Wednesday, February 24

What's In A Name ?

This week we thought we'd take a closer look at the band and artist names in our Airplay community to see what popped out. So below is a word cloud of the most popular ones.










After seeing this we started to wonder, how did you pick your band/stage name? Drop your answer, band name/stage name and link to your Jango profile in the comments.

96 comments:

Kalevra said...

We picked our band name based on our previous band name. We were The Seventh Son previously, and it had to do with werewolf lore in Argentina. The seventh son born to a family was believed to be a werewolf, and the govt. would give scholarships to these people, along with a priest to bless them, to keep them from becoming a werewolf. We wanted to change our name, but we wanted some of this tied in. So, after watching Lucky Number Slevin, the character's name in the film was Slevin Kelevra. We changed the "e" to and "a" and kept Kalevra. The name means "bad dog" in Hebrew. We thought this was fitting. Since we are a metal band, it gives a little edge to the name.

Wedlock said...

Wedlock was chosen back in 2004 as a reaction to George Bush attempting to put a Constitutional Ban on gay marriage in the United States.

Toshiro said...

Simple. I awoke from a dream in which I was a sexy black & white samurai named Toshiro. And when I woke up, I was still sexy and black & white, and had found myself a new name.

Anonymous said...

How did Paul Brown become Rybird? Well, simply put. . . the stage name came to him in a dream: He was Rybird, a blues singer in New Orleans flanked by two acoustic playin’ babes, one on each side. They toured New Orleans and played from the back of an ice cream truck! Collectively, the trio was called Rybird. That’s who he was. When he woke, the name stuck and it is who he has become, minus the two babes. . . but who knows. . . maybe the girls are out there waiting to collaborate with Rybird, making parts of his dream come true. He is not a blues singer, nor does he tour New Orleans from the back of an ice cream truck, but his techno tracks will make you hot enough to need an ice pop to cool down! His logo, a Cardinal, is an awesome bird to behold which he also enjoys watching and photographing in his spare time, and like the Cardinal, Rybird is always ready for flight.

Josh said...

I chose my stage name, Abraham the Poor, from a 4th century saint of the same name. When he was canonized by the Catholic church, Abraham was called 'Abraham the Poor,' or sometimes 'Abraham the Child,' for his great contributions of wealth to the poor and living himself in poverty for the sake of giving to others. Liked his story, and wanted my act to be associated with something other than my own name, so I adopted this one. I think it's got a nice ring to it, and compliments the lo-fi, folky feel I am going for.

Nicholas 8. Regan said...

I chose my band name because R.U. stands for Regan's Underground and I always wanted a punctuation mark in my band name like the band Therapy? from Seattle, Washington.

T-HOOT said...

T is for Tyler! Hoot rolls with my last name Hoyt. I took the Y out and added an O because I got a witty personality. T-HOOT Add another O to hot and what do you got?

Camille Alvey said...

I go by my real name, but I was named after Hurricane Camille. What is really cool about that is my first Management company that I signed with was "Hurricane Sisters". doo-doo-doo-doo. Pretty wild.

Steven Cravis said...

We chose the name 2012 BC because Bianchino is the last name of our lyricist, and Cravis is the last name of our music composer. 2012 just generates a lot of interest, and the BC could be confused with a historical date, which is kind of cool. Our song is I Need A Second Look at http://www.jango.com/music/2012+bc

and a special interview is posted at http://2012bc.bandcamp.com

So Much said...

So Much to Fear is based on the fact that in this world we live, there is "So Much to Fear".

Charm Face said...

The Charm Face is a non-verbal form of communication often used in situations where a verbal response is simply not required. It is a face that anyone can make which expresses everything that words cannot. It is simply a huge closed-mouth smile. Someone asks you a personal question you don't want to answer? Give them the charm face. Leaving and don't feel like saying goodbye? Flash your charm face as you exit. Watching Charm Face on stage and want to let them know you're feeling good? Let that charm face fly! See the first photo at http://www.charmfacemusic.com for textbook examples.

Anonymous said...

Originally we were "The British Walkers" which was a British invasion band in the 60's and I was in a later version of the band but I had to change the name since the heir of the original singer/songwriter was still getting royalties then I changed it to "The British Woos in keeping with Our british sound and roots.

Billy of the British Woos

Kubby said...

My name originally started at birth haha. My father's nickname was Bear and when I was born, I was nicknamed Cub, which shortly in time turned to Cubby. Everyone still calls me Cubby but as an artist I changed it to "Kubby" with a "K" . It just looks better in my opinion.

Dial Down Man said...

Our name ''Dial Down Man'' is based on a fictitious character who most of the time is not tuned or sintonized with the world he lives in.
We created that character and we feel identified with it.

Slimdog said...

We took the name, "Block Scholars" in 2008 because we wanted to teach others through our music and a couple of us came from "The Block", rough neighborhoods of the US.

Anonymous said...

One day my drummer said, shit I drink so much vultures follow me around. I said "Vultures Await".....it has since gone on to have deeper meaning.

Phil Johnson said...

Well now I may change our name to The John Michael Young Band. :)

We originally came up with a huge list of names and had our friends vote on them. Roadside Attraction rose to the top quickly. Over the years we've grown into the name and become that quirky, funny, and compelling thing on the side of the road that makes you go wtf?

Elyssa @ The Moon Whispers Records said...

I picked the name because I feel an affinity with the moon which I see as a reflection of my own subconscious. When I need guidance I ask her to whisper back to me what I need to hear. And then I make songs out of what she tells me...

aoede said...

Aoede (A-E-D) in Greek mythology was the first "muse of song." And I, Lisa Sniderman, singer-songwriter for Aoede, chose this name both to inspire you and to remember to continually be inspired...I draw inspiration from my own life experiences and many muses and aspire to transfer this inspiration to you.

Gig Pigs said...

Our first gig was at a frat party and we let the crowd pick our name. It was between the Gig Pigs or the Puss Monkeys. You can tell how drunk everyone was.

EB11 said...

EB11 well The EB comes from my name (Eber) and the 11 lets say that is my lucky number:

The thing is that this number has chased me around since I was a kid.

So one night I was recording some tracks in my house and I needed to export them,

And to be able to export them I needed to name them so I hit the keyboard like whatever and guess what came out: of course "EB11"

The second I saw this name I loved it. I identified myself with it so much

That I decided to call my music project EB11, and this is what EB11 stands for.

Ballymun Bootboys said...

The name comes from the part of the of Dublin we grew up in. Ballymun was a world unto itself, very different from the rest of town. It didn't really have the best of reputations. Still, we wouldn't change a thing, well maybe the chipper!

Bootboys were a phenomenon of the 70's, both in Ireland and England. Usually, it was just friends and mates hanging out. Sometimes there was a dark side, the were very territorial. You didn't want to be on the end of that. Some were bad, some good but it was quite a ride.

Ballymun Bootboys Rule

Charles Alexander said...

After playing in so many bands, and than the bands would breakup, and nobody remember who you played with. I found it just as easy to use my own name. I may fell apart, "But" I won't breakup no time soon. :)

Aidan said...

Cole Grifter got it's name from a con man (grifter) named Cole Donnelley (wasn't his real name). He was helping us out in our early days and disappeared with a bunch of our money. He was actually pretty good as a manager, even if he was a fake. That's the short version.
www.colegrifter.com

Chance said...

Aiight, so this is how I got my name "Chance". In 2OO6 i was in a rap group and I was knowned as "Cangri" we made mixtapes and around my hood and at the high school I was knowned as Cangri. Now, in 2OO7 i saw my ex in the gym at the high school with her friends and they called me by my real name because they wassnt feeling the name "Cangri". So, my ex decided to change my name and I told her i didnt want to change my name because I was already used to the name "Cangri". So, she came up with alot of names and i wassnt liking them. She said "loko", "Scrappy", "loso", "dope" etc. Intil she came up with the name "Chance". When I heard the name Chance i was like "hmm Chance? i dont know". I asked my ex & her friends why she says chance is a good name for me. She says "Because the history and relationship we had in 2OO5-2OO6, i always kept giving you chances you being with me". When she told me that I knew she had a point. So, every since that day I was knowned as Chance !! At times in my songs I say "Cangri" but now my name is Chance all thanx to her !!

Slighter said...

being someone who enjoys typography, and the way lettering can strike a visual cord with the person viewing it, I took on SLIGHTER.

to me it just looks great, esp. coupled with the perfect font (see my website), it makes for something dynamic and attention grabbing.

no hidden meaning, no crazy drunken debauchery back story (i.e. look up how Al came up with the name for the Revolting Cocks). Just me, playing with words, defining myself through visual lettering.

R&B SKI said...

My name comes from my Dad. My Dad Is a DJ, he goes by the Name DJ RobSki and they discovered that I can sing and at first it was Lil' Ski but we needed something very unique. So one day when I was recording my very first song my uncle asked me what Genre do I want to sing and I simply replied R&B. He said R&B SKI Is your name. Im going to sing all genre's but R&B is like my home because that's where i am most confortable at.

SharBaby said...

My Aunt gave me my name when I was 6 years old. that name just stuck with me all of these years!

SharBaby

Jon "Shrapnel" Cruz said...

I want to inspire the creation of video games, comic books and animation through metal music. So I came up with the name "Kamikaze Shinigami" (Divine Wind Death God in the Japanese language) and tell Cyberpunk and other fictional stories through hard rock and metal driven music. I developed my style around this and like to put animation to metal.

Hector Davila said...

My name is Hector Davila and my Jango profile link is www.jango.com/music/Hector+Davila

blackberry blues band said...

Blackberry Booze Band started back around 1970 and was named for the immediately apparent reason...sittin' around the potbelly, playing the blues and funk and sippin' the Blackberry...
As David, bass player and founder of the band, is now a certified alcoholism counselor--and over the years we have donated much of our time to school assembly drug and alcohol prevention programs--the name change to Blackberry Blues Band seemed inevitable...funny thing is we are not really a blues band but after 40yrs the name is a fixture in some circles--Asbury Park mainly

electroflesh said...

We were formerly called the "damNoisyasians" (dNa) & when the band broke up & it was effectively just me with guest collaborators. Various names came up such as "some strange addiction" & "razorfamily" but none quite felt right until "Electroflesh" I was always a big fan of early synth music such as "Tubeway Army" & their predecessors the original "Ultravox" with lead singer John Foxx coining the name in his immortal song My Sex & it's still a great song today. I'm pleased to say I'm friends with John on Myspace & he hasnt objected to christening this band. Thanks John & god bless :)

Randy Mullet and the Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs said...

The name "Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs" came from several sources. First of all, "Red Hot Bikini Wax" was already taken.

"Red Hot" is a frequently used phrase that means a lot of things, but usually gets attention.

"Tyrannophonic" refers to the sound produced by the T-Rex in "Jurassic Park" when it roared at the kids in the wrecked SUV outside the T-Rex paddock. Big. Loud. Gets your attention. Mix the "wall of sound" from 60s rock and soul with T-Rex power and you've got it. Our amps only go to 9 and we could beat the 11s from "This Is Spinal Tap" by a mile. It's a logarithmic scale, like the Richter scale, and you don't want to mess with it. We've actually knocked stuff off hooks on the wall with our sound power, and that's with the amps set at 7.5.

"Bunny Dogs" goes back to the "Bikini Wax" idea, but "Beach Bunny" or "Snow Bunny" would be the source of "Bunny," and Dogs hunt Bunnies, but we only hunt bunnies the "good" way. Nobody gets hurt. They usually enjoy it.

Plus, Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs is such a long name that it runs over to two lines on most lists, and will take a really BIG tab in the bargain bin CD sale collection at Wal-Mart. It's easy to find when you look for it.

It's really simple once you think about it.

Oh, also, when we tried to find it on Google it got ZERO hits, so we knew we were in. The rest is history.

Port Mahadia said...

When we were looking for a name we were also working on our first cd. The cd "Echoes in Time” was to be a theme cd based upon the final voyage of a ship Captain as read in his ships log found within wreckage on a beach. Since the first cd was dealing with a ship etc., it just came to mind the Knights Templar’s who fled France in 1307. Many fled in Templar ships and became pirates of a sort. With no country to call home, safe havens were few and far between. One port on the northern coast of Africa was a friendly port to the Templar’s. There they could put into port for supplies. This sea port was known as Port Madia or Port Mahadia. We were looking for a unique name, "Port Mahadia" seemed to work for us.

Tony Copeland said...

I really wish I had a "BAND" name but I don't. Tony is not my birth name however, I've been told that it's a great sounding stage name. So I use it because the fans like it. It's actually my nick name.

BETA said...

BETA came initially from a night of binge drinking and video games. The idea of the use of beta brain waves in music and the fact that this is the second band for all the members.

3 feet up said...

we've heard that 3 feet up is the physical location of heaven. just couldn't think of a name better than that.

Anonymous said...

What it do? Its your boy T.O aka TakeOva, basically Ova stands for One Valuabale Asset. We all have several things/talents thats we're good at, but there may only be a few of them that we do with a passion or even take seriously. I love the entertainment industry in general , I currently run my own recording label (Top Notch Records) and is concentrating more on the business side of it all.

E.C.Davis said...

I was playing in a small club in Boulder Creek Ca.The waitress there could not remember my first name.Finally she asked what my initials were and I said E.C.From then on I played as E.C.Davis

Out of Ether said...

As Artists and Songwriters we take our craft very seriously. We always try to weave in double entendres into our songs-
So we thought; Shouldn't we do the same with our name?

So here is what our name means-

Out of Ether

1. To come from the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

2. To come from a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves

3. To no longer be under anesthetic, to regain consciousness and clarity.

4. To appear out of thin air; out of nowhere.

5. To feel again.


Warm Regards,
Out of Ether

PS. Just want to say- We LOVE Jango! Thank you Jango- We also want to say thank you to the entire Jango staff for all their hard work!!

Johnny Boots said...

My last name begins with G and I was playing around as "Johnny G and" whatever. There were like 3 other "Johnny G"s playing in my area.
I had these really cool boots I always wore when I went out to play out. One night some of my band mates were talking to a club owner and they were talking about me, "Johnny G". Somebody asked which Johnny G are we talking about and Benny, the owner, said "you know, Johnny Boots".
The next thing you know, I am Johnny Boots and so the band name is "the Johnny Boots Band".

Chris Sauter said...

My bands name is "J.E.L.L.i." and I chose it because i told myself: "If BUSH can get away with being called "BUSH" then, I can get away with being called "J.E.L.L.i." and that's that.. =)

Jerome said...

The word reclamate means to recover, restore or to replant, and so, I named myself THE RECLAMATORS because I take the old songs and make them new again, but with a fresh look and feel.

Omnesia said...

Omnesia

Made up wordd

Om "the sound of everything; amnesia - forgetfulness

The fear of losing the sound of everything

President Fluid said...

President - 1. The president of a country that has no king or queen is the person who is the head of state of that country
2. The president of an organization is the person who has the highest position in it.

Fluid - 1. A fluid is a liquid
2. Fluid movements or lines or designs
are smooth and graceful
3. A situation that is fluid is
unstable and is likely to change
often

Jami said...

I was born with it.

Zigg said...

PROWLR came frm prowl and being on he prowl. Now there some silly iphone app that is stealing our name. It actually seems to be a bigger TV app. Hmmm, can they do that?

Space City Spaceman said...

When I arrived from another galaxy and landed on planet earth, people referred to me as a Spaceman. Now live in Space City and am known as the Space City Spaceman.

Let's rock the Universe!

light rain ends said...

I was on a road trip with a friend, trying to come up with band names for my old college band (eventually called 'special in other ways', in honor of Built to Spill, and our complete lack of musical talent). I saw a Right Lane Ends sign, and just swapped the letters, and really liked "Light Rain Ends", it has a sort of haiku quality to it. So, here I am:)

Anonymous said...

I used to be in a group, and they said I was a legacy because I was a white girl that could rap like twista so they named me Lega-C back in like 2002

FlowerPeace&NunzioCiccone said...

Following the encounter with a tibetan lama,the lama inspired to change their name into FLOWERPEACE,for bringing a message of PEACE ,LOVE,RESPECT FOR NATURE,HEALING IN THE WORLD.

Chris said...

My pen name is take from my middle name, James, and my great great grandfather's last name, Collin. I've been using it to sign my artwork since high school, and as a stage name since college. It's sort of a way for me to separate my daily, ordinary life from my artistic passions.

Anonymous said...

I was in this one band and.... AGAINST ALL WILL

says it all.

DBOIS OF MENTAL BLOCK said...

Our Name Was Sitting In Our Face The Whole Time We just Did Not Embrace It Until Last Year,Me And My Brother grew up in south west Atlanta,And my Mom had Four Boys, All of our Names started with D, (even the dogs name!) So when we would come out side to play they would go there go Dem D boys or Where are Dem D boys but the name also meant dope boys. and that did not fit who we are, so we changed the spelling to fit us as a group. and to hold true to our past. There You go!

Anonymous said...

Nikida Rap Minister-Antonio,
My music ministry name came about because form who I am. I am a ordain minister of the Gospel. And I refuse to bury my talents in the sand and not use them. And just so one of them is that of rappin. But as a minister I rap Christ. I minister the Word of God in my music. True Word Records Holy Hip Hop Christian Rap ministry allow me to reach out in this form and with this flava.
So that's what I do and have been doing for a while with Christian "DJ Sow-A-Seed." And that's how my artist name came about.

Tha TRUE ORIGINAL GATA said...

My first stage name was Damsel, but added GatoNegro (a slightly stylized version of Spanish for "black cat", my totem animal) as a surname in 1999 when I had a dream of the Egyptian goddesses Bast and Sekhmet, in which They told me to do something drastic to reclaim much of myself that had been diluted by people trying to change me into something I wasn't (I take my dreams very seriously, LOL). They told me I needed to change my name to reflect who I am and where my spirit comes from. To shorten people called me either "Damsel", "Dei", or "GATA" (which totally disproves the myth that I took it from another chick people like to compare me to; see below). The further change came in 2003, when I dreamt of Bast and Sekhmet again, and They told me, "Not quite enough. Let all of your old self go and embrace your new." So, it was converted into ThaGataNegrra; I made it look like a username on purpose.
I've been adding "The TRUE ORIGINAL GATA" in one form or another for the past four years due to a former "friend" swiping my name and trademark...

Shun Charon "The Death of Ignorance" said...

Shun Charon means "Death of Ignorance".

michael said...

OK Music By Instinct. theres a bit of a story but not a long one. it started off as M.B.I. which at the time stood for Michael Bewick Instrumentals. I soon realized that was rubbish, i changed it to Music By Instinct. Music by instinct literally means capturing your instinctual energy (creativity) so there it is all.

Mike

Music By Instinct (MBI) www.myspace.com/musicbyinstinct

The Chill Flow said...

We got our name thru the way we live life... there is a flow to everything in life. Water has a flow, lava has a flow, music has a flow... we are the chill flow.

Anonymous said...

Mine was easy, since it is my first name. People ask me all the time if it's my stage name, but AMARU is my official/real name :) It's actually a very common name in certain parts of South America (where I'm originally from). More on me? www.amaru.nl

Kenneth H. Williams said...

I've always loved my name, My full name. My friends know me as Ken and that's fine. But I've found that Ken Williams is a somewhat common name. So I"m professionally known as Kenneth H. Williams. I like it, it has a nice ring to it! Kenneth H. Williams, Yeah that's me, my music and who I am.

Kroitus said...

One of my first songs is called "Ogasm". Letter "r" went to "coitus" (sexual intercourse in Latin). Ant first "C" was changed to "K" to be clear, how to pronounce this word...

Mick Lazer said...

My last name is actually Lazer, so that part was an easy one. I had a problem in using my first name Gary, because there is a famous comedian named Gary Lazer. As I was contemplating this, my old mum, who was visiting, called to me from the other room: "Mick, get in here you are missing this!" She was watching the unlimited fighting on the Spike channel. She has always called me by my middle name "Mick" and most of my friends called me by that name growing up, largely because of her. Really then, it is just my real name, so I'm a bit stuck! I liked the name from the earlier post, "Pus Monkeys,or maybe I could try to dream about ancient Egypt and..." Nah, better just stick with what I've got!

Didorion said...

I had to think of a catchy name easy to remember.For months I was searching,in books and dictionaries,tried to use combination of words,not a thing came out of my brain,a total blank,a white sheet of paper,an empty room,a pure struggle,so I said forget it.Then one day,when mind was free from all the nonsense and garbage that constipate the normal function of the brain,I did my three Ss,and in the shower, the name just pop out "Didorion".The moral of the story or any story is,never force anything,let it be natural.Thanx
Didorion

Anonymous said...

DASTARDS - just kept typing in names and checking the .com and .co.uk domain names were available ...

No point in calling yourself anything where someone else already owns the domain ..

Mark Stretch
DASTARDS dot com

Burzinski said...

I chose that "Burzinski" name because it was the last name of my grand-mother.

I've got spanish, italian and polish origins, and was born and live in France. My real lastname is a spanish one.

Fun to use another one... Some kind of theatrical character...

Prophet aka Risen Monk said...

I had been calling myself Risen Monk for awhile. I still do but I was in my friend's car and I wanted him to listen to my CD. Let's say he was not impressed-- the sound quality was not the best. Then for some reason,I switched to an instrumental and just starting free styling. My friend Juan just kind of stared at me and told me I should just call myself Prophet and I added it to my name. It keeps stuff complicated at times, but the story has kept me going.

Kevin White said...

I didn't choose my artist name, my parents did.

I've lived with it a while now, so I'm pretty used to it.

You all can call me Bob. If I don't answer, it's only because I know I'll forget I authorized that.

Kev- said...

Whoops ... made incorrect assumptions about the link to my page on the prior post. Fixed it above in this post, and now it works.

You know what they say when you assume something?

They say, "What an idiot!"

:)

3701 said...

I won't give any answer because a few weeks ago, we threw a name definition contest.

Here was the deal: "give us your version of the meaning of 3701. There is no good or wrong answer, just write what's on your mind. Let your imagination speak for you and share it through email on bonescollection@gmail.com. You will be replied by our sexy hostess Katia who will provide you with a link in order to download a free track and wallpapers created especially for this occasion by our friend Unicode.
We hope you appreciate the gesture as we appreciate your interest and support!
On your marks, get set, go creative!"

Andy Smith said...

We were Wet Coma. Now we are Sonic Rebellion. Names are tricky and thanks to numerous bands in Northern Europe taking every name left, we had to think hard. great article in WSJ on this too. Kudos to Oleg and the rule that all 16 year olds in Finland be in a hardcore band with names like DETH MUFN(they are always misspelled too!) http://www.jango.com/music/sonic+rebellion

Homeless Balloon at Jango said...

I chose the band name Homeless Balloon because my real name (Helge Krabye) is often misspelled. A lot of foreigners (I am a Norwegian) also believe that Helge is a woman's name. (The female version of my name is Helga). Well, I have nothing against women (!), but when a male contact on the web tried to arrange a date with me, I thought the time was ready for a band name. I actually found a band name generator on the web, and after a while the interesting name Homeless Balloon popped up! It suits my music very well. It's impossible to put a single label on my music, and I am always trying to explore new musical territories as I mix real acoustic instruments with experimental electronic sounds. My music is ambient chillout with electronic grooves and a world fusion flavor. It's also free, optimistic and poetic, just like a homeless balloon :)

Shawn said...

We chose Bong Hits For Jesus because of the court case Morse v. Frederick that went in front of the United States Supreme court
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_v._Frederick

Shawn
bonghitsforjesus.net

Sharp Practise said...

When our frontman and songwriter Nigel first put this music together he kept getting rejected because labels wanted a whole band, not just one man. So he got some help from a make-up artist and a photographer, created some characters and pretended he had a full band. When he got an interview with an indie label in England he fessed up to this bit of sharp practise - they signed up the music anyway and so after that the band could only ever be called Sharp Practise.

Chris Fullam said...

My band's name - "CONFLICT IN THE SKY" is a conceptual idea. Wanted to create something that captured human psychology - mainly our tendency to follow and yet be stubborn at the same time. Came up with this:

"Throughout history, man has wondered how the Earth came about. How did this incredibly complex entity known as our planet get created? The theories are numbered in the thousands, with a new one forming everyday. Most believe some sort of god exists in the heavens above the earth. As human beings, we question everything and need proof in order to believe. This is not true of "faith," as we are often told to simply "believe." The reasons for such behavior differ from person to person, but one constant remains the same. Human's do not like to admit they are wrong, and will defend their beliefs at all costs. Wars have been started because of these beliefs, and some of the most horrific events in World history are attributed to discrepancies between theories. The World shall forever be in conflict.

The question to be posed for you is, with thousands of theories, which one is right? What if they were all right, and thousands of "gods" existed above us? Would there be a CONFLICT IN THE SKY?"

The Arcadeans said...

Looking for inspiration I turned Wikipedia. You can get a random article selection and I noted down the titles to the articles, fitted well sounded article names together. Included in that I added "ions", "ens" or "eans" to the end of article names and/or "The" to the start of the names. After producing a list of about 30 names, the band reviewed them and The Arcadeans won out.

Foley Road said...

We call ourselves Foley Road because in sounded kind of Celtic. It also is the the name of the street where we practice. The name lends itself well to our band motto, 'Wherever the Road Takes Us.' Think of the possibilities with that one!!!

Artganic said...

The group started out thinking about singing artical original rastamusic, so we came up with art which is organic. Hence, Artganic!!!

Anonymous said...

We are not really a band, rather, a project at this point. I chose it as it is our last names: Rozich and Brailsford. However, if I do get into a band in the future; I would name it after a prior band: Captive Saint. I liked the way it sounds and the images that comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

Ella was ALWAYS my Name I added an X but didnt looked right, as my Granmother is a Baroness von ........... and the Title was passt onto me well solong it want interfear with creating tunes .... Iam STILL ME despite of Title or not
less I use other nickname giving to me in the past such as Goddess or Empress god knows why yep used that for my Albums even Puma - yep was a fast runner in school , and love diving
even my toddler says Mummy you are a real Mermaid lol must be my long blond hair ,or people in street call me Angel ,Lady Luck etc ,

Stephen Lee said...

For years I used my name Stephen Gould. When it became apparent that most people were stunned to see a 6 ft 3 inch African American and not not a curly head Jewish guy, I started you using my middle name"Lee," hence "Stephen Lee". Now people think I'm a really cool Asian artist. LOL I love it!! Nonetheless, it's what I've been going by for years now, and people know me.

ONE4FIVE said...

The Dynamic Duo: ONE4FIVE decided on their name by using the name of the street from where our quest for music all began. The street name is 145th Street. Our logo also emmulates our name also.

kasuwell said...

I got my name based on my personality by my friends and family. I think having a name thats sticks out is great for promotion easy to remember catchy is always great!

Alamance said...

On Warped Tour 08 we had a nasty crash in our RV, it happened to be in Alamance NC on Alamance Road in Alamance County, what more can we say!!!!

Alamance said...

On Warped Tour 08 we had a nasty crash in our RV, it happened to be in Alamance NC on Alamance Road in Alamance County, what more can we say!!!!

Rockin Rick Rice (IMA Z) said...

Rockin Rick Rice because Rick Rice is my name and Rockin is my attitude and my style when I pick up my guitar to have some fun and get a release (of stress and pent up energy):)

Have had a few other names over the years a band LIVE WIRE and BLITZKRIEG, both signifying a penchant for high voltage rock and roll. Recently IMA Z for a while. Was at a business conference and one of the speakers asked everyone to write down on a piece of paper, without knowing the definition of each, if they thought they were a circle, a square, a triangle or a Z. Whatever first comes to mind. Z came to mind. He then gave some personality profile associated with each and when he came to Z said well those are the drinkers and partiers who just always are looking for a good time. So "I'm a Z". (IMA Z) Went back to using my name however because I don't really have a band at this time. It is just me ROCKIN RICK RICE basically F%&$ing around on my guitar and making music / noise depending on your perspective. If I ever actually find some MUSICAL SOUL MATES and form a band they would probably all have to be Z's (recovering Z's as I am)to make it all come together. That way each band member could honestly and proudly proclaim IMA Z!!

If you want to check out my music/noise (by the way NOT noise pollution) you can enter either IMA Z if that doesn't work enter ROCKIN RICK RICE in the ARTIST SEARCH BOX on JANGO.COM Supposed to be under ROCKIN RICK RICE but at last check JANGO had not processed the update. BE FOREWARNED the guitar is crude, the production quality low, BUT KINDA FUN. One person commented they thought it sucked at first but then IT KINDA GROWS ON YOU and YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THE SOUND before you see the ARTIST NAME. I like to call that "DISTINCTIVE" lol. Playin It LOUD and PROUD...Rick

Chase said...

we entered a regional battle of the bands competition about a year ago at the last minute... so we needed to find a name...
our drummer's name is henry chase... so we just quickley signed us up as Chase and here we are today! we all really liked the name so we retained it!

Hector Deville

Eat The Weeds said...

Eat The Weeds - that's the name. Meaning dandelions, chickweed etc. I didn't start this musical project for music alone, I wanted it to be a communication channel and an opportunity to promote and support certain things that are important to me - local food production, urban gardening, permaculture and more natural less monetized human diet. I don't necessarily sing about it but I do use the proceeds from the sale of the music towards worthy projects and efforts.

Little House Records/Nashville said...

We found our artist Jeff Dayton in there!
Full CD available on iTunes btw...
In 4 weeks, Jeff's songs have earned him 15,000 plays, over 600 fans in all 50 states and 30 countries around the world. Pretty amazing.
Thanks, Jango.
Little House Records

The Almost Anonymous said...

We were drinking with all of our friends and we all came up with the name. So we're pretty a metaphor for the U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

We like orchids, and we like wearing black.
Seemed fititng to call ourselves The Black Orchids. (joke)
Actually, one of the founding members came up with the idea and it stuck.

Anonymous said...

simple my name is frank but every one calls me frankie .I was named after my father people say I have a baby face so i just but frankie baby to short it all out I just go by the name FRANKIE-B

Anonymous said...

Band name M Projekt M is my firt name initial Projekt is a tribute to Tangerine Dream on my favourite album is Encore they use Projekt Electonic sequencers

Canor said...

Canor is our band name.. it is latin for melody or song...so it's appropriate we guess... please listen http://jangoairplay.com/canor or www.myspace.com/canor

Anonymous said...

Raising Flares is a name I chose because I wanted to feel that what I create is something that attracts attention .. like a flare .. I also liked the word 'raising' because it states that I am raising issues .. Not every song is a burning rebel song .. but there are definitely some criticisms in there.

http://www.jango.com/music/Raising+Flares?

http://www.raisingflares.com

Thanks for listening :-)

Anonymous said...

I was always a sad, depressed kind of person and when I heard the STP song "Sour Girl", I immediately adored it and the name kind of stuck to me. I always said if I became an artist (singer, producer, DJ, etc.) I would use that name because I like it and it suits me ;)