#1
So we have formed a trio playing acoustic covers of stuff. The set list is below. We plan to have two 6 string acoustics, one acoustic bass, a 12 string acoustic and a snare and hi-hat.

Will it work to have me and the other member switching between bass and guitar, sometimes on snare and hi-hat, while the singer will mainly sing but might go on the kit for a couple of songs?

Also, how should we go about getting gigs in a very short time period. Should we offer to do it for free? What kind of venues should we talk to? What do you think of the set list?

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Horse with no name Jack
The river
Who’ll stop the rain
Knockin on heaven's door
Space oddity
Riders on the storm
My sweet lord
Harvest
Heart of gold
Cowgirl in the sand
Old man
Wish you were here
Maggy may
The sound of silence
On the way home
Starman
The night they drove ol dixie down
Dirty Old Town
Sweet Jane
Angie
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#2
Where do you live? What kind of area? Big city/small town etc...can make a difference in the advice you get.

Make a demo CD if you haven't done so already - talk to the staff at bars/clubs that have live music on a regular basis. Talk to other bands who are gigging in the area and see who they're talking to - try to get added to festivals, open for more well-established bands in the area. If you're in a bigger city, you might want to talk to a promoter.
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#3
Town of about 150 000. There's a big enough club scene kind of thing.

Is it possible to get gigs within the month..because we two of us are going away/moving away to uni, so we just wanted to do this for some experience really.
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#4
Anything's possible - but 1 month is short notice....especially in December.
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Keeley Compressor (C4)
Nova Delay
MXR 10-band EQ
#5
22 song setlist?

That would take really long to finish.
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#6
They're just all the ones that we know. How many do you think would be a good number for one gig?

Can anyone answer the q's I had in the OP? Cheers.
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#7
You should probably figure out a couple of setlist, a half-hour and hour long one. Get those really really tight and try to get a coffeehouse gig. Get some brushes, don't amplify and get poor becouse even if you get paid there are quite alot of you. But I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun and that's whats important!
#8
Thanks dude. We might even cut out the drums because they seem to dominate too much even with brushes. We also added in clean electric for a couple of songs to pull through the lead sections a bit more.
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#9
With a straight up acoustic band basically, coffee shops are probably a must to start off with, especially in college areas.
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#10
Don;t rule out the drums because they aren't dominating enough, thats not what theyre for
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