#1
Hey - my band has landed its first gig at a pub. They run a guitar night weekly so two of us went along, but no-one else was there playing and they were practically begging us to play something...but we didnt really have anything prepared, singer wasnt there and so we said we could get something together for next week


The audience will be mainly people we invite, which will be about 25% hard rock 75% pop/pop-rock crowd mainly, but we're a hard / classic rock band and want to introduce people to the genre too so heres what we've decided as a setlist:

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Land of Confusion - Genesis
Enter Sandman - Metallica

Then possibly Whiskey in the Jar by Thin Lizzy, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness and/or Hallowed be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

We're going to the pub to ask this 2moro but ill ask it here just to calm my nerves lol...how likely are they to have a PA/Mixer/Microphone? I know they didnt have guitar amps but surely vocal gear is...basic if they want to run a guitar night?
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120W Bugera 333 Amp
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Cab

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#3
If you're singer can sing it, you better do I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Speaking from personal experience, it is EPIC if done right live. Also, kickass setlist in general I would love to hear you guys.
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#6
maybe hallowed be thy name is too heavy?
but if you can pull of the darkness song it goes great in a bar-type setting.
if they are accustomed to having music acts, they should have a PA, but dont expect it.
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#9
Cheers for the replies / comments guys

We have two guitarists, a lead singer, drummer and bassist.
Strangely, we have been using a mate as lead singer until today and we've been practicing the setlist with two new people over the last few days, and are hiring one of them tomorrow, renting a rehearsal space over the weekend and practicing with them like mad.

Interesting thing is..one is a girl with quite a mature / operaic (if that isnt a word, i mean to say opera like...sorta howard jones-ey), and one is a guy with a typical rock / rough voice (maybe, james hetfieldish )

So its two totally different options...the girl would add a bit of originality instantly to every song and could get some good results...but the guy would give a classic, hard rock vibe...:S

@ erik -the reason i say maybe thing called love is...i doubt whether or not the guy could pull it off...I know obviously he'd sing it at a lower pitch but it really changes the song...much more so than sandman sung by a girl would? Thats just my opinion anyway...maybe it could work though?
Gear
ESP LTD Truckster James Hetfield Sig
120W Bugera 333 Amp
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Cab

Desired Gear
ESP EX Diamond
ISP Decimator
EHX Metal Muff
MXR 10-Band EQ

C4C
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#10
Quote by greennblue10
Most places have a PA system, but you should call anyways.

Untrue. You really need your own PA system to work on the pub//club circuit, though places that specialise in live music are more likely to have their own system installed. It's one of the first things I check when booking a gig.

How much are they paying you? PA hire is pretty costly, so see if you can borrow a rig from someone you know.
#11
Hey

Just checked with them yesterday, turns out they do have a PA / mic so the vocalist is sorted!

We're not actually getting paid, its technically an open mic night - a few of us turned up last week and no-one else was there, they were begging us to play something but we didnt have a singer / anything prepared well enough to perform, so said we'd do this week.

If we play well and draw a good crowd, they may give us a regular spot.


Just wondering - is there any advice anyone can give me on setting the stage / sound up properly?

Obviously, the audience need to hear all the instruments / vocals balanced, but we don't have monitors and need to be able to hear drums / bass / guitar so we know we're playing in time?


Our drummer can't make it so we're playing a pre-recorded drum track through some speakers
Gear
ESP LTD Truckster James Hetfield Sig
120W Bugera 333 Amp
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Cab

Desired Gear
ESP EX Diamond
ISP Decimator
EHX Metal Muff
MXR 10-Band EQ

C4C
Illusory Master