations

Kiss - Prince

 

Theres more....... Dont forget slow tunes

We do

Love You Down - Ready For The World

Ignition (remix version) - R. Kelly

Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

Lets Get It On - Marvin Gaye

just to name a few

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