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Band Name Help please.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Groovin_Joe, Mar 31, 2004.


  1. Hey all you guys and gals.

    This summer I am moving back to my home town and I am starting up a small Jazz combo to do small gigs here and there, weddings, cocktail parties, stuff like that... We play mostly standards and a few originals as well. As of now, there is no singer.

    I have wracked my brains thinking of a name, I have to make business cards and I need a name...

    ANY IDEAS?

    Thanks for the suggestions...

    Adam
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    How about "Foaming at the Groin"? That will go over great at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and corporate parties.

    There's a whole list of band names worth checking out here.
     
  3. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI

    That's silly! Anything that's not taken....
     
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    "The In-Laws"

    I like "All You Can Eat" from the above list.
     
  5. This web site will generate names for you:
    http://www.bandnamemaker.com/sbf/generate/

    e.g.
    Burnt Cotton
    Sneaky Plant
    Nitrogen Epidemic
    Adjacent Potato
    Handsome Mate
    Slipping of the Fork
    Faceless Carnage
    Omega Conviction
    Crazy Fox of the Essential Jacket
    Pond Trial
    Idiot of the Coalition
    Two-bit Bag
    Gospel Dose
    Highway Granola
    Central Pork
    Vagabond of the Sternum
    Somewhat of the Painful
    Tapestry Mankind
    Leftover Tenderloin
    Fig Switchblade
    Pernicious Rejection
    Law Tiger
    Clockwork Babylon
    Sultry Criminal
    Hindrance Grouch
     
  6. Perfect-Tommy

    Perfect-Tommy

    Mar 28, 2004
    Ohio
    I always like:

    The J. Edger Trio
    Big Abdula and the Butchers
    Your Boyfriend's a Wuss
    I Kicked Your Boyfrend's Ass
    Why Don't You Love Me??? <=== the three question marks is key
    Phat Lewt
    Hong Kong Hitmen
    Cheesehat (great if you're a Foghat cover band)
    Big Red Fez

    Feel free to use any of them. I used to spend my college years sittign in class dreaming up crazy band names.... :D
     
  7. I was in a couple of jazz choirs in high school and at the competitions there were some hilarious names. it seemed like people took any work with an "azz" sound, and made it "jazz". the only one that comes to mind at the moment is razzmajazz.

    This led me to decide one day i'll have a jazz combo called "orjazzm". i doubt i ever will, so if you want it, it's yours.

    i fully expect someone to come on and say it's taken, but i've never seen a band with this name.......
     
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've always wanted to name a death metal band Morbidly Obese. That is so wrong on so many levels. Especially since I'm 5'10" and weigh 125.
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Hey Joe.....I found myself in the exact same situation. We decided to call ourselves Triple Shot. Three guys in the band, and we usually play coffee house gigs.

    -Mike
     
  10. Baofu

    Baofu

    Mar 8, 2003
    WA/CA
    Hehe, that random band generator is funny when you put dirty words in it. Like something that rhymes with mock.
     
  11. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I now it has paid off.
     
  12. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    "The Smoke'n Butt Dreads"


    It's yours if you want it.
     
  13. Perfect-Tommy

    Perfect-Tommy

    Mar 28, 2004
    Ohio
    Well, know I'm actually thinking if my current band ever falls through, my next band just might be "Phat Lewt." Nothing screams "I'M A NERD!!!!!" like using Everquest l33t speak :p
     
  14. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I saw "Cerebral Paisley" in an article the other day and was instantly jealous that I had not come up with it.
     
  15. Here's some off the top of my head:

    Cocktale
    Linton Grass
    Fat Guys
    F***ck!
    Hat Studio
    Krum
     
  16. In high school i was in a tragically hip cover band called "hip replacement"
     
  17. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Here's one,


    "The Lubricated Jelly Boys"
     
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    My fave that I have posted before is

    Ornery Peephole

    but in a more jazz context I can come up with:

    The Jaco Used Four
    Infusion
    Hat Metheny
    Not Shocktea

    Strawberry Diva Dip
    No Longer Incarcerated
    Cheaper than Marriage
    Bet you wish you hired Mike Stern!

    Microtonal Madness
    Former All State Jazz Band Wannabees
    Music from Mars
    Bass and Clean Tuxedos

    More Esspresso
    Mughlai Marg
    Jazz Vindaloo
    Born to be Bland [ yeah, I know, I have to stop now ...]
     
  19. blowabs

    blowabs

    Apr 7, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    go ahead take it: "Infants Without Tickets"
     
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'll let you borrow Live Bait.