Hi guys, long time lurker first time poster basically just looking for some advice on a very basic recording set up.

I suppose its easier to give you the scenario and you offer opinions.

Got a normal band set up, 2 guitars, bass, drums and vocals and looking to do some rough demos.

What i'm wondering is can i use 5 mics, run it through a mixer than connects to my laptop and into some software.

Not really looking for amazing quality just some really basic demos.

So what i'm asking is can i do that, and what gear/software will i need?

If i can't is there another or prehaps better way to do it