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Are there any covers bands specialising in cheese?


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Ya know, a set list that comprises stuff like

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow blah blah, Agadoo , Mambo No 5,  Let's get ready to rumble., My humps, I'm blue , Ooops I did it again.   I reckon a band with this setlist could be in regular work as this is the kind of stuff lots of people know and lose their inhibitions to .  If there aren't any I think there's a market opportunity!

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1 hour ago, Barking Spiders said:

Ya know, a set list that comprises stuff like

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow blah blah, Agadoo , Mambo No 5,  Let's get ready to rumble., My humps, I'm blue , Ooops I did it again.   I reckon a band with this setlist could be in regular work as this is the kind of stuff lost of people know and lose their inhibitions to .  If there aren't any I think there's a market opportunity!

where do I sign?!!!

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I'm a in a band that aims to do this ,  called Guilty Pleasure ,  female fronted 90's rock  Wheatus ,  Avril Lavinge ,  sixpence none the richer  , Savage garden alongside the more rockier  and acceptable , greenday , and covers staples

The bands aim is  to hit that  90's and early 2000's stilton factor 😉 im currently in talks to try to avoid doing  "busted"  mainly  because i don't want to have to jump up and down in time on  " thats what i go to school for" ,  which willeend up with 6'4 of me hitting my head on ceilinings and getting concussion
Instead pushing pushing for Stacie's mom .... that songs go it going on 😉

This was a result  of realising it was always the more cringey oddball numbers we did that got better reception ...along with the audiance age being more
20- 40 somthings  who are likely to be  down the dog n duck on a thursday night.

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16 hours ago, synthaside said:

Instead pushing pushing for Stacie's mom .... that songs go it going on 😉

We chucked that in the other night, just to see (I'd got an email from the BL a couple of days before with a link to the video asking me to learn it...it was a tricky one: I'd watched the video 14 times before I remembered there were some notes I had to learn) and it went down a storm, it's gone straight into the setlist...

Oh, and if you don't already do it, Wheatus' version of A Little Respect is solid gold, too...

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16 hours ago, synthaside said:

This was a result  of realising it was always the more cringey oddball numbers we did that got better reception ...along with the audiance age being more
20- 40 somthings  who are likely to be  down the dog n duck on a thursday night.

Ain't that the truth. In one semi-pro/wedding band I used to play in the stuff that went down the best with all ages was covers of 70s glam pop like Juke Box Jive, The Bump, My Coo Ca Choo. It was bluddy good fun to play too.

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My mate Colin ( Gibb) of Black lace fame has the likes of Agadoo, Music man , Penny Arcade etc covered in the Tenerife market 😉

Joking aside, Although it's not my sort of musical fish, I have watched him do the Balck lace thing many times and the audiences always love it.

You will get gigs everywhere with a set like the one you hinted at, covering all age ranges and social standing....cue boozy pubs, "officers mess" Holiday camps, and corporate gigs all over the place....good luck with it.

You can always play your slipknot set at a local open mic night ,should you have any spare time 🙂

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19 hours ago, synthaside said:

The bands aim is  to hit that  90's and early 2000's stilton factor 

This is it! I firmly believe in a covers band having a theme. Otherwise you end up with "stuff Dave and Terry listen to in the car and can have a go at playing" and people will not know what to expect and whether to bother coming. 

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4 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

This is it! I firmly believe in a covers band having a theme. Otherwise you end up with "stuff Dave and Terry listen to in the car and can have a go at playing" and people will not know what to expect and whether to bother coming. 

Absolutely, you need to have an aesthetic the crowd go for. Being a data geek i actually look at the demographic stats from our social media and then apply the marketing principle 'what were the big hits when they were 16?' 

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13 minutes ago, scalpy said:

Absolutely, you need to have an aesthetic the crowd go for. Being a data geek i actually look at the demographic stats from our social media and then apply the marketing principle 'what were the big hits when they were 16?' 

My band applies the principle... People who can afford bands are usually in their 40s and 50s, so what music do they like and will sing and dance along to? I like data too, didn't even know if I could do demographic analysis of our Facebook... 

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With our wedding band, we're not 'themed', but we have a lonnnnng list of songs (maybe 200 or so) we can play on the website (which is where the majority of bookings come from) and if they're bothered they can pick what they want, though most will only pick a handful and rely on us to play stuff that is tried and tested to appeal to most people.

It's another reason we don't have a fixed setlist: our BL will call songs as we go, depending on the audience and the evening, not unlike a good DJ...he's very good at it.

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34 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

My band applies the principle... People who can afford bands are usually in their 40s and 50s, so what music do they like and will sing and dance along to? I like data too, didn't even know if I could do demographic analysis of our Facebook... 

We're learning a take that medley..... Where's the gritted teeth emoji?

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43 minutes ago, scalpy said:

We're learning a take that medley..... Where's the gritted teeth emoji?

There are some lines even I won't cross and I love some cheesy songs! Our drummer wanted us to do a Take That song. Not an "original era" one either, one of the ITV Mothers Day cow poop fodder 40+ market Take That songs. He was voted down, we didn't even have a go like we do with a lot to see if they work in a pub gig. I would reluctantly do a very cheesy 90s Take That song if we could spin it a way we wanted but not their "recent" stuff. Recent in "" because I mean since 2000 which in my book qualifies as new music!

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