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How to deal with a band member that dislikes every name you come up with?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by jaxom, Jun 8, 2018.


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  1. Airwaves

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    5.1%
  2. Kennedy Square

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. Sideswiping Stevens

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  4. Station Agents

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  5. Giants Under The Sun

    8 vote(s)
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  6. 6 Days Later

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  7. The Colluders

    6 vote(s)
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  8. The Brazen Bowls

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  9. Below Mendoza

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  10. Sumerian Ways

    2 vote(s)
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  11. Sobremesa

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  12. Side Hustle

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    USA
    There's always one Nigel in every band, right? I had mine...smh.

    Here's some of my unused band names;

    Solo Stroke
    Heavy Log
    Weak Stream
    Plunger

    Run those past him...
     
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  2. No Malarky

    No Malarky

    May 27, 2010
    Band names can be a time waster. The 3 piece outfit I play with just went with first name initials of our spouses.

    R.O.K. - It has worked out just fine.
     
  3. soulman969

    soulman969 SUSPENDED

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    What's wrong with his own name? :confused:;)
     
  4. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    Bad Hombres
    (no charge)
     
  5. basslicks

    basslicks

    Dec 14, 2015
    Michigan
    Just call yourselves “The Pessimists” and be done with it.
     
  6. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    Vote, but with an asterisk: Only those who book shows, promote the band, write the songs, or own the P.A. (if you have one) get to vote.
     
  7. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    The Undecideds.
    The Noncommittals.
    Guitaricide.
    Mr. Rogers' Hoods.
     
  8. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    Took us 2 months, almost identical scenario to yours. Played two shows nameless. Finally, guitar player saise "when he books the next gig he will give the venue some ridiculous name," and we all laughed thinking it was a joke. Well, it happened, his 8 year old daughter came up with a crazy name, and we were announced at the show by that name. People absolutely loved it, and it has stuck ever since. Not sure how that helps the OP, but a fun story.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
  9. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    The Quarrymen
     
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  10. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    1. Break up the band. 2. Start a new band, with the name already chosen by you. 3. Invite your old bandmates to join your band.
     
  11. I was once in a jazz band called The Quartette. Then we added a fifth member but still called ourselves The Quartette. On one of our live recordings you can hear an audience member say “There’s five of you!”
     
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  12. Tampabass

    Tampabass Going Viral By 2080 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    I know you are, but what am I?
    The Oneders
     
  13. Shelves of Toilets
     
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  14. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    thought of this:

    the kool aid cowboys
     
  15. Five Finger Dick Punch
     
  16. I'd say if two of you have a band name you agree on, that's majority and unless you're democratic plan is consensus-only, guitarist can just get over it.
     
  17. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Maybe the 2 of them come up with a select few names they like and have the guitar player decide between one of those.

    I still like the TB poll suggestion and we decide the name :cool:
     
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  18. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I think we have a winner! :roflmao:
     
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  19. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Were you a Kitchens of Distinction fan?
     
  20. Stumbo

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

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    The Kingston Trio
     

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