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9 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

Malfunktion.

Sounds and spelt like a Kraftwerk tribute band without access to a soldering iron....

I'd go see them

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Melfunktion would be great if the band leader was called Mel!

Arguably a better name than Graham Central Station. 👍

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1 minute ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Melfunktion would be great if the band leader was called Mel!

Arguably a better name than Graham Central Station. 👍

It still works if he's called Mal.

Or an all girl band of single females playing weddings and parties....

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18 hours ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Melfunktion would be great if the band leader was called Mel!

Arguably a better name than Graham Central Station. 👍

Right.

Melfunkshaun!

The OP can't have this name until I have exhausted all possibilities of getting a Melvin and a Shaun in my band and then being happy that they aren't going to assassinate each other because it sounds a bit like Melvin jumps Shaun's bones as a part of the performance.  It's that or bully some innocent musicians into changing their names by deed poll on the thin promise of a lucrative five year touring schedule.

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On 24/05/2019 at 21:44, Frank Blank said:

I’m still holding out for two band names featuring new town graffiti from my home town. One was a car park sign with the word ‘slagbonce’ sprayed across hence...

Slagbonce Car Park

...and the other just two words sprayed on the wall of an underpass...

President Youslags

...one day I’ll be in one of those bands.

I'm in Sad Lovers And Giants

The name was contrived to suit the acronym...oohhh 39 years ago....

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On 25/05/2019 at 12:34, Skinnyman said:

Could have been worse. Could have been The Country Members.....

Some friends of mine formed a band after many years in separate bands...."Old Country Union"

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On 25/05/2019 at 13:46, SpondonBassed said:

What if your band is already called Pornsite?

We had a support band a couple of months ago called "She Pleasures Herself" and we''ll be meeting them again in Leipzig in a couple of weeks....we were reluctant to google them tbh

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16 minutes ago, Twigman said:

I'm in Sad Lovers And Giants

The name was contrived to suit the acronym...oohhh 39 years ago....

I never twigged!  Doh!!!

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Just now, SpondonBassed said:

I never twigged!  Doh!!!

Few do...bizarrely

We've made up so many stories as to what the name means and where it comes from when in reality it's just longhand for slag

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9 minutes ago, Twigman said:

Few do...bizarrely

We've made up so many stories as to what the name means and where it comes from when in reality it's just longhand for slag

Aw, that's lovely.

Until you explained that I thought it was slightly pretentious for a band name but forgave it as it sat well with many other, often hugely, pretentious 80's bands names.  We went by the name Holiday Mood for example.

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9 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

Aw, that's lovely.

Until you explained that I thought it was slightly pretentious for a band name but forgave it as it sat well with many other, often hugely, pretentious 80's bands names.  We went by the name Holiday Mood for example.

Prior to SLaG the band was known, in the punk days (and before my time) as "The Traumatics"

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The first band I was in had a terrible name but we were popular locally and couldn't change as pubs would just advertise us with the original name. 

The events leading to the hasty naming involved a group of mates that got together with instruments in someone's kitchen once a week, not a band as such, just having a laugh. We went to the pub one evening to see a band and one guitarist was trying to chat up the barmaid with the old, "Oh yeah, I'm in a band you know", line. It worked so well he got us a booking and she asked the name of the band to put in the diary. We weren't a band and we had no name. He looked around for inspiration and a random bloke was wearing a bobblehat, erm "The Bobblehats" he said, [email protected] Anyway we had to choose who would play what a get a set together in three weeks. The gig was horrendous and amazing at the same time. I had massive feedback issues for the first half but got it sorted in the break, at the end a bloke came up and congratulated me on my amazing sound in the first half but didn't like what I'd done to it in the second. It was noisy, raucous, and ferocious and people were dancing on tables and anything that would move got dragged out and danced on/broken. We were paid and the banned from ever playing there again. I learnt a lot that night, not least that we were The Bobblehats and the name stuck. 

Moral of the story, pick your name wisely, it might haunt you for a long time. 

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On 27/05/2019 at 20:49, missis sumner said:

We were going to call our pub playing, covers band, Quiz Night...

There used to be a band around these parts called 'Topless Barmaids'.

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On 24/05/2019 at 21:32, bubinga5 said:

The M5 Connection... Oh dear.

Not sure which bit of the M5 you're closest too, but as soon as I saw this I thought "Spaghetti Junction"

For my most recent band it emerged from the rather acrimonious split of another band where the singer and rhythm guitarist had decided to pull the plug before it descended into actual violence.  We originally kept the name of the previous outfit but at one of the early practices I was about to bring up the subject of changing our name when the rhythm guitarist said "maybe we should change the name, you know, a clean slate and all that".  The rest of us just looked at each other and said "That's it, that's our name ... Clean Slate".

I'm in two other bands. the main band got it's name after we all put ideas into a spreadsheet and then whittled them down.

The other is an acoustic trio/duo and we're named "Remember Tomorrow"  after an Iron Maiden track.

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TBH for a soul funk band you could do a lot worse than “Bubinga”

 

...asthe suggestions so far have amply demonstrated!

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I thought a heavy metal band could be called Truss.

But they would only ever be support...

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"All the kings horses" would have been the name of the band i'm in were i not vetoed.

"Thrill of the chase"
"The Conscious club"
Are two others i liked.





 

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I am  in "Perro Tarquin and his amazing Tricorn Hats"

We do not have anyone called Perro.....or Tarquin come to think of it.

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I was in South Yorkshire the other week and someone was telling me that they used to go and see Saxon in their early days when they were called Son Of A B#tch. 

She was new to the area and would go to a lot of pub gigs, and commented to her then husband that there was a local band she'd never heard of who must be doing well for themselves as they were on all the forthcoming attractions posters, often playing a few nights a week at the same venue, and then again at another pub for another few nights, and supporting a lot of other bands:

One For The Lads

Hubby explained that this wasn't a band, but an, ahem, one woman performance of an artistic nature, and not the same woman each time

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4 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I thought a heavy metal band could be called Truss.

But they would only ever be support...

In a similar vein, I was once in a band called Bread Poultice.

Didn't get anywhere because we sucked.

Ay thank you! 😃

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10 minutes ago, Ricky 4000 said:

In a similar vein, I was once in a band called Bread Poultice.

Didn't get anywhere because we sucked.

Ay thank you! 😃

Badum-tish! smiley

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1 minute ago, Teebs said:

Badum-tish! smiley

Thank you folks, we are here all week. 😁

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11 minutes ago, Ricky 4000 said:

In a similar vein, I was once in a band called Bread Poultice.

Didn't get anywhere because we sucked.

Ay thank you! 😃

Same.

Years back, I was in a band called 'Today's news, tomorrow's chip-wrapper'.

Never had much success - we were rubbish! :D

 

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