Hi guys I'm a rythm guitarist and I'm looking to start playing in the pub scene. What songs would work well with just an accoustic guitar and male vocals?

I have a few songs that I play pretty well, including Californication - chilly peppers, high and dry - Radio head?, Creep - also radio head? and a bunch others.

If you have any sugestions as to what songs I could use please post them here.

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If you're doing covers I reckon do some popular stuff like Goo Goo Dolls, James Blunt, Nirvana or Pearl Jam. Chillies are a good idea.
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you should call one of the songs, "Respecting Old People" just to mix things up.

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all along the watchtower - bob dylan
such great heights - ben fold/the postal service/ben gibbard (whuch ever band/artist you like)
stuff by the decemberists or the mountain goats is good
WOW I'm surprised by the response so far. Please keep it comming. I'm loving the suggestions.

Thanks guys
Try some Oasis? If you're in Britain that always goes down well

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Nothing Special - illScarlett
Mother - Pink Floyd
If you had the right equipment and felt like doing different voices, you could try Kickapoo by Tenacious D.
Late Goodbye by Poets Of The Fall
Hope Leaves, Windowpane or Harvest by Opeth
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everlong foo fighter
flame trees - cold chisel
day tripper - beatles


Don't know where you're from, but in my town the people at the pubs really love old Aussie rock, like Cold Chisel, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo... Not that I expect you to play AC/DC and Rose Tattoo on acoustic..
comfortably numb - pink floyd
turn the page - metallica
violent femmes songs (aussie)
wish you were here - pink floyd
bob dylan/gunners - knockin on heavens door

both good picks of radiohead, ive played em both at pubs and both did good

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Jethro Tull - Only Solitare + Mother Goose. both great song, though kinda hard to sing and play at the same time.

Sweet Home Alabama would be well accepted, i believe.
Pretty much any nirvana song.

Pearl Jam - Black would be AWESOME.
R.E.M - losing my religion
Simon and Gafunkel - The Sound Of Silence + Mrs. Robinson
we both lie silently still in the the dead of the night....

Angie - the rolling stones
Like a rolling stone - Bob Dylan
Horse with no name - America
Neil Young
John Mayer
Country tunes
A lot of Nirvana songs
Machines by Biffy Clyro
My Hero or Everlong by Foos
Cancer by My Chemical Romance (may not go over so well in a pub, but at the right gig it's really good)
Every You, Every Me by Placebo

Try to work some Tenacious D into your set as well.
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Don't know where you're from, but in my town the people at the pubs really love old Aussie rock, like Cold Chisel, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo... Not that I expect you to play AC/DC and Rose Tattoo on acoustic..

im a good ole aussie mate lol

i no exactly what ya mean, we have a cd with all great pub songs on and every night its like ritual thats its played and drunk to lol