#1
Hey, how long is an average set? I havent started gigging yet, but I wanna know how many songs i should have before i start to gig.
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#2
It depends on if other bands are playing, like a battle of the bands or a showcase. A half hour usually works, but get more material just in case. It's a bad idea to tick off the manager of a venue. Remember, the bouncers work for him.
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#3
Most places ask for 30 minutes, but ask before you book. You don't want to turn up and find out they're expecting you to play for an hour.
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#4
30 min gig?? Where are you playing thats like 5 songs!!! Id say get at least 20 - 30 songs ready, at the very least 20. That will get you an hour and a half set with a 5 min break. Now the extra songs past 20 will give you some freedom to play the audience, find out what they like. But hey f its just a battle of the bands then I guess you only need a few songs.
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#5
Some gigs will last one song. However a typical set for my band is 50 minutes. You typically need at least 30 minutes worth of GOOD material.
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30 min gig?? Where are you playing thats like 5 songs!!! Id say get at least 20 - 30 songs ready, at the very least 20. That will get you an hour and a half set with a 5 min break. Now the extra songs past 20 will give you some freedom to play the audience, find out what they like. But hey f its just a battle of the bands then I guess you only need a few songs.

WTF? Where are you playing?

At most local gigs, there will be at least 3 bands playing, so you should have between 25 and 45 minutes of music ready.
#7
Bars and Ive never seen three bands set up only to play three songs each! Didnt mean to offend anyone!! In my area there might be two bands that set up. One goes on at 9 plays till 9:45 or 10 then tears down (usually sharing the kit). Next band comes in and plays till midnight or longer to finish the night off. Wow didnt realize this was that far out of the norm!
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#8
Get at least ten songs ready. But gigging, well, there is no certain amount of time.

and by the way, that is normal ^. These people are just strange.
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