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if it were me (and I used to do little shows like this in my late teens back when I imagined I was a passable singer) I would do a really mixed set from all eras, something like this:
something recent everyone can sing along to
a famous Beatles ballad
a more recent top 40 non-guitar hit (when I was a kid I went for stuff like later Madonna, Cher or even Duran Duran LOL)
a Joy Division tune, dead souls always goes over well, everyone knows
an old standard, maybe something by Cole Porter or Irving Berlin
a classic Blues number, anything from Clapton Unplugged goes over well
a Zep ballad
Behind Blue Eyes by the Who
an Eagles or Jackson Brown song
something country inflected but good like Townes Van Zandt's Poncho and Lefty
a Depeche Mode tune (Enjoy the Silence is crowd pleaser on acoustic)
a Cure or U2 song everyone knows (just like heaven or new years day maybe)
A Band tune (the weight is the crowd favorite though not the most fun to play)
a Kinks ballad or a Zombies tune
Wild Horses or Angie, 'nuff said
Something Motown or Stax, even Mustang Sally will work here...
a Rascals or Turtles tune
another recent pop hit, really consider going cheesey if you can make it your own, people love that
a famous, big production number you can ull off acoustic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Live and Let Die
a recent rock tune as your closer, you could go white stripes or black keys here
regardless, Angus.... best of luck, I hope you get some applause, have a good time, drink free beer and maybe score after the show
Thanks everyone great advice and the legal drinking limit is 18 but i use my brothers id but I'm considering playing Purple Haze, Smells like Teen Spirit, Polly by Nirvana, American Idiot, and Seven Nation Army or maybe Fell in Love with a Girl by white Stripes as they are popular and appreciated also I have passed my GCSE's in music A*
a decent selectrion, throw in some odler stuff that everyone from every generation knows knows.... there's tuff I like on my lsit but I left off a perennial bar gig favorite, 'Brown Eyed Girl' Them/Van Morrison.... easy to play, loved by everyone, and Van is Irish and soa re you
When considering covers, think of an artist you like, then choose the one song that the public... the people who say "I don't know... all like all types of music...hee hee" could recognise.
Maybe throw in something like a Radiohead Creep, or a cranberries zombie. Slower paced, to break tempo, Foo fighters something common. Cure or the cult. And throw a mad guitar solo into All I want is you by U2. Totally own it.
Congrats on the Grades!!! good work!
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