So my band debut show is about a month away. We were compiling the set list the other night, didn’t think much of it at the time as we’ve just been in the practice bubble for what seems like forever (we started this project nearly two years ago).
Having a chat to my brother last night, i spoke about the set being 17 songs 14 original and 3 covers, to which he pointed out to me that was mental, nobody will have the attention to sit/stand through over an hour for a new band playing songs they don’t know.
I think he has a valid point and i just hasn’t stood back and considered it from the punters point of view.
So question, ideal set length for a new band playing predominantly their own material. I’m not thinking it should be no more than ten tunes?
Or do we just be incredibly self indulgent and play the set as we have it?
Gotta speak to the boys tonight about it when we have our next practice.