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Awitt
1224269.  Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:42 am Reply with quote

Rebecca laughs started out as a one woman comedy act, but after too many tomatoes being thrown at her, and not enough to make sauce either, she advertised for company and got a response from another fruit-wearing start up comedian.

Together they toured the countryside, but were never really that well known.

And now, please welcome, Harry and the cellos

 
tetsabb
1224872.  Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:42 pm Reply with quote

Harry Wolstencraft was a big fan of F1 driver Reubens Barrichello, and formed a group to perform songs he wrote specially in his honour, such as Monaco, Mon Amour, a 10-minute rap, and here I am in Silverstone with the rear puncture blues again.
He never expected great success, but he and his idiosyncratic line up if mandolin, sousaphone, and, yes, a small string section, do quite nicely touring the European F1 circuits, usually playing the evening before the race for an audience of petrolhheads.
The rest of the time they work for an undertaker in Kidderminster.

They have appeared on the same bill as the awesome, the fabulous, the very loud Haptic Feedback

 
Big Martin
1231339.  Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:51 pm Reply with quote

Haptic Feedback are an experimental music line up featuring electronic sound generators, percussion and brass instruments. They have been called extremely loud and decidedly unmusical, but this has never deterred them and their handful of diehard fans.

Now, by special request, Farts of Woof.

 
tetsabb
1231435.  Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:26 pm Reply with quote

Farts of Woof chose their name, you'll be unsurprised to hear, when playing with a Scrabble set while very stoned.
The name certainly got them noticed back in the 80s when they started touring their hard rock/blues based music.
Little of any interest about them, except that Marty leGrand, bassist and back-up singer, is a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

And now, fresh from a successful tour of the Bible Belt, Four Guys Named Maurice

 
Awitt
1231590.  Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 am Reply with quote

Four Guys Named Maurice are actually that....Don Morris, Mr Maurice (Senior), his son Mr Maurice (Junior) and the fourth is actually called Bobby but didn't want to be the odd one out so changed his name.

They perform in pubs and small halls, and all four answer when someone calls out 'hey, Morris/Maurice'.

And now, make way for the next act.....

The Howling Dalmatian

 
tetsabb
1232361.  Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:06 pm Reply with quote

The Howling Dalmatian are a five-piece folk band who met when they attended a treatment centre for chronic acne sufferers in 2005, in Wolverhampton
They perform a mixture of traditional tunes, interspersed with folk styled renditions of more modern songs, including Springsteen, Sex Pistols and Meatloaf. Born to Run accompanied by penny whistle, mandolin and accordion is a highlight of their act.

And now, their last gig before a 3-month tour if Lapland, Poland an Estonia, please welcome to the stage, A Murder of Crows

 
Awitt
1261730.  Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:38 pm Reply with quote

Ah, er why thank you.

Murder of crows was founded when the original member really did murder this bird, unaware the name was also the collective noun for it.
They were banished to smaller European countries for their tour after that, because reputation follows one everywhere.

Now please welcome:
The Lone Tomato

PS - one of my local friends put this up on FB today. Literally food for thought?

I saw a rock band in Melbourne and the band was having an off night and some people starting throwing tomatoes at the band. I thought "Who would throw a tomato at a band?" That's bad. But then I thought "Who would bring a tomato to a show?" That's even worse.

 
Baryonyx
1261811.  Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:51 am Reply with quote

When Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, a bastard-child, demon-spawn, mutant guitarist was also created in a parallel universe, forever to be known as The Lone Tomato .

Unfortunately his talents stretched only as far as being able to sing covers one step out of beat and on note off key and was not a commercial success. Johnson's gain was Lonegan Thomas Ato's loss.

Now please welcome, Panda Bandwagon !

 
Awitt
1272021.  Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 am Reply with quote

Panda Bandwagon is a group where they all wanted to get on the wagon, but didn't want to stay on it.
Typical of many band muso's, some members of this group took to the drink so fell off their own bandwagon.

Now, make way for.....

Battered Brains

 
tetsabb
1272128.  Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:41 pm Reply with quote

Battered Brains were named after a popular dish served in a Dunfermeline chippy by the father of band founder Ewan MacDonald. Deep fried MArs bars were not outré enough for MacDonald Senior.
Ewan and a bunch of mates learned to play 4 chords on some guitars in the summer of 1977, and toured extensively around Southern Scotland for much of the next 20 years with a mix of punk, Scottish Jacobite and Irish rebel songs.
There is a bootleg of a festival in Auchtermuchty recorded in the summer of 1984. Very rare.

Next, reeking of patchouli oil, please welcome Comic Background Radiation

 
Spud McLaren
1272153.  Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:49 am Reply with quote

Comic Background Radiation based their act on the very English stylings of Stackridge and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The fact that they attempted this in the 1980s electro-pop era is a testament to failed endeavour.
Such was the spirit of camaraderie in the band that when they had to give up touring they stayed together and founded Splott, Drippin, Coldstream and Tworivers, a firm making and exporting an incredibly successful line in Innovative Jams.

 
tetsabb
1275117.  Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:48 pm Reply with quote

Innovative Jams was the soundtrack to a 'happening' in Bristol in1968. Inspired by events in San Francisco the previous summer, a group of avant-garde thinkers booked a small community centre and invited their friends overrfor the weekend. Various musical instruments were set up for anyone to play, art materials, and some projectors with psychedelic slides.
Stupid quantities of drugs were consumed, so much so that no one remembered to set the cameras running, or the tape recorder. There is one grainy photo of a young naked woman covered in paint, rolling on a long sheet of paper, though it could be a portrait of someone's Irish Wolfhound, depending on which way up you hold it.
A few people who attended have vague recollections of something happening on the Sunday morning.

Now, a big welcome please for Sine Qua Non Wave

 
Spud McLaren
1291717.  Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:45 am Reply with quote

Sine Qua Non Wave were formed in the white-hot fires of synthpop, on the premise that electronic music was exclusively composed using only sine waves. They then proceeded to flood the airwaves with sawtooth-wave based tunes. When this was pointed out to them their leader and songwriter, Keith Fruitsalt, packed all his synthesizers into a trailer, pushed it off Beachy Head, changed his name to Archie MacPherson, and opened a garage specialising in the renovation of Trabants.

And now, fresh from their world tour of Swanage, please welcome The Unerected Eurocats.

 
tetsabb
1292756.  Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:59 pm Reply with quote

The Unerected Eurocats came out of the short-lived creative outburst in the Andover rap scene of the late 90s.
Tupac Mangle-Wurzle and Snoop Doggy Ferret-Fettler came together in 1997 in a cider-drinking competition on a farm near Micheldever. They subsequently spent 3 years touring the Southwest in a flurry of creative outpourings before retiring to breed bees near Salisbury.
Biggest hit was, of course, the unforgettable Biggest Combine in the 'Hood

And now, a big hello to FIFA Ethics Committee and Other Contradictions

 
Awitt
1294230.  Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:57 am Reply with quote

FIFA Ethics Committee and Other Contradictions was originally a group of committee members associated with soccer who fancied being a band but they had no talent, hence the 'other contradictions' being added to the name.

And now, please welcome the group Flat 'n' fruity

 

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