Big John Studd
March 10th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Hey ya'll! I landed a gig for a private event, a Spring Fling for one of the local Catholic schools. The theme for the event is "Under The Boardwalk", so I am thinking about a list of songs/artists that evoke the beach, summertime, etc. So far I've got Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Beach Boys, of course Under The Boardwalk by the Drifters. It's just going to a solo gig...me and an acoustic. If you have any good song ideas please lay 'em on me. Thanks!!
March 14th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Hey.... A lil late to the part here, but I do a party sorta like that every year. My friend has a big backyard Luau every year. I usually try to get a handfull of music friends to do sort of a pickup band, but some times I end up doing it myself. I do pretty much the same stuff you are suggesting. Sometimes we'll add in stuff like; Southern Cross by CSN, or Sloop John B, we also may add in some sea shanty's as well depending on who shows up. I also usually bust out the Uke for a few tunes too. Every body loves "Tiny Bubbles".
March 14th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Surf Stuff like Wipe Out, Pipeline, would sound cool accoustic
March 15th, 2012, 01:09 AM
We did a similar gig, and one song that I still get a lot of mileage from is "Jump in Line" by Harry Belafonte. The conga line is always a slam dunk.
We should've learned "Hot Hot Hot" but we never did....
March 15th, 2012, 02:17 AM
Everytime I hear "Under The Boardwalk", I think of "UP ON THE ROOF".
Big John Studd
March 19th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Hey ya'll, thanks so much for all the great song ideas. And great news...I was able to get another fellow TDPRI'er to join me on this gig!! I will let him remain anonymous unless/until he chooses otherwise, but it will now be me on acoustic and he on the Tele...nice!
March 20th, 2012, 05:02 PM
How about "4th of July, Asbury Park" by Springsteen?
March 20th, 2012, 06:36 PM
If you or your friend have the singing chops for it ... Remember (Walking in the Sand).
March 20th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay