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  • Avatarifair123
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    #4018 |

    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
    Professional
    Refined
    Sophisticated yet fun
    Joyous
    Groovy
    Energetic and smooth
    Vocally centered
    Theatrical
    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.

  • Avatarsnark
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    #4025 |

    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.

    Smileclops

    Sweet Chariot

    Groove Machine

    Swinglow

    Dancing Fools

    Chackalaka

    Boom Chackalak

    Wavio

    Oddball

    Freakshow

    The Strangers

    Kilter / Off Kilter

    Joyville

    Rhythm Explosion

    • Avatarifair123
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      #4075 |

      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).

       

       

  • FrannyFranny
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    #4035 |

    (too fun!)

    Noodle and The 60-Grit Heels

    Firewater and The Barrelheads

    Fuzzy & The GrooveMonkeys

    Percolation Theory

    The Silk Notes

     

  • OCAdManOCAdMan
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    #4040 |

    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.

     

  • Avatarifair123
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    #4050 |

    Hey everybody thanks for the suggestions so far. I just want to make clear that we are not a 70s band but we do play music release in the 70s. We play music from the 70s to anything released this year. Thanks again.

  • OCAdManOCAdMan
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    #4063 |

    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!

     

  • OCAdManOCAdMan
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    #4065 |

    BAND NAMES

    Double Vision

    Feels Like The First Time

    Foreplay

    Don’t Look Back

    More Than A Feeling

    Cover Me

    Retrograde

     

    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)

    El Segundo

    Maywood

    Monrovia

    Yuba City

    Merced

    Porterville

    Boyle Heights

    Kinney Heights

    Reseda

    Tarzana

    Commerce

    Lawndale

    Norwalk

    Lancaster

    La Puente

    Aliso Viejo

    Fullerton

    Seal Beach

    Yorba Linda

    Los Alamitos

    Brea

     

     

  • Avatarifair123
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    #4074 |

    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!

  • FrannyFranny
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    #4076 |

    Stage Left Grooves

    The Playbills

    Groovehouse

    Funky Playhouse

    youTunes

    The Jiggy Notes

    The Ovations

    Bravo Band

    Act One

     

  • Avatarifair123
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    #4077 |

    To Franny: Nice!

  • FrannyFranny
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    #4078 |

    Thanks, ifair123. And thanks for your ongoing feedback- helpful!

  • OCAdManOCAdMan
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    #4088 |

    Here are some groovy East Block concepts to mull over:

    DDR Rundfunk / Funkhaus Berlin

    Fernsehfunk

    Gary and the Powers that be.

    Little Red Trabant

    Zones of Occupation

    The Honeckers

    Brandenburg’s Gate

    Volkskammer

    Wolfgang of Leipzig

    Katarina’s Witt

    Equestrian Statues

    May Day

    The Fearless Leaders

    The Boris Godunov Quartet

    Natasha Fatale & The Sinister Mr. Bigs

    Détente Day Afternoon

    Razryadka

    Panic in Potsdam

    Ministry of Funk

    Good Bye, Lenin!

    Iron Curtains!

    Alexanderplatz

    Bobby Fisher?

    Council of Foreign Ministers

    Brain Drain and

    Charlie and the Checkpoints

    Ich bin ein Berliner

    Mr. Gorbachev and the G Spots

    Ostpolitik

    Rapprochement 1991

  • Avatarifair123
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    #4104 |

    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.

  • Avatarifair123
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    #4105 |

    I just wanted to mention that I do like many of the names you all are putting up. I did a little research and many of the names you list are taken. That’s a good thing if you know what I mean.

  • Avatarsnark
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    #4109 |

    Smooth Operator

    Venus Drops

    Opaline

    Curio Shop

    Amygdala Swing

    Illyrian Wind

    Hacienda Sawgrass

    Electric Space

    Shakerbeats

    Loveblossom

    Elastika

  • FrannyFranny
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    #4112 |

    Inspired by snark’s list above. (really like “drops” in the name)

    LoveDrops

    Dripnotics

    The Playwrights

    Dynamic Pentameters

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