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Tribute Band Names

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by juancaminos, May 5, 2018.


  1. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    I'll start with A-SHE D-SHE All female AC DC cover band from Northern California.
     
  2. twinjet

    twinjet WASH YOUR HANDS Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Also an AC/DC tribute band, Hell's Belles. Couldn't tell you a lick about 'em except they're all women.
     
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  3. Bobro

    Bobro

    Feb 22, 2018
    Maribor, Slovnia
    Hell's Belles is a genius name for a female ACDC tribute band!
     
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  4. twinjet

    twinjet WASH YOUR HANDS Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    I suppose. I wasn't really a big fan of it, but that's coming from a non-AC/DC person.
     
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  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Iron Maidens
    Lez Zeppelin
    Zeparella
    Judas Priestess
    Bitchfits (all female Misfits trib, I used to work with ‘Glenn’, or was it ‘Glenda’?). They had been called Ms. Fits, but they changed it after a cease and desist.

    Most of the time, if it’s a standard ‘recreate the experience’ band, they just use a best known, apropos song title; not very imaginative, but I guess it gets the idea across for advertising purposes. Nothing beats Midget Kiss for sheer spectacle.
     
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  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Which One’s Pink?
    Cubensis (Dead trib)
    Mex Pistols
    Mac Sabbath(a psychotic freak show parody with McDonald’s characters)
    Brown Sabbath(not so much a straight-ahead trib, but a Latin/Soul/Salsa reimagining of Ozzy and company)
    Band Who Fell To Earth(Bowie trib)
     
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  7. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Petty Cash is a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers & Johnny Cash tribute band
     
  8. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Bon Journey is a Bon Jovi & Journey tribute band
     
  9. I've seen Bon Journey - Pittsburgh area, right?

    There's a local tribute called Hootie & the Gin Sprockets. Haven't seen them, but cool name.
     
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  10. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Yes, Bon Journey from Pittsburgh. I booked them for a large festival in August and my band is opening for them.
     
  11. QORC

    QORC

    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    they didn't invent it. There are at least 4 I know that use that name
     
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  12. QORC

    QORC

    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    bunches of them use that name
     
  13. QORC

    QORC

    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    For popular tributes - like ACDC (and my God there are so many of them in the world) -- the best names are used repeatedly. You can't get away from it.

    Clever names are good but the name should suggest the band - often its the name of the band's most popular album or single like "Back in Black", "Rocket Man", or "Never Mind" or something - but sometimes they are funny clever, suggest both the band and the fact they are a tribute

    Proxy Music (for Roxy Music)
    Faux Fighters (Foo Fighters)
    The Rolling Clones (The Stones)
    Fleetwood Mock (Fleetwood Mac)
    Nearvana (Nirvana)
    The Fab Faux (Beatles)
    The Alter Eagles (Eagles)
     
  14. wideload

    wideload

    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    A friend had a Pink Floyd cover band called Pink Fraud.
     
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  15. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Jerry's Kids (hopefully no explanation necessary)
     
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  16. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Revolver...we used to be a Beatles tribute, now doing 60's-70's. Still lots of Beatles!
     
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  17. Bobro

    Bobro

    Feb 22, 2018
    Maribor, Slovnia
    That's a great one, not just because of the Beatles reference, but because revolving means something comes around again, and that is what you are doing. Brilliant, really.
     
  18. taught

    taught

    Jan 5, 2015
    Hungary
    Poo Fighters - A dad band. They play early to get home feeding the infants
    Dire Gays - Some feminist/lesbian/gay band from New York.
     
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  19. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Dont' know if they are still active, but I heard of a band in my area that was a Ventures tribute. They were a dad band using the name The Dentures.
     
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  20. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    See, this is why some bands just don't get a lot of tribute bands. I mean, what do you call a Kinghorse tribute band? Countdonkey? Princecow?
     
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