Band name problem?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by WayOffBase, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. WayOffBase


    Sep 19, 2019

    Do you think naming my band "Dance Epidemic" or "Dance Outbreak", names I thought of before Covid-19 came along, would turn off potential customers?

  2. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    My personal sense is that, yeah, that's a bad name.

    Of course, there's Cannibal Corpse, Rancid, etc.

    So what do I know?
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  3. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once...

    Feb 24, 2013
    You mean like Dance Fever?

    Yeah, I'd avoid anything with 'Dance' in it ...

  4. 4SG


    Mar 6, 2014
    Can't help but observe that the OP's handle is "WayOffBase"...
  5. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
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  6. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    i agree, "Dance" in a name is dorky. That being said, sometimes i think too much angst is put into a band name. Unless it's really offensive, a great name will not save a mediocre band, and a stupid or bad name will never hold back a great band. it just should not be offensive, easy to remember/spell (so people can find you after a show). but focus on being GOOD, and don't worry about the name so much
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Oh dear, there's a local band with Dance in the name, & I never knew why that bugged me until now, LOL!

    Stop playing dance covers & call the band "Vanz Can't Dance!":

  9. 58kites

    58kites Save a life....adopt a Pitbull Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Austin Texas
    Eight Pounds of Underwear
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  10. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Keep it simple:

    Dance Machine
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  11. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Don't create no problem, won't be no problem.
    I like "Disco Balls"..... either a nod to those classy mirrored balls over the dance floor, or the ailment created by those hot sweaty polyester pants........ LOL

    Don't use baby powder -- they have law suits about that.......
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  12. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    You may wish to give “Anthrax Dance Band” a shot, and see what happens. :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  13. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    No, but those names suck
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  14. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    Free Toilet Paper would probably draw more crowds.
  15. How about Polka Fiasco?
    Me and some neighborhood musicians did a driveway performance - we were called Socially Distant.
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  16. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
  17. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Just own it. COVID 20
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  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not bothered by the potential to offend sensitive darlings regarding C19.

    However, having "Dance" in the band name, and the name somehow not being dorky, will be a challenge.
  19. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    I'm not sure if this is a joke, but if it is, I salute you :D

    If serious, yeah, it might go bad :) Like naming a restaurant "McFoodpoisoning's"
  20. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Dance Plague
    Dance Scourge
    Dance Infection
    Dance Flare-up
    Dance Affliction
    Dance Pestilence
    Dance Infestation

    Yep, they all suffer from unnecessary suckage due to the word dance.