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See it a lot on dep required posts.

Is there a standard set ?

 

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There’s a pool of songs, same as with jazz bands. Sex on fire, Valerie etc.

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17 minutes ago, ambient said:

There’s a pool of songs, same as with jazz bands. Sex on fire, Valerie etc.

Well I’m ok with those two 😂

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I've depped for many function bands over the years and have to say that, at least, around here, I would say that in ratio, bands play fewer similar songs to each other than differing set lists. Maybe I just got lucky, like the legend of the Phoenix.

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I managed to avoid Superstition (in E) all my bass playing life until 2015... now played it in the last 3 bands!

Love it though, you can't beat a bit of Stevie Wonder.

 

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1 hour ago, super al said:

I managed to avoid Superstition (in E) all my bass playing life until 2015...

Yeh we do it in E

That's 3, I'm on a roll with this standard function stuff 😃

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If you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Higher and Higher
Car Wash
Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer
Think
Respect
You Can’t Hurry Love
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Sir Duke
9 to 5
Valerie
December 1963
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Don’t Stop Me Now

No Sex on Fire but Superstition and Valerie are indeed in there :biggrin:

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Great set list, where are you guys based, would love to see a band playing all of those.

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8 hours ago, jrixn1 said:

f you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Ta, that’s exactly what I was looking for. 

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10 hours ago, jrixn1 said:

If you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Higher and Higher
Car Wash
Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer
Think
Respect
You Can’t Hurry Love
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Sir Duke
9 to 5
Valerie
December 1963
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Don’t Stop Me Now

No Sex on Fire but Superstition and Valerie are indeed in there :biggrin:

We do 7 of these in our soul band's set.

I love playing Higher & Higher, definitely a great set opener that gets people up on the dancefloor.

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We only do two of those, Valerie and Respect but it might not even be the same Respect, ours is the Erasure one. 

I used to find that the bands that I did deps for did covers from the same artists but different tracks! 

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Search for function bands online. Usually they have set lists on their site, see what are the most common songs you come across. 

As a starting point though the list in an earlier post is great. They are also really fun songs to play!

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On 11/08/2019 at 02:17, jrixn1 said:

If you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Higher and Higher
Car Wash
Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer
Think
Respect
You Can’t Hurry Love
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Sir Duke
9 to 5
Valerie
December 1963
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Don’t Stop Me Now

No Sex on Fire but Superstition and Valerie are indeed in there :biggrin:

Amazing, I have played the vast majority of those with various soul/disco bands too and they are all top tunes for getting people moving. 

I just noticed you said second set, how long do you guys play for?? I have known one of the bands I play with only need that many songs for 2x45 min sets 😄. Mind you we do tend to extend some classic short soul songs, another chorus here and there.

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I was thinking that too, we do two hour long sets and they average about 14 songs each.

I too think that looks like a fun set and well worth an evening out, I'd go and have a dance/listen.

I wish I could persuade some of the pub bands I've played for, or still do that this is the sort of thing people actually want to hear on a night out.

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That’s just a great set of tunes to know even if your not gigging them on a regular basis. Stone Cold Classic’s!

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On 11/08/2019 at 02:17, jrixn1 said:

If you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Higher and Higher
Car Wash
Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer
Think
Respect
You Can’t Hurry Love
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Sir Duke
9 to 5
Valerie
December 1963
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Don’t Stop Me Now

No Sex on Fire but Superstition and Valerie are indeed in there :biggrin:

Do you have a male or female lead singer... Or both? It's a great function set but wondering how many my band could do with our male singer! 

We play functions but have more of a rock edge to our band, we are chasing the money!! But our male singer will do "piece of my heart", proud Mary, and "hit the road jack". We occasionally have a female singer come up and do a few numbers with us but now she's gone to uni we will have her less and less. 

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We played all these as a trio on Satdy night; not in the exact order (we don't have a setlist per se, the singist just calls them), but certainly in chunks...no Sex On Fire or Valerie, but Superstition AND Long Train Running... 🙂

Dancey Stuff:
Play That Funky Music/Superstition/Good Times/Long Train Running (segue)
Lets Dance
Le Freak
Free (Ultra Nate)
Lady (Modjo)
Get Lucky
Hey Ya
Take Your Mama Out
Kiss

What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me (segue)
Summer Breeze

Acoustic-y:
Jessie's Girl
Africa (Mike Masse)
Hotel California
Hold Back The River
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Copperhead Road
Hey Soul Sister

Acoustic Singalong-y:
A Little Respect
Bomboleo
Volare
Take It Easy
Don't Look Back In Anger
Half The World Away
Go Your Own Way
I Am The Resurrection
This Charming Man
One Day Like This

Loud To Finish:
Not Nineteen Forever
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Teenage Dirtbag
All The Small Things
Smells Like Teen Spirit

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On 11/08/2019 at 10:24, Lozz196 said:

Great set list, where are you guys based, would love to see a band playing all of those.

 

5 hours ago, NJE said:

I just noticed you said second set, how long do you guys play for??

 

3 hours ago, uk_lefty said:

Do you have a male or female lead singer... Or both?

Yes, it's really fun to play.  We're based Bucks-London; it's nearly all weddings and private functions in the south half of England.

We typically do two sets, 45 to 60 minutes each.  The set list looks long, but some of the songs are medleys so it's not always the full-length versions.  Also there is always contingency - I think we skipped at least three of the above in the end.

Respect is the Aretha version.

I missed out the first set list for this thread as it's less "standard functions".  I'm on upright, and it's swing, Rat Pack, Louis Prima, some latin.  Twistin' the Night Away, Jump Jive & Wail, Sway, Reet Petite, ...

It's either female lead vocals or female & male.  The set list (and keys) move around a bit depending on who is singing on any given night.

 

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On 11/08/2019 at 02:17, jrixn1 said:

If you want a data point, our second set tonight was:

Higher and Higher
Car Wash
Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer
Think
Respect
You Can’t Hurry Love
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Sir Duke
9 to 5
Valerie
December 1963
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Don’t Stop Me Now

No Sex on Fire but Superstition and Valerie are indeed in there :biggrin:

That's pretty much our set except 9 to 5 and last 2. Add in:

Everybody Needs Somebody, September, Try a Little Tenderness, a couple of 4 Tops numbers a bit of Northern Soul with Do I Love You, Tainted Love and Right Track and we're there.

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Off the top of my head, these songs are almost certainly in a set list for weddings in Scotland. Almost every band ive depped in over the past few years will have pretty much all of these. 

 

 

Higher and higher

Mr bright side

Sex on fire

Superstition

Brown eyed girl

Valerie

My girl

You make my dreams come true

Get lucky

Sweet home Alabama

Don't stop me now

Shut up and dance

Proud Mary

Dakota

Castle on the hill

Mustang Sally

Paradise George ezra

Johnny b goode

500 miles

Dignity

Loch Lomond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Second set, last Saturday, Brit wedding here in France. Had a dep drummer and he wasn't up on Walking on sunshine hence the choice at No 4

Lisa & Sean Set 2

 

 

Shout (Lulu, not TFF)

  • Valerie

  • You can’t hurry love

  • Walking on sunshine / I want to break free, depending on Nico

  • Faith

  • Mack the knife (requested by bride’s father, he sang it)

  • All about the bass

  • Superstition

  • Last night a DJ saved my life

  • Le Freak

  • Respect

  • Kiss

  • Havana

  • Stand by me

  • Roll over Beethoven

  • Blue suede shoes

  • La Bamba

  • 500 miles

  • I’m yours

  • Good times

  • Purple rain

  • Hey Jude

  • Encore if required Walk this way

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How about this lot.....

 

 

Moves like Jagger

Forget you

Kiss

Happy

Never Too Much

Blame it on the boogie

Play That Funky Music

Superstition

Mustang Sally

Lovely Day

Valerie

Long Train Running

Get Lucky

Higher and Higher

Seven nation army

Treasure

I Feel Good

The Power of Love

Alright Now

Runaway Baby

Locked Out of Heaven

September

Uptown Funk

Johnny B Goode

Proud Mary

Summer of 69

Use Somebody

Living on a prayer

Place Your Hands

Dakota

Sex on Fire

Mr Brightside

Don’t Stop Me Now

Faith

Signed sealed delivered

soul man

Higher and higher

Don’t Stop Believing

Shine

Shut Up And Dance

Man I Feel Like a Woman

Teenage Dirtba

Heard It Through The Grapevine

Don’t You Want Me

Angels

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Yep, we've had 90% of those ^ in our set over the years...

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I depped on a covers gig a couple of weeks ago. A lot of the same tracks that have been listed on this thread. I was given a prospective setlist a couple of days prior to playing. On the night, however, there were a few tracks thrown in without any prior knowledge! (Barry White's "the first, the last, my everything", Queen's "Crazy Little Thing", etc.) I had to try and remember how they went. Thankfully, I got through it, but it was pretty unnerving. I was offered a place as the regular bassist if I wanted it, so all was well. 

 

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