Help! Names for Funk Bands

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


  1. Spaldo

    Spaldo

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    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

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    Four musicians, a "drummer," and (insert the name of your singer here).
  3. Spaldo

    Spaldo

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    Nice start...:smug:
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member

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  6. Spaldo

    Spaldo

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    Thanks Stumbo!
  7. funk generator

    funk generator

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    Name it after me
  8. Kwesi

    Kwesi Supporting Member

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    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
  9. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    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.
  10. Spaldo

    Spaldo

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    Thanks for the input! I won't be using the word 'funky' anywhere, rest assured...and i really like 'fat percentage'!

    Cheers!
  11. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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  12. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member

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    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
    Tilt
    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
  13. electracoyote

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    Gigantic +1

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

    Soppy Hat

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    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
  15. gary19702

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    Type in "stank" good stuff lol!
  16. 4001

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    Fun K
    WTFunk

    Sorry, had to do it.
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    The Baby Makers
  18. blindrabbit

    blindrabbit Supporting Member

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    I call dibs on "Fat Percentage" if you don't end up using it. In fact, I may just steal it anyway... :D
  19. geeza

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    Huh?
    So I guess "Funkin' Ugly" would be out, huh?
  20. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

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    Tainted By Society
  21. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Supporting Member

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    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.

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