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Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:12 am
by LottieAllen
Hi everyone...

As newbies returning to the UK and trying to get a leg, finger, arm, foot on to the UK circuit I'm trying to find out what types of Country people like to listen to now in the CMC's? We have been told old stuff doesn't work any more its all about the new stuff but then people say you cant beat good old country classics so I thought I would put it out there what do you like to hear? :flasher:

Re: Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:25 am
by PeterJD
The ones I go to have a broad mix, some I go to its purely oldies and classic country, and the crowd reflects this, then I can go up to Fort San Antone and its bang up to date modern Nashville country. The majority, in my experience tend to do classic country.

Re: Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:58 pm
by LottieAllen
PeterJD wrote:The ones I go to have a broad mix, some I go to its purely oldies and classic country, and the crowd reflects this, then I can go up to Fort San Antone and its bang up to date modern Nashville country. The majority, in my experience tend to do classic country.


Hi Peter...thanks for the info its a great help :)

Re: Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:14 pm
by camsgrandad
Personally, I would recommend that you widen your repertoire to include enough of new, old and linedance tracks to enable you to play to any audience you might encounter. I would also recommend that when you do get a booking at a club, ask the person involved what kind of music the club expects, then you can go forearmed with the right material. Btw, despite what you might read in here about not doing covers, most clubs prefer hearing songs they know and can sing along to, although you can throw a few self-penned numbers in now and again. Good luck.

Re: Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:53 am
by PeterJD
Camsgrandad is quite correct, covers are what a lot of people want to hear.

Re: Country what Country!?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:57 pm
by LottieAllen
Yes totally agree we only do covers as that's what most people want to hear.
Great to get the information and your spot on about asking the club what they want forearmed is forewarned as they say.

Thanks for the info it really is appreciated :biggrin: