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Stage Names

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 5s_tring freak, Jul 27, 2002.


  1. Me and my band are all making stage names for our ep and to use.

    So far mine is either "Mr Tumnus" (cos of my facial hair) or "Fabio Rasmussen" (my pornstar name).

    My guitarists is either "Bart Fomb" of "Huck Forse" (for all you guys into spoonerisms out there).

    Anyone here use stage names?
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Why???

    I suppose next you'll be wearing spandex and have loads of hairspray in frizzy hair?? :p

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  3. what do you mean "suppose"?

    We already do!!:D
     
  4. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I think good stage names are just nicknames people start calling you when you play. People began calling me "Spider" because of my fingers when I play. I should start introducing myself as "Spider" when I meet other musicians. *LOL*
     
  5. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    People called me "Pitty" for a while, on account of the pit stains. A couple of beatings put that one to rest, though.:p
     
  6. I got mine "Big O" based on my height, last name, and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal being nicknamed that in 1975 or so. My ex calls me the big nothing.....:p
     
  7. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Big O, your headstock avatar isn't looking very smug........but then I guess, that's why you're just a smug bastard wannabe. :D
     
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Flea and Slash are a couple of the only musiccians who are known by their stage names and dont sound ridiculous because of them.

    If its not authentic, chances are its gonna bite, big time.

    I suggest you just go with what people call you.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  9. People call me Babyface, and my guitarist is called Aaron Jizz by everyone.

    Babyface is taken, and i dont think Aaron Jizz is appropriate.:D
     
  10. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    For my first band ever, my stage name was minor the guys told me they thought it up kinda as the huge guy that is called tiny. BTW i was the biggest guy [height & weight wise] in the band. For the Pit Section in Marching Band last year on our shirts i had TB [that thing you do, where the bassist is just called TB] since when people would ask others what my name was [freshman bassist] they'd tell them "It's Cam, The Bassist" which kinda grew into some people calling me bass dude [AOL Screen Name now LJHSBassDude]. If my regular nickname qualifies as a stage name it's Cam, since my full first name is Cameron but i've been called Cam ever since i can remember and now i think right about everyone including my directors or new people call me Cam within a week. I used Mac as a stage name thingy in the blues rock band i played in [it's an off & on thing] since my last name people call me Mac & then Cam backwards. Thats all of the stage names that i've used that i can think of. thats all
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are stage names, albeit not the most interesting ones. Personally, I think Alice Cooper's old pseudonym was the greatest.
     
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    What was his old pseudonym?

    Peace
    Nick
     
  13. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Vincent F***face. He was always Alice Cooper, but it was a side name-sort of like Ziggy Stardust for David Bowie (although he's really David Jones).
     
  14. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I like Vince F much better.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  15. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Me too, but it probably doesn't fly too well now that he and his wife do children's theater stuff.
     
  16. supergreg

    supergreg

    Jan 20, 2002
    People call me "Funk Daddy Deluxe" or " Butt Smacker."
     
  17. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    My friends and family call me Monkey (since I was two years old), so I use it when I play. It was Funky Monkey when we were doing a lot of funk. It's funny; when I was an adolescent, I wanted a nickname and didn't even think of Monkey, because it was what my family called me. After college, I sort of rediscovered it, and it now it fits me.
     
  18. Hey

    There are plenty of stage names in bands out there, when you think about it. Especially metal and punk, albeit mainstream bands like The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Mushroomhead.

    I'd say hip hop probably does it the most out of any genre. Maybe it has something to do with their incredibly huge egos and commerically whoring lifestyles. But 'P-Diddy'?? ***??? I could find two totally random words out of the dictionary and it would probably sound better... uhh, 'Teaspoon Camouflage'.

    Back to bassists, 'Sting' is probably one of the easier to remember. He's the man.

    Laters
    John.
     
  19. you could do what my band was going to do, use the Jlo formula!

    Jennifer Lopez = Jlo
    this means take the first letter of your first name and the first 2 of your last name (but spell it like it sounds so people wont think you copied her)

    mine:
    Ryan Beerry = Arby (spelled differently, of course)

    And there you have it :D
     

  20. If I were to do that, I'd end up with JayKay (James Knowles) and that's already been taken, by that eejit from Jamiroquai, and *I* don't want to sound like I'm copying him.......


    So I just use my regular nickname (Jake) and pretend I have no other names at all.