ifair123ParticipantMay 13, 2015 at 11:03 amPost count: 6
Started a cover band that plays a myriad of music from different genres from the 1970s till now. The band members’ ages range from 24 to 56. The band covers artists such as; Chaka Khan, Third World, Sting, The Police, Audioslave, Joe Jackson, En Vogue, Jackson Browne and many more.
Here are a few adjectives I’ve come up with to describe how I view the direction of the group:
In the pocket
Sophisticated yet fun
Energetic and smooth
Interesting and different
Odd and entertaining
Any help you can provide with a name will be most apprectiated. I’m at the point where I’ve reached a block. Thanks.
snarkKeymasterMay 13, 2015 at 12:06 pmPost count: 466
Ooohhh, bands are the most fun to name. Be sure to check out Wordlab’s Band Name Generator. Give it a spin, and any favorites you come up with, post ’em back here. Also check out this Forum topic, New name for a retro Motocross inspired Men’s Jogging Suit line — different product, but going for a ’70s vibe, so some of these names could work for you.
Kilter / Off Kilter
ifair123ParticipantMay 14, 2015 at 7:48 amPost count: 6
Here are some of the names from the thread that I like:
From OCAdMan–El Segundo, Monrovia
From Franny–Noodle The 60-Grit Heels, Firewater and The Barrelheads, Fuzzy & The GrooveMonkeys, Percolation Theory
From Snark–Sweet Chariot (I really like that one), The Strangers (another one I really like but I think it may be taken), Kilter (Snark is on a roll).
OCAdManParticipantMay 13, 2015 at 2:15 pmPost count: 13
Not sure if this helps your naming cause, but I had a friend back in the good-old-days of the ad biz who who allegedly knew Jeff “Skunk” Baxter the guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, Donna Summer, the Blues Brothers 2000 movie and oh I don’t know let me thinkkkkk… yes now I remember, a little outfit called The Doobie Brothers! Just saying.
OCAdManParticipantMay 13, 2015 at 6:25 pmPost count: 13
Understood iFair not from the 70’s but rather about the 70’s. Indeed and I can certainly relate, like they say if you can remember the 70’s, then you probably weren’t there.
This fellow (we will call him “Alex” which is not his real name) who allegedly knew “Skunk” Baxter was an outstanding storyboard comp artist, but strictly top-dollar freelance, he would be brought in by the bigwigs upstairs, under the cover of darkness to rendered the hot dog creative directors “visions”. He worked like elf all night, and be gone before we all got in on Saturday morning. We would pop into the CD’s office for a peek at his handy work and marvel in slack jawed amazement, he was a real ace! Of course the know-it-all CD never really knew what had until he was gone. Feed up with the game, “Alex” (not his real name) retired in his early 40’s. The last I heard he was building $10,000 doll houses for blue-hairs up in Monterey!
OCAdManParticipantMay 13, 2015 at 6:50 pmPost count: 13
Feels Like The First Time
Don’t Look Back
More Than A Feeling
MORE BAND NAMES INSPIRED BY CITIES
A lot of respectable bands from the 70’s were named after cities (Chicago, Boston, New York Dolls, Manhattan Transfer)
ifair123ParticipantMay 14, 2015 at 7:27 amPost count: 6
Hi everyone! Thanks again for the submissions. I just wanted to clear up one point. We are not a 70s band nor do we have a 70s theme. I somehow mistakenly gave that impression, sorry bout that. We play music from many different decades but one common thread with all of the music is that it is danceable and makes you move. We play music from the following genres; Funk, Rock, Reggae, New Orleans Jazz, R&B and Soul. We sing about Love (good and band) and Life. We also have a theatrical side meaning we incorporate theater into the show. Thanks again everyone your help is much appreciated!
OCAdManParticipantMay 14, 2015 at 1:27 pmPost count: 13
Here are some groovy East Block concepts to mull over:
DDR Rundfunk / Funkhaus Berlin
Gary and the Powers that be.
Little Red Trabant
Zones of Occupation
Wolfgang of Leipzig
The Fearless Leaders
The Boris Godunov Quartet
Natasha Fatale & The Sinister Mr. Bigs
Détente Day Afternoon
Panic in Potsdam
Ministry of Funk
Good Bye, Lenin!
Council of Foreign Ministers
Brain Drain and
Charlie and the Checkpoints
Ich bin ein Berliner
Mr. Gorbachev and the G Spots
ifair123ParticipantMay 15, 2015 at 5:35 amPost count: 6
Thanks OCaDMan. Many of those names sound like they would be good names for metal bands. We are a bit smoother than that. Our songlist is a mix of several genres. Hopefully our audience will be a mix of people as well. Names that sound too harsh probably won’t fit the feel that the band tries to project.
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