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#2030013 - 01/07/09 06:06 AM Name my band!
Phil W Offline
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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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#2030016 - 01/07/09 06:14 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W]
jcadmus Offline
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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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#2030043 - 01/07/09 07:51 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: jcadmus]
EddiePlaysBass Offline
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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


Edited by EddiePlaysBass (01/07/09 07:52 AM)
Edit Reason: finishing my sentence
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#2030050 - 01/07/09 08:06 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: EddiePlaysBass]
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#2030057 - 01/07/09 08:26 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: The Geoff]
DavidMPires Offline
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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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#2030060 - 01/07/09 08:30 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: DavidMPires]
Rocky McDougall Offline
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Since you are in the UK, I will loan you my bands name at no charge.

"Complex Simplicity"

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#2030061 - 01/07/09 08:35 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Rocky McDougall]
Chad Thorne Offline
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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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#2030062 - 01/07/09 08:36 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Chad Thorne]
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"Ross Brown's Shirt."
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#2030065 - 01/07/09 08:40 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Chad Thorne]
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#2030066 - 01/07/09 08:41 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: butcherNburn]
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The Indecisives.

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#2030068 - 01/07/09 08:41 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Chad Thorne]
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#2030080 - 01/07/09 08:58 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: jeremy c]
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#2030084 - 01/07/09 09:13 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247]
Paul K Offline
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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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#2030091 - 01/07/09 09:32 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Paul K]
Davo-London Offline
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Elephants in your Lounge

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

Davo
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#2030096 - 01/07/09 09:44 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Davo-London]
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#2030105 - 01/07/09 09:55 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247]
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Originally Posted By: rizzo9247
Jazz Odyssey

The New Originals
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#2030107 - 01/07/09 09:58 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: jcadmus]
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#2030111 - 01/07/09 10:06 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: jcadmus]
rizzo9247 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jcadmus
Originally Posted By: rizzo9247
Jazz Odyssey

The New Originals
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My two other favourites would be the Thamesmen or the Lovely Lads. deadhorse
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#2030117 - 01/07/09 10:22 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W]
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Free Beer. A sign outside a club that said "Tonight Free Beer"
would guarantee a packed house. Hey, it worked for Bare Naked Ladies! grin
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#2030118 - 01/07/09 10:22 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247]
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Everyone will ask who is who.
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#2030126 - 01/07/09 10:33 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: rizzo9247]
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The Hopeful Monsters

Jazzzuuuhhpp!(from whazzzzzuuuhhpppp!)

Al Jazz-eira

Fierce Creatures

The Bell Tollers

The Berlin Wall Preservation Society

Hott, Muggie & Swettie

Buggy Whippers

The Jazz Truckers

Dumm, Stewped & Dumm.(nothing personal, just riffing)


Edited by picker (01/07/09 12:43 PM)
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#2030130 - 01/07/09 10:35 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: 1111000]
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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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#2030138 - 01/07/09 10:50 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Eric VB]
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#2030140 - 01/07/09 10:53 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Eric VB]
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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.


Edited by rageKage77 (01/07/09 10:55 AM)
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#2030149 - 01/07/09 11:02 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: rageKage77]
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#2030160 - 01/07/09 11:16 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: getz out]
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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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#2030166 - 01/07/09 11:25 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: Chad Thorne]
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The Beatles.
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#2030185 - 01/07/09 11:58 AM Re: Name my band! [Re: kenfxj]
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The Beatless
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#2030194 - 01/07/09 12:14 PM Re: Name my band! [Re: Danzilla]
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Theb Eatles
The Beat Less
The Beat More
Beat More

Um...anyway...

Peace.
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#2030202 - 01/07/09 12:25 PM Re: Name my band! [Re: getz out]
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Edited by butcherNburn (01/07/09 12:48 PM)
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