Thinking about using a stage name....what do you think?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by BahamaBass, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. BahamaBass


    Nov 15, 2008
    I've always never thought my real name sounded like a musicians name....well maybe a country musicians name. I've been using just Gavin K just for now but I need a better stage name.

    My real name is Gavin Knowles so thats why I used Gavin K

    some names I have considered...

    Gavin Johanson (using my mother maiden name)
    Gavin Erskine (using my middle name)

    thats all I got.

    only thing my parents would be devastated if I changed my last name. I don't have any nick names to chose from. I guess I'm just plain all boring.

    also I feel a stage name should reflect a musicians style or genre. I've studied jazz but I play mostly rock.
  2. HogieWan


    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Gavin Knowles sounds like a musician name to me. I share a name (first and last) with the Cranberries' bass player
  3. IMO work with the Knowles. I.E TROLLS Knowles , or something along those lines.
  4. How about:

    Gavin "G-Man" Knowles

    Gavin "G-string" Knowles

    "Brown Note" Knowles

    "Horse Hung" Knowles

    Gavin "I Can Lick My Eyebrows" Knowles

    Bluesy Soul :cool:
  5. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    You're a dude?

    --Bomb :bassist:
  6. BahamaBass


    Nov 15, 2008
    thanks for the ideas. keep em coning. I got to go catch my flight to Australia now. will check back later. thanks.
  7. There was once a bassist who could not decide between using John Wise (his girlfriend's last name) or John Allison (his girlfriend's last name.

    He wound up calling himself John Entwistle, just like his parents did. That sounds less like a musician's name than Gavin Knowles,IMO.
  8. vagus


    Feb 8, 2009
    Gavin Knowles sounds like a bass player's name if i ever heard one. Sounds a little like a bass player you might have heard of Noel Redding.

    I was blessed with the Stage ready name Duke.
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008

    And I think your name is definitely a musicians name, IMO.
  10. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
  11. My real name is Ronald MacDonald
    Yea, yea, get it out of you system.
    In Scotland a name like that is near royalty.
    20-years ago someone called me Mickeyd.
    It stuck.
  12. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Im still laughing.. no offense, of course.
  13. Offence taken.
    Of course.

    Try to think up something new I haven't heard.
    You run into a lot of lame uncreative SOB's when you got a handle like mine.
  14. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    A friend of mine toured in the far East in the 70s; his stage name for the tour was Rollo O'Rillio.
  15. nothumb


    Sep 20, 2006
    well i want to say go by gavin erskine in homage to fred erskine, but really i think gavin knowles is fine.
  16. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Hmmmm there is some chick named Beyonce that has your last name too. she's doing Okay.....:bag:
  17. That's not what the profile states. Interestingly, I beoieve the default setting is male, so for it to be female requires conscious effort. W/e- I've known for years that I am a lesbian(a HOT one, too ;))trapped in a man's body.

    On topic- my *default* rocker name(or metal band name)suggestion is always 'Liberace'
    Imagine how awesome you'd need to become to play under that name w/a straight face.
    Have fun in Australia, Sheila.
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd go with Gavin Gavin ... kind of like Duran Duran.
  19. dude.......kay(e) just seems so obvious.....not that it's going to make much difference what name you use......i won't bother to alert the media.....
  20. Rav


    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    At least everyone that meets you remembers your name. That is the part that matters.

    Marketing fundamental. Any reason for someone to remember you or your product is a good thing. Even if its for a comical or bad reason. At least you are known.