Help! Names for Funk Bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Spaldo, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. I've started up a new band playing some old-school gumbo, soul and deep funk, which i'm pretty excited about, as I'm usually playing in jazz and big bands (and cover bands, but we won't go there...)

    I guess there's a few well-versed funk players here, does anyone have any good band names they can 'give up'?
  2. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Four musicians, a "drummer," and (insert the name of your singer here).
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    So. Cal.
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  5. Thanks Stumbo!
  6. funk generator

    funk generator Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Johnson City, TN
  7. Kwesi

    Kwesi Supporting Member

    All I'm gonna say is don't you DARE use the words "Funk" or "Funky" in your bands name. That guarantees whackness. I'm serious. Other that than, have a ball with the name1
  8. LOL... I just tried that band name generator. Had a kick out of some bizarre suggestions given to me...

    1. Flat Coach and the Training Scalp
    2. Wooden Mother of the Blatant Ceremony
    3. Valid Finger of the Legal Logic
    4. Fat Percentage

    I don't know if any of these might pertain to a funk-style band.
  9. Thanks for the input! I won't be using the word 'funky' anywhere, rest assured...and i really like 'fat percentage'!

  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    So. Cal.
    I say go ahead and use'em. Australia ain't the US. :)

    Also, be sure and check to make sure the web address is available if you're going to have you're own site!

    Common Groove
    Millennium Groove
    Premature Groove
    Groove Rhapsody
    Film at 11
    Groove Mouth
    Justin Groove and the
    Groove Adhesive
    Pace Groove
    Groove Mercury
    Groove Up Fellow
    Party Of The Groove
    Porcine Groove And The Rejected Lookout
    Slimy Groove Of The Freelance Hunger
    Groove Creme
  12. Gigantic +1

    Totally played out. And most of these bands need to take a Groove 101 course. Pretty lame any way you slice it.
  13. Soppy Hat

    Soppy Hat

    Jul 14, 2012
    I have one... my uncle, a Tower of Power fanatic, was suggesting funk names one day (for our college folk-rock group, strangely enough):

    Edward Teach and the Smoking Fuses.
    DO IT. :D
  14. gary19702


    Jan 15, 2013
    Type in "stank" good stuff lol!
  15. Fun K

    Sorry, had to do it.
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  17. I call dibs on "Fat Percentage" if you don't end up using it. In fact, I may just steal it anyway... :D
  18. So I guess "Funkin' Ugly" would be out, huh?
  19. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    Endorsing: D. Lakin Basses
    Tainted By Society
  20. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    About 25 years ago, a friend came up with the name The Groovaleptics.... I wish I had ever been in a band that warranted that name.