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This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

find and agree on a fantastic band name, one that my band deserves
The Beatles,The Rolling Stone,The Clash.The Stone Roses,The Byrds.....

This is getting ridiculous!
We been playing now for some time and really have great songs that people need to hear.
I’ve been frantically reading book, magazines, watching old films, resding poetry, anything, just searching for that spark of inspiration! It has to mean something, not just a name for names sake.
Please help! Suggestions welcome!


~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

clips ?

do you have any clips to which we can listen ? that may help with a name

In the meantime, some names to consider :

Wasabi and Marmite

The Pub Band

Electric Vomit

Donheny Beach

Departure Gate

Kilted Madness

Fistful Of Nickles

Now Playing

Dental Floss

but a sound clip might be inspiring

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!


JL, I think you’re right. Perhaps the sound of the band will insipre the name. I’ll try and get some music on here as soon as possible.

The names are cool! Keep them coming!

~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

myspace or facebook ?

do you or anyone in the band have a myspace or facebook page onto which you can load it

and whats with your mugshot here – where is your mug man ?

~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

striking ?

are any of these names particularly interesting to you ?

there are three that I really like and I am curious if anyone else likes the same three

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!


I like The Pub Band, Departure Gate but The Moderne Gentlemen is a real winner!

kellyfirst i recommend kittens

this charming man

I think This Charming Man is a great band name. I’d love to say,” Yeah, I’m headed out to see This Charming Man”

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!


I never really though about This Charming Man as a band name, and although I agree it would make a wicked name,I think here in the UK it is too associated with The Smiths and maybe people would think we’re a Smiths tribute band.

~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

nix it

This Charming Man – no good

BUT – what about Moderne Gentlemen ?

Rumor is that the Chinese blokes who bought out MG have redefined the name as “Modern Gentleman” – perhaps you have a sponship deal there :)

This Charming Man has been missing in action but is back, Jack!

The Moderne Gentlemen

I really like The Moderne Gentlemen. I really like it! I’m gonna mention it to the boys! Cheers JL!

~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities


of course you are going to have to get your hands on one of those Chinese made MG’s now

This Charming Man has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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