Songs for the coffe shop/restraunt crowd


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guitarfan93
12-09-2007, 01:16 AM
My friends dad owns a restraunt and he listened to some of my recorded stuff online and tod me if i could get about a hour and half worth of songs I could possibly get a paying gig. So i started to think about song possibilites. Heres what icame up with (just artists to cover,not songs)

Jack Johnson
John Mayer
Dave Matthews Band
John Butler Trio
Ben Harper
and some original stuff.

Any other artists you would reccomend covering for this type of crowd?

sidvicious182
12-09-2007, 01:25 AM
some acoustic brand new? maroon 5.

JMDavis07
12-09-2007, 01:27 AM
...have a keyboarder? (like... snowboarder, skateboarder... it just fits)

Ben Folds

C.C. Deville
12-09-2007, 01:28 AM
jazz maybe

cashewchaching
12-09-2007, 01:28 AM
some acoustic brand new? maroon 5.
eew...i just threw up a little in my mouth.

GentlyWeeps
12-09-2007, 01:31 AM
Bob Dylan!

TonyRandall
12-09-2007, 01:32 AM
bob dylan. leonard cohen. allman brothers. maybe some cream.

civildp1
12-09-2007, 06:53 AM
I play alot of neil young and radiohead when I do coffee shop gigs.

guitaristd
12-09-2007, 09:44 AM
wish you were here
most everyone likes that song

demonofthenight
12-09-2007, 09:59 AM
Maybe some jazz standards? But only if your up to playing both the chords and the melody, or if you have a second guitarist or if you have a keyboard.

I'd suggest blue bossa or autumn leaves.

John butler is pretty good music for busking/playing at coffee shops. But some of his music is a bit difficult (a bit? I lied, alot), like ocean. And some other songs of his don't sound nice without vocals, are you up to sing?

MikeDee
12-09-2007, 10:17 AM
zz top !

WhiteUnggoy
12-09-2007, 12:53 PM
Damien Rice

Zycho
12-09-2007, 01:06 PM
I'd definitely try some jazz and soft blues.

axemanchris
12-09-2007, 01:58 PM
Van Morrison
CCR
Eagles

CT

guitaristd
12-09-2007, 02:25 PM
moondance^

axemanchris
12-09-2007, 03:02 PM
moondance^

most definitely.... also "Into the Mystic", "Caravan", and "Brown Eyed Girl."

CT

axemanchris
12-09-2007, 03:04 PM
Also Blue Rodeo (at least here in Canuckistan....)

I've also done:

I Go Blind - 54-40 (Covered more popularly by Hootie and the Blowfish)
Is she Really Going Out with Him - Joe Jackson
Allison - Elvis Costello
The Old Apartment, and Jane - Barenaked Ladies


CT

mydogpoops
12-09-2007, 03:19 PM
I would say Wonderwall-Oasis, and Jazz. If you have other people playing with you you could try Jimi Hendrix, or do some blues improv. Definately do John Mayer though.

NimbleElephant
12-09-2007, 10:52 PM
The band Bright Eyes is a favorite of me. Wish You Were Here is a good choice. I'm sure people would love to hear some Dylan as well. Maybe a little Beatles thrown in?