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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 08:10 PM

Love these old threads....

Used to go and hear a great blues band in Newcastle (Oz) called Al Symer and The Forget-Me-Nots.

Then there was Bluey Zarsoff and the Zarsoff Brothers (Rocky, Terry, Bernie and others) who had quite a following around Australia for a few years.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 08:54 AM

Hoover the Dog


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 10:35 AM

Certainly nor wonderful, and scarcely performers, but my identical cousins: the player of the Washboard of Mass Destruction, Thimbles O'Hooligan, (thanks again Charlie for the name)and the blues singer ToneDeaf Lime Clinton, are worth a mention but definitely NOT a listen.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 07:50 AM

Mitre's Well (Nuneaton 1990s)

& I saw the Hank Wangford Band at the Trowbridge Folk Festival (a child thereof WILL happen this year) - lead singer was Irma Seetis (Melanie Harold) she was a sweetie.

A local shanty group is the Two Anchors (say it out loud).


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 03:27 PM

During the Punk era, we used to rehearse in a record warehouse. I spent some happy times browsing the shelves but the only name which comes back to me was a band called "Throbbing Gristle".

Wasn't there also a band by the name of "Max Headroom and the Car Parks"?


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 11:20 AM

Canadian Band, and very good as well, "Courage of Lassie".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Andy F
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 03:15 PM

Ref: Hezekiah Slackbandy, I remember him well, really funny songs like Love theme from psyco, Green green grass of home(grass=hash). wonder what he's doing now? love to know. Victamana@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 07:43 AM

Two that I've thought of using are The Ottoman of Repentance (Scottish/Middle Eastern) and Deep Fried Mars Bar Mitzvah (Scottish/klezmer).


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: BobL
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 03:55 AM

In Milton Keynes, there's a bluegrass band with the rather inevitable name of The Concrete Cowboys.

And Floating Crowbar may have been the only band named after an electrical circuit.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Mark Ross
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 05:44 PM

There was a duo playing in Greenwich Village back in the '70's who called themselves "Free Beer".

When I was in High School 40 years ago we had a jug band called "Prendergast Farganswaller and His Merry Marching Society For The Preservation Of Insignificant Causes". I don't quite remember how I came up with that, but it stuck with us. Of course, there wasn't an MC in the world who could introduce us correctly.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 11:27 AM

Someone told me of a Canadian Hurdy Gurdy player called Barb Dwyer some years ago. Also an Irish radio presenter by the name of Rick O'Shea.


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From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 10:17 AM

Two very popular fellows, often to be seen cleaning cars in Sainsbury`s car park between forgettable songs are "Deaf Orange Watson" and "Truck Harrison".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Rickyb
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 04:03 AM

and I was very annoyed to find that my fictional punk band, invented when I was at school in 1978, has had their name stolen - The Test Icicles


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,rickyb
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 04:01 AM

Dr Bowser's Brown Bowel Oil Band


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Trevor Thomas
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 10:00 AM

In the four years since I last saw this thread I've remembered a band from about 20 years ago who did twangy guitar instrumentals. They were called Dalek Beach Party, and the line up was

Aaron C Rescue - Guitar
Dudley Serious - Bass
Howard Sway -    Drums.

The name Johnny And the Prison Didn't Help Boys has cropped up in the meantime, which is a name I recognise, because I'm currently serving a sentence as Mandolin Player in that selfsame band. Yes, we're all indeed long residents in Sheffield, but only one of us was born in that fine city. The rest of us range from Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Newcastle and Taipei.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 08:50 AM

Jet Blast & The Deflectors!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 05:35 AM

As a sometime(s) landscape architect, I intend to call my next band Billy T Brown and The Capes. As some of you know my first ever band was Joy Stick and The Cockpits (the singer really was called Joy)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 03:48 AM

How could Doctor Bowser's Brown Bowel Oil Band (of blessed memory) have escaped mention so far?

To say nothing of
Sid Sideboard and the Chairs
Us and Him
Dickie Hart and the Pacemakers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: beeliner
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 01:45 AM

A real stripper who usta perform frequently in my home town:

"Chris Colt and her 45's".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 07:16 PM

There was aband in the late 60's/early 70's called Doctor (Somebody's) Efficacious Green And Purple Pills


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 07:15 PM

Tone Deaf Leopard


Bands I've been in/am still in: The Phatt-B'Stards, Blo na Gael, Nine Mile Ride, Madrigalleon, Take The Shilling and... many years ago in the punk era, Loose Stools


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Subject: hezikiah slackbandyWonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 08:50 AM

I recall seeing Hezikiah slackbandy at the bishops Stortford folk club, several years ago, he was acompanied by 3 girls appropriately named "The fabulous Slackettes", they were excellent, it was a great night, Hezikiah returned later without them and it was not as good.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 02:03 PM

My daughter was in a folk punk band called Piper Doon, so named because the piper's instrument was out of commission.

I think Roger the Chorister is a fab name.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: C-flat
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:48 AM

In the same vein as Jimi Shandrix Experience, Deaf Shepherd, etc, I always like "Fake Thackray" as a tribute name.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,schlimmerkerl
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:32 AM

The Traveler Pecker Dunne.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: melodeonboy
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:23 AM

And let's not forget that wonderful Puerto Rican musician from New York whose name consists of two body parts - Willie Colon!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 07:50 AM

We were always quite proud of "Blind Panic" as we could use it variously to describe how we reacted to the audience or their reaction to us. It also went well with our compliation album "Panic measures".

I thought I caught a reference to another band having started up calling themselves the same name recently, which could cause confusion.

There was a punk band in London that started to use the name but changed when we told them that we were already using it.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:22 AM

The Electric Light Orchestra was brilliantly punning.

Telephone Bill & the Smooth Operators {for Yoosers: a 'bill' here means an account for payment}.

Mudge & Clutterbuck were their real names.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Martha Burns
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 10:18 PM

I once shared a performers' shuttle bus with a klezmer band called "Mrs. Toretsky's Nightmare."
There was a woman on the bus who was coming as a guest of the band. Turned out, she was married to one of the band members, a guy with the last name "Toretsky." And SHE, of course, was "Mrs. Toretsky."
That's been one of my favorite band names, ever since.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 08:26 PM

A local country group, not bad at all, were performing as "The Porta-Potty Pickers".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 07:44 PM

James Blunt announced on Have I Got News For You that his first band was called Limp Willy and the Disappointments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vzxw3/Have_I_Got_a_Bit_More_News_for_You_Series_40_Episode_4/


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:16 AM

Six finger shuffle.
Webby toes and the shallow enders
One degree of seperation
I am only in this band because HE is the headmaster.
Call your momma aunty
Grandads Little Lovers
All Lincolnshire or Norfolk Band Names I think


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Capo da Monty
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 07:52 AM

Weasel's Feel. (Bishop/Wild) Dorset mid 70's.

Believed to have been derived from the appreciation of Decameron's "Stoat's Grope"!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Vic at work
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:22 AM

I have not looked at all the posts so if mentioned before, sorry.

The new modern idiot grunt band. Still performing, but only just.

Vic


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice)
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:18 PM

"o dear we are all saddo's, aren't we "

no we all have a sense of humour, Mr. I'm The One With The Lampshade On My Head At Parties (Mr.ITOWTLOMHAP for short)

Blind Boy Grunt (aka Bob Dylan)

and, of course, The Massed Alberts, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, and Bill Posters Will Be Band

Charlotte (An Evening of British Rubbish)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 08:18 AM

Have we had Johnny & the Prison Didn't Help Boys yet?

I understand these gents are resident in Sheffield, which explains a lot.....

http://www.johnnyandtheboys.co.uk/home.html


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From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:42 PM

The Weavers


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From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 10:35 AM

There was a short lived folk group in the late 60's called 'The Alderley Edge Over Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Team', Also remember 'Mad Jocks and Englishmen' around the same time.

FC


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 09:58 AM

The Cowslingers
Hostile Amish
Screwtractor
Truck Meets Train
Jehovah's Waitresses
The Cramps
Big Hunk of Cheese
Cop Shoot Cop
Hyper As Hell
Corpse Vomit
Blue Lunch


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Cool Beans
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 06:48 PM

Not musicians but a colleague used to collect interesting names of actors and other theater folk. Some favorites: Stroke T. Renigade, Rockets Redglare, Suede Ong and Arwulf Arwulf.


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From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 05:29 PM

This may be a false "urban legend," but one of my favorite band names has always been:

Free Beer

Very attention-grabbing when distributed on flyers, posters, etc.


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From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 04:34 PM

The Icelandic singer, Bjork, once belonged to a band with the surly name, Taffi Tikarrass. Apparently, the Icelandic translation is "Cork the Bitch's Arse."


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From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 03:58 PM

Suffolk bell and horseshoe band.
Flashing heels. Skip Hire.Dick Miles


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From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 02:48 PM

Rabid Babies

Windowlickers

Only saw the posters looooong after the event, so can only guess the genre.....


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 01:57 PM

which reminds me of a local bunch of young rockers, who may or may not any longer exist:

Garage a Trois


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 01:34 PM

The Pirate Music for New Orleans thread mentions a participating band called
The Jolly Garogers.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 01:10 PM

There was a Cajun band with a regular gig on Bourbon St. called "[Somebody-or-other] and the Can't Hardly Playboys."

I'll be back when I remember more...


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Ed Furst
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 01:06 PM

Other names I have worked with:
The Elastic Band (the 60s soul band),
Matt Finnish,
BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free),
Pete Bogg,
Luther Vandriver, etc. Don't ask.
Of course, I have never used Ed Banger. That would be silly.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: bankley
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 01:16 PM

"Luke the Drifter" aka Hank Williams

"The Singing Brakeman" aka Jimmie Rogers

"Holy Fuck" aka Holy Fuck, from Toronto

"2Pac" aka Tupac Shakur


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Mikefule
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 01:04 PM

Six Hands in Tempo did a 25th anniversary reunion gig recently at Carrington Folk Club, and were still good.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are good too.

I recently bought an album by Deaf Shepherd, mainly on the basis of the name - a reference to Def Leppard, in turn a reference to Led Zeppelin). There is also a Tone Deaf Leppard, I think.

Rocky Sharpe and the Replays had a female singer called Helen Highwater. And she was very good indeed.

Reading some sleeve notes yesterday, I came across a reference to someone called Monika Pramstaller.

I have a rockabilly album by Johnny Legend and his Rockabilly Bastards.

There's a very good anarcho-punk band called the Rudimentary Peni.

Someone else mentioned the skinhead musical quartet, The Four Skins.

Then there's the plainly descriptive "Screeching Weasel".

A friend uses the nom de plume of Quince Cheese. I have sometimes toyed with the idea of building a "punk" Morris Fool's persona around the name "Dreadful Tosh".


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