A bit of advice please.
Since retiring a couple of years ago I have been able to play more and subsequently have started playing acoustic pub sets with a female singer. We do a mix of material that hopefully covers most bases and from feedback thus far is of an acceptable standard.
I should add that the singer is the landlady of the pub where we perform and at this time I do not receive payment nor seek it although I do have free pints and the odd meal which is much appreciated. I am happy with this situation and enjoy it.
My questions to the more experienced and wise amongst you:
What is a reasonable set length assuming a 10 - 15 minute break midway, either in terms of number of songs and/or length of time.
And secondly how do you attract more punters ? - I should add that the pub is in a fairly remote village/rural location in Surrey where probably most of the time a lot of pubs are struggling to survive regardless.
Thanks in anticipation. Jim.