I am thinking of doing a solo gig with backing track. I would like to do Always with you Always with me by Joe Satriani and My Grandfathers Clock by Sakata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ICC2D_8K8).

I also want to play Night of Knights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwJvUXZFRgU) although I am not sure if it will be crowd pleasing as it is a bit repetitive and unknown to the audience although it is very upbeat which is appealing (I'll also get to work on my alternate picking).

I'd also like to play some rock kinda songs like ACDC since they are better well known but I am not sure how that will go without a vocalist.

Audience will be uni students, I plan to perform February of next year.
Last edited by 03-13-2010 at Sep 27, 2010,
I don't know if you have a whammy pedal or not, but if you do...Searching by Satriani is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. Awesome song, and people who aren't guitar literate will be amazed by the sound the whammy pedal makes.
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If you're gonna do a solo act and just play satch-type stuff the crowd might get bored quickly. Just from experice I say that. Maybe try to find a friend or a good lookin girl who can sing and do some covers, seems like the average university student is more interested in pop/rap songs played on guitar than a wicked solo that they really aren't familiar with.

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if you want to play open mic gigs, a good thing to look into is some accoustic covers. i am working on a few covers, mainly jason mraz "plane" and "beautiful mess" and brand new "luca"

uni students would appreciate a good show, especially if you can rock the shit out of a solo performance
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I think the digitech rp1000 has a pedal that might double as a whammy pedal although it is pretty complicated. I know what you mean about Searching though that was amzing to me when I first started listening to Joe Satriani.

@BrokenDstring I don't know if any of my friends can sing. I am hoping this will give me some exposure so I'll have more opportunities regarding playing with other musicians starting a band. One of my friends is a classically trained pianist although he seems to only be interested in classical.

@sqrrloncrack I don't think I would be able to carry the song without vocals.

I think I'll do Beethoven Virus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nTHQKgiOn8) instead of Night of Knights since it should be a lot more pleasing to regular people/
Last edited by 03-13-2010 at Sep 28, 2010,