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Name my band! #2030013 01/07/09 11:06 AM
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You probably know I play regularly with a jazz/fusion/soul/funk outfit. They're currently called 'The Lyveden Project' and while I love the name I'm also aware of the value of having a band name which people can recognise by hearing aloud and then google for.

They might decide to keep the name or change it.

Any cool name ideas appreciated. We do standards jazz style and also in funkified manner as well as some popular soul and funk tunes.

Repertoire includes:
The Red One - Pat Metheney
My Funny Valentine
My Favourite Things
This Masquerade
Desafinado
Chan Chan - Compay Segundo
Stratus
Red Baron
Spain
500 Miles High
Song For My Father
Summertime
You Don't Know what love is
Autumn Leaves
One Note Samba
Ipanema
Affirmation
Jeep on 35 - John Scofield
Valerie
Footprints
Cissy Strut
Chameleon
Canteloupe Island
Afro Blue
Blue Bossa
Superstition
Ain't No Sunshine
Crazy (Gnarls Barkeley)
Take Your Momma Out

etc

to give you a flavour - I'm keen to add more standards.

Any ideas on a name (hope the list helps give the context and also bear in mind the video I posted before)?

Thanks

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Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030016 01/07/09 11:14 AM
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I got a whole list of them saved up.

You can have Smellhead, Nixon Meets Elvis, and Piehole.


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Re: Name my band! [Re: jcadmus] #2030043 01/07/09 12:51 PM
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Jazz For Dummies grin I'm actually not kidding, in a way it makes sense since you're playing lots of standards and all. Your audience might feel insulted and you could risk some form of copyright infringement (although I doubt it, as long as you don't start designing black'n'yellow logo's) but you gotta admit it's a name that'll stick smile

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Re: Name my band! [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2030050 01/07/09 01:06 PM
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Re: Name my band! [Re: The Geoff] #2030057 01/07/09 01:26 PM
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Jazzimal..........

Like an animal of Jazz. (that sounds really stupid)

Junk (a mix between Jazz and Funk.... grin couldn't resist)



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Since you are in the UK, I will loan you my bands name at no charge.

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I always thought that a phrase my Spanish roommate of many years ago used a lot would make a good band name: "The Focking Especulators." (Jacobo was kind of a Socialist.)

O.K., maybe that's not helpful. I'll give it some thought.



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"Everything Must Go" Lots of those signs in the mall I work in. They'd make a great backdrop for gigs.

Or, my perennial favorite:

"The Brannock Device"

Posters would be real easy: http://drshoe.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/brannock_device.gif


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Actually - whatever name you use I would make sure the domain was available as well before you make a decision.

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Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247] #2030105 01/07/09 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: rizzo9247
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Jazz Odyssey

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My two other favourites would be the Thamesmen or the Lovely Lads. deadhorse

Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030117 01/07/09 03:22 PM
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Lydian mode? The only mode I know has the words "pie ala" in front of it.
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Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247] #2030126 01/07/09 03:33 PM
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Hott, Muggie & Swettie

Buggy Whippers

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Re: Name my band! [Re: 1111000] #2030130 01/07/09 03:35 PM
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Long-time advice from the GP forum is that the name doesn't matter, so don't obsess over it. OTOH I was once told by venue that we were selected for a show because of our name. Or rather that other bands were passed over because their names didn't fit the venue. (Hypothetically imagine the finest restaurant in town hosting Projectile Vomit with opening act Food Poisoning! grin )

Anything But Standard -- a play on the way you perform standards

Raindrops On Roses -- from "My Favo[u]rite Things" (wouldn't be the first time a band swiped a lyric for their name wink )

Funkingham Palace -- a stretch, but could spur better ideas

[Paint The] Town Red -- another stretch, but trying to find something that conveys the mood or setting your music sets

Unforgetable [Fusion] -- and be sure to include the Nat King Cole standard!

The Lived In Project, The Live Eden Project, The La Vida [Jazz|Fusion|Funk] Project -- all plays on the current name

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Here's an idea for you...
Take the name of a somewhat ambiguious city or town, nothing like Austin, TX or Las vegas, but something more like Baltimore or Seattle. Then, add some alliteration into the mix, like Bringing Baltimore or Burning Baltimore, or for Seattle, Sunshine Seattle (or vice versa) or Sundays in Seattle, or something slick like that. That's my advice for a cool name. Manhattan Madness just came to mind too. I don't know, just start putting together some combos and find some meaning or relevance to the band to back up your reasoning.

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"The Incredible Occasionals."

"The Fabulous Thudpuckers." (I've always wanted to use this one but could never get bandmates to agree.)



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