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Advice on Band Name

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MingusBass, Aug 1, 2005.


  1. Teresa Peterson and The Boys

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Teresa Peterson and Soul Education

    10 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    So I'm in a variety cover band that plays Motown, classic rock, blues, and jazz with a country song here and there. The band leader/lead vocalist/keys player is a female and originally came to us with band name Teresa Peterson and the Boys. The rest of us were not wild about the name and so we did some brainstorming and came up with a new name: Teresa Peterson and Soul Education. The rest of the band really likes the new name but Teresa isn't crazy about it. She pretty much has control of everything else that goes on with the band and we feel as the backing band it should be up to us what we want to be called. So I'm curious what all of you think and which name you like better.

    Thanks!

    Andrew
     
  2. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    We don't need help naming the band. I was just asking to see which one most of you guys prefer.

    Andrew
     
  3. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    You know... I know a Teresa Peterson. Anyway. Just my lame 2 cents.
     
  4. QORC

    QORC

    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    neither.

    There is no "heat" in that name.

    Bands that are "Someone's Name and the..." went out some time in the 80s I think.
     
  5. How about Soul Education and a girl named Teresa. :bassist:
     
  6. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Trout Peterson & the Sole Education... taking you back to school
     
  7. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    Dr. Dick and Condom-nation.
     
  8. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    Well our band plays mostly 60's and 70's music so I'm not too worried about being trendy.

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions/Imposters
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    2 great bands...with "and the" so I think its ok.

    this poll pretty much told me what I wanted to hear.

    thanks anyone who voted.

    Andrew
     
  9. bkirk

    bkirk

    Oct 2, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Hi MB,
    Just a question, if you get a female backup singer or two in 6 months, will they like being "Boys"?
    Of the two, I'll vote TP and the Soul Education.

    I played in a female fronted Motown, classic rock, blues, etc. band.
    Based on "she pretty much has control of everything else...", it sounds even more familiar. Our band's ego difficulties started with the first gig and grew exponentially. My apologies if Teresa's your best friend but I hope you guys don't discover that she really wanted to name the band Teresa Peterson and the Teresa Peterson Band featuring Teresa Peterson.
    BK
     
  10. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    We've had several gigs already and things have been working out great. Teresa is a great singer and a really good person , she needed a band and we were happy to be part of it. I think we have a good future regardless of the name...but we shall see.

    Andrew
     
  11. bkirk

    bkirk

    Oct 2, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Glad to hear it's working well. It's great when it comes together.
    Happy gigging!
    BK