What genre is my band?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by qfbass, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Any comments would be much appreciated in regards to what genre's/artist influences you personally hear in our music. I feel that our current genre label doesn't quite portray what we do and this makes things difficult when booking.

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  2. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Adult contemporary ultra-light jazz
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  3. Nice stuff. But I think your name your name could be as much of a problem. When I saw the name Ladyslug, I wasn't expecting sophisticated, jazzy pop.
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  4. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Latin lounge disco? I definitely don't know the genre of your project, but the band name is pretty incongruent with the vibe of the music, in my opinion.
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  5. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    'Ladybug' would describe your band better then 'Ladyslug'.
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  6. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Aussie neo-pop jazz
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  7. tzohn


    Apr 26, 2015
    Nice playing:thumbsup:

    However I would call this neo-mainstream
  8. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    No idea about genre, but I like it. The only good thing about your name is the cool logo.
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  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
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    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

  11. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    I hear a bit o' Steely Dan in there, with a schmeer of Kate Bush

    LadySlug is a bit creepy for my taste though given the music....
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  12. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    I agree with everything that's already been said:
    A bit of Steely Dan with a touch of Yes
    Adult contempo
    Light jazz
    Cool logo
    Weird name (might be a good thing. People are sure to remember it)
    Great sound
    Love the bass sound, especially those low notes.
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  13. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    Yeah, love the music but hate the name. Ladybug like someone else said or perhaps Lady Luck? ...anything but Lady Slug. Here in up over in the Pacific Northwest we have some big slugs and there is nothing attractive about them at all...

    Love your playing though!
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Music is kind of all over the place but it is progressive in nature. There are elements of jazz, rock and funk. I also agree that the band name doesn't help. I was expecting to hear metal.
  15. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Jazz. Why split hairs further than that?

    Bounced your name off my guitarist GF plus three other women I know who are into music big time. Their consensus?

    a) The music is fine. Sounds good.
    b) Just call it jazz. Or fusion.
    c) Lose the name Ladyslug. Pronto.


    PS - one said I should tell you almost no species of slug are one fixed gender or another. They're hermaphrodites.
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  16. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    You probably think I'm nuts, but I hear Renaissance meets Brazil66
  17. ThePresident777


    Oct 6, 2013
    Gross Icky Bug Lips

    Sounds good, btw. For some reason I'm tangentally reminded of Missing Persons.
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  18. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Dig the band name and logo. I think it is clever and a bit perverse. And I like it when a band name doesn't telegraph the genre or even throws the listener a curveball. Don't change it.

    I would call the genre Smooth Cocktail Groove.
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  19. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
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  20. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Art rock
    Experimental pop

    ...whatever genre they call Kate Bush's music.
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