I've been asked to dep in a cover band, about 12 gigs so far with 2 sets of about 25 songs. They are all soul/disco based.
I'm in my own cover band already, but we've developed the songs over a few months and we've put a different slant on them, so getting up to speed has been a steady progression. We're gigging and it's going well.
I've got a playlist together of the songs, I know a couple but need to get the others in my head. First gig depping is early July. We have our first rehearsal next week.
Question is, how many rehearsals would be reasonable to ask for to get up-to-speed?
Usually I suppose the answer is as many as it takes but I've always been in bands where we have worked on things together, some songs take one run through, some a few weeks.
I this case they have been playing them together for years so I need to slot in quick.
I'm thinking 2 or 3 rehearsals at least, is that reasonable?
I've been in bands for over 20 years but mainly original, so this depping for cover bands is new to me.