Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by jaxom, Jun 8, 2018.
Name the band after the guitar player and see if he shoots that down.
We had that issue many years ago when my longtime band Nephilym was trying to agree on a name. What we did was booked the conference room at a public librairy and agreed that we wouldn’t leave until the library kicked us out or we agreed on a name. It was a fun process. We used the chalk board in the room. Everyone was pretty into it. We ended up picking about a dozen names that we found in books we’d pulled off the shelves and narrowed it down from there. I’m glad we didn’t just go with some of the names that were originally suggested because most them were silly/joke type names. Not that I’m totally against that, my first band was more of a punk rock type of band, and we had a silly name. And half the people from that band ended up in Nephilym. But Nephilym marked a drastic change because the previous band we were in had a different singer that would say silly things in songs. And Nephilym right off the bat our first album had songs about very personal/serious things and highs and low. most our music is very bipolar. There are songs about love and hope, but we’ve also written songs about sleazy women, parents getting divorced, my singers dads heart attack, my dad passing, even dissociative identity disorder.
Ladies and gentleman, may we have a warm New York welcome please for Punchhiminthedickmaybe!
It is possible that all 50 of those names sucked as badly as his.
I hate coming up with band names.
use his name in the bands name ..!!
In think it's the John Doh band.
People really get worked up over this stuff? Good lord. Call yourselves the Karrot Krew and go get some gigs....
How about voting, majority rules?
I would destroy them
I googled ‘Gut.com’ and it’s still available. I hope one of you guys grab it before I do.
It's a guitarist, so you might have to bring a magnifying glass!
I get to bag on guitarists, I am one.
No drama with band names this time around, I just went up to the hottest young lady in town and said I'm starting a new band, it's called Shotgun, do you want to play bass for us? "Never played bass before, but how hard can it be,so sure!" (pro jazz singer and piano player, natural feeling on the bass just as I expected). Doesn't own a bass? No problem, we've got one for you and I'm going to build a custom bass for you, too.
The modern version of The Commodores method of pointing to a word in the dictionary!
Little known fact: Carly Rae Jepsen originally proposed this as the title of what became Call Me, Maybe! (False Facts made possible by members like you!)
How about the Outlaw Wizard Kings?
Reach for the Skyler is kind of catchy.
All band names are stupid until the band gets popular.
If he can't cooperate on this dumb minor issue, how are you going to make major decisions?
Here's one approach for a democratic band: everyone comes up with a list of nominations, say five names each. Anyone can veto a nomination IF they have a serious reason - an "I cannot possibly go out in public associated with that name" reason. (If he tries to veto huge piles of names for no good reason, give up and fire him). Then once you have a nomination list, everyone write down their three favorites, but they CANNOT vote for any of their OWN nominations. Most votes for a name wins. If there's a tie, do a runoff between the highest. If no nomination got more than one vote, eliminate the ones that got no votes, put the rest on a wall and throw a dart at it.
357 and the Magnums?
Is an "enlightened entrepreneur" related to a benevolent dictator? Asking for a friend.
Agree to vote on the name. Have each member offer (up to) 2 band names. More than 2 makes the process too burdensome. Nobody gets to veto anything during this part of the process. Bring up each name, one by one. Have each person rate each name from 0 (hate it) to 5 (love it) points -- do this part secretly, as in each person writes the name and points on a piece of paper and throws it into a hat. After all names are voted on, together open the sheets of paper with the names/points. Name with most points wins. If someone hates that name, they're free to leave the band.