I Need A Band Name

I Need A Band Name

Myself and a few friends have set up a trad band but we desperately need a name and are having trouble coming up with ideas heeeeeeeelp!! 🙂

Re: I Need A Band Name

"Trad For Life"

Posted by .

Re: I Need A Band Name

"Diddly For Life"

Re: I Need A Band Name

the mustard bores,
jeremy and the chaos.
llig leachim and theTrolls.

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Kerfunken Brothers

Re: I Need A Band Name

Go Irish like:
An Buachaillí or
Réaltaí Maidin
:L 🙂

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Hairy Rashers
Yer Grannies Ring
Get Up Outta That
The Howaya’s

They may be already taken though?

Re: I Need A Band Name

You’ve submitted a tune called ‘The Mouldy Pineapple’
Sounds good to me……

Re: I Need A Band Name

Puff Diddly
Diddly Puff

Re: I Need A Band Name

You could go with a yellow board in-joke, like Hilary Stoss

Re: I Need A Band Name

Tradpiper Jig and his Multiple Personalities

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Humours of Mick Diles. (A very obscure title, rarely played). Just joking.

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Drunks.

Never overlook the obvious, in names. Think of The Band, for instance (Bob Dylan’s backing musicians - I think…).

Re: I Need A Band Name

Slippery Weasel.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Pipe tossers

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Trolling Diddley Bashers?

Re: I Need A Band Name

Kathryn’s Tattoo

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Tallywhackers

Re: I Need A Band Name

‘The Devil’s Dream’
‘Eagle’s Whistlers’
‘The Slip Ups’

hmm, yeah I just looked down my Abc files and saw these tune names…yep I’m highly uncreative ;)

Posted by .

Re: I Need A Band Name

Larry Bird

Re: I Need A Band Name

Looney Tunes

Re: I Need A Band Name

Musical Trad-Gedy
Trad-Gic Life

Re: I Need A Band Name

Larry Bird.

Hell yeah, that’s a good one.

Re: I Need A Band Name

BTW I didn’t say "Pipe Tossers", I guess thats an auto edit, Wayn-ker must mean something else to you Brits.

Re: I Need A Band Name

trad.for.life, how about using your own idea:
"Trad Band"

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Willie tossas’

Re: I Need A Band Name

^ There it did it again! It’s portraying me as a pervert!

Re: I Need A Band Name

Eman dnab a’ deen I’

Re: I Need A Band Name

Nine Inch Nellies

Re: I Need A Band Name

Gabby Geezer and The Original Posters

Posted by .

Re: I Need A Band Name

skip hire.

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

wackerplate

Re: I Need A Band Name

Llig SyrupStik and the Hotwiter Bottle Syncopator Collective
Trouser Changing By Numbers
Seventh Son of The Session Wrecker’s Son
Nehari & Two Jeera Nan
Servio Radio
How Are Your Bowels?
Reeling In The Years
Jiggy Jiggy Monsuier.
Ooh Er Matron!
Dead Red Pig and the Flip Slip Jiggers
Brian ‘Rockin’ Mojo Boy’ Simpkins and the Catford Ceili Combo
Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps Please
They Think It’s All Over
Buttons on a Blanket

Re: I Need A Band Name

You might consider looking at a detailed map of Ireland (you can Google "Map of Ireland" to find a good one) and choose a name of a city or village. I think names like Ballycastle, Roundstone, or Castletown Bere make neat-sounding names for bands. You could also come up with a phrase or description that is meaningful to your band (like "good friends making music" and translate it to Gaelic for a neat-sounding and meaningful name.

Good luck with your band!

Re: I Need A Band Name

Ah for folk sake!

Re: I Need A Band Name

Drawing on some recent suggestions I think you need look no further than the Irish translation of ‘How Are Your Bowels?’. Can anyone help with this?

Re: I Need A Band Name

Wacky willlie’s

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Band With No Name
Namely The Band
The Nameless Ones
The Nameless Unknowns (I would suggest the Famous Unknowns but that has already been taken by a local blues-rock band)
The Band Of The Nameless One

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Feckless Reckers

or

The Reckless Feckers

Re: I Need A Band Name

how about
bóthar díomhaoin[the idle road]

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

john.Translation for "How are your bowels" "Conas atá do phutógaí".Possibly not the name of a band that rolls off the tongue but actually sounds ok when spoken.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Can you give us a phonetic rendering of that tab? There are a couple of gaelic speakers at my session and this would make a pleasant alternative greeting.

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

Sure Bernie.Kunas ataw du futogee.

Re: I Need A Band Name

IMHO a name in Irish is pretty crass unless you have at least the basics of the language.

Apart from anything else you’re going to look a bit daft when someone speaks to you in Irish at a gig and you have to say you don’t have the language. (And you won’t know if they don’t speak it either and are making it up!)

Re: I Need A Band Name

@trad.for.life.:

We know too little about where you are, who or what the band stand to consist of, and who you’re out to wow!

Re: I Need A Band Name

Maybe Tom but sometimes the words are just words and can be nice sounding.You might not know that the band name Clannad comes from the Irish word "clann" which means family.All that band were family and the name worked great internationally.Of course,as you point out,they were all native speakers of gaelic.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Crumbling Stack.

It sounds vaguely exciting. I thought first of Crumbling Shack, but that sounds too twee and Old Timey. Stacks are (amongst other things) isolated rock pinnacles that stick out of the seas round Britain and Ireland. They are known to crumble.

Prophet Octopus.

This is in recognition of Paul the octopus that correctly predicted World Cup results. Born in an English aquarium, he is in a native tradition of eccentric savants. It shouldn’t be long before he is elected Chancellor or Rector of some university.

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Angry Gerbils.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Begorrah and the Leprechauns

Re: I Need A Band Name

Ben Hall and Ethical Blend

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Long Willied Leprechuans

Macpherson Was Well Hung



You could sing historical ballads……….

Re: I Need A Band Name

Will Evans and the Big Tabs

Re: I Need A Band Name

You need to think about how it will sound when you Introduce yourself onstage:

"Good evening, we’re The TallyWhackers"…….. For example.

Re: I Need A Band Name

The Bugs of Oranmore

Re: I Need A Band Name

I always thought a good name would be "Those Guys". When a customer asks the barkeep, "Who are those guys?", he’d answer, "Those guys, they’re Those Guys". "Yes, but what’s their name?" "Those Guys" "Yes, the guys playing music." "Those Guys" "Yes, but what are they called?" "Those Guys". You get the picture.

But seriously, I’d be careful with Irish names. I’m in a band called Cairde na Gael and nobody pronounces it correctly.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Diddley Idol

Re: I Need A Band Name

something else.

Posted .

Re: I Need A Band Name

I just saw the best band name, so it’s taken, you’ll just have to come up with another:

Keep Your Fork There’s Pie.

Mmmm. Pie.

Re: I Need A Band Name

Sounds more like an album title. If you want a pie theme how about "The Forking Pie Munchers".

Re: I Need A Band Name

Fuisch, (pronounced fooey)

Re: I Need A Band Name

Or my current favorite, The Bollards

Re: I Need A Band Name

That will be ten shillings and sixpence for each name thank you.