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Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030487
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Well to me "project" smacks of avant garde bleeding-edge music. Which, as that isn't my taste in music, would put me off right from the start. (Or maybe I've been watching too much of the prog-rock stuff on TV this week!)

As for Lyveden - what would I google?

"What did that guy say at the gig? Let's try... Liveden?"

"Nope..."

"Lived in?"

"Nah..."

"Live den?"

"Nada..."

"Oh to hell with it, let's go to the movies instead."

Mind you, I'm in no position to criticise anyone else's band name...

Cheers

Graham

PS: There's a band with a name I wish I'd thought of: "For one night only".


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I probably wouldn't be able to spell right just from hearing it either, but IMO I don't think it would matter too much. It wouldn't be the first time there was a non-obvious-spelled name to google.


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Thanks Graham, that's what I thought. Some neat stuff on this thread having just had time to read it through thoroughly.

Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030520
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Originally Posted By: Phil W
I know that some band members are fond of 'The Lyveden Project' and it does have a certain mystery. Do you think it would be a handicap to have that name in the google age?

Yes. I remember a band from Wales in the early 80's. They had a minor UK hit with a song called Doot Doot. They're name was originally relatively unpronouncable and was "spelled" as a graphic spiral squiggle (art school kids, what can I tell ya?). They eventually settled on the name Freur which isn't much better.

How about Easy Pieces. That was my old band name from a quarter century ago. Very unlikely I'll ever need it again.


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How 'bout something cocky?

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You Don't Wanna Play After Us (a.k.a., Yo Dow Pau)
Ain't Yo Mamma's Opening Band (a.k.a., Ay Mob)

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Re: Name my band! [Re: _Sweet Willie_] #2030546
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You can use the name my band called itself before we came up with the current one..

The Untogether

It's just right for a jazz band!


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Re: Name my band! [Re: butcherNburn] #2030581
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Originally Posted By: Tater Nuts
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This

Re: Name my band! [Re: Norwegia] #2030601
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Originally Posted By: CMDN
Taint Punch.

You know that's the best name, and you're a total fool if you don't use it.
I bow to Erik's unassailable logic.



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Re: Name my band! [Re: butcherNburn] #2030617
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Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030658
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Originally Posted By: Phil W

Another question.

How important do you think it is that the name is easily spellable and googleable?

I know that some band members are fond of 'The Lyveden Project' and it does have a certain mystery. Do you think it would be a handicap to have that name in the google age?


It shouldn't matter too much, you just add all the different spellings you can think of to your HTML headers of your website. They're just some code that the search engines spot and not seen by people viewing the site. Having a weird spelling would probably be better as it would be fairly unique and come up high in any searches.
Probably be in 8 out of 10 on the first page! WOW!!!!!

We give out business cards with the web address on them anyway. We sometimes put cards out on the bar or tables.


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That's a good point, Tim. We should definitely do the business card thing whether we pay the graphic designers I know or go the free Vistaprint route.

Did you really predict 8 out of ten?

I know about meta tags we just don't have a website right - just MySpace and Facebook pages.

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Re: Name my band! [Re: butcherNburn] #2030683
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Originally Posted By: butcherNburn
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I've played that chart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1a_SsTG-FE


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Re: Name my band! [Re: Phil W] #2030709
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Just pick a title of a film noir movie.

Foreign Correspondent
Sunset Boulevard
Touch Of Evil
Strangers on a Train
Night of the Hunter
Ace in the Hole
Thieves Highway
Body and Soul
Leave Her to Heaven
Narrow Margin
The Set-Up


Well, you get the idea.


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I don't wanna kill this thread (butcherNburn is trying relentlessly, but people keep posting grin) but have you considered keeping the name (I like The Lyveden Project - much like fungus, it grow on you) and just spending some money towards a backdrop with the band's name? Throw in a www and a dot com and you're set thu


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Originally Posted By: EddiePlaysBass
much like fungus


And if you don't like my previous ideas, I nominate this as a band name grin


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Myspace/google shouldn't be a concern. In my neck of the woods there is a local band by the name of Awful Waffle. There are other bands by this name in other parts of the country (none of them are famous.) that go by this title. They added visit us at myspace Awful Waffle NJ. Pick a band name add UK or London to the end of the internet adress and people will find it.

I like getz's submission for Punching Donkeys

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