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Band name opinion

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by BasementWarrior, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Yes

    45 vote(s)
  2. No

    139 vote(s)
  3. Other

    7 vote(s)
  1. Ok. Simple question. Do you like the name: Hey Grumpy.

    Kind of a moody hard rock sound.

  2. Band sound for reference.
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  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    Grumpy by itself would be good, imo.

    Good name for a dad band.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
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  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Yea, I'm lukewarm on the Hey, but I wouldn't be surprised if Grumpy was already in use somewhere.
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  5. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA

    Yep... GRUMPY out of Harrisburg PA, currently active with over 1,000 likes on FB.

    Hey Grumpy reads like I would expect them to make me laugh, and you guys are "kinda moody hard rock."

    I've certainly heard lamer names (*cough* Carseat Headrest *cough*), but if the music is good enough you'll still attract fans and airplay (*cough* Carseat Headrest *cough*)
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  6. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    If the band members are Sneezy, Doc, Dopey, et al, it's fine.

    Otherwise, no. Just no.
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  7. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Hard no. People just don’t associate “Grumpy” with a good time.

    Seriously, HAPPY SNEEZY DOC is leagues better.
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Sounds like a ‘get off my yard’ kind of thing.
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  9. is there a band called Carrots?
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  10. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    The Grumpy Carrots! :bassist:
  11. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    That’s not bad! Compels you to visualize it, which goes a long way towards making a name memorable.
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  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    No. Doesn't do much for me.
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  13. Savage_Dreams


    Jan 8, 2007
    they do if they have a sarcastic sense of humor ;)
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  14. factory presets

    factory presets

    Mar 3, 2020
    Dopey is probably still free

    But hey grumpy sounds like something you call your band if you don't swear or take drugs. But you want people to think you might.

    The polar opposite of edgy.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
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  15. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Like the song and vibe. But IMO the intro is too long. I’d suggest only doing one repeat of the intro riff before coming in with the vocal. :)

    The “hey” doesn’t work for me. But do play around more with the grumpy meme. I like it!
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  16. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I'd vote against if it were my band. If you going to include "Grumpy" in your name it needs to be paired with a non-sequitur - Grumpy Carrots actually works for me in general. Maybe not for your genre, but it's a good example of how to make that kind of word work.
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  17. MasterG


    Dec 21, 2018
    Sounds like a bunch of old grandpas.
    Bassdirty, Spectrum, SoCal80s and 2 others like this.
  18. dadglasser


    Oct 11, 2009
    The name doesn't really do anything for me. Maybe Grumpy Guitar Guys (I know there are other instruments, but at least that gets the alliteration going). Maybe browse through the "Accidental Band Names" post. I always liked "Lasagna Lizard" myself.

    Accidental Band Names- what did YOU hear today?
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  19. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Hey Grumpy, no.
    At least not for that music...maybe for something folk-rock, Americana-ish.

    How about ... GRUMP!

    Edit: just checked and apparently there is a punk band called Grump in Halifax, NS. So I suggest, when the travel restrictions are over, you guys head over there and fight them for the name.

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  20. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    too late?


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