I've come up with a few good band names in my time. Most of them have been unusable. Truth be told, PsychoToddler was originally destined to be a band name. But I didn't have a band to go with it so I used it for a blog.
Anyway, you probably already know that I've been involved with many bands over the years, and that frequently I'm involved in a few bands at the same time. What can I say? I'm a musical swinger.
My main band, MSB, is a hardcore Jewish Rock band. But sometimes I want to be...what's the word...quiet. Not so ear-splittingly loud. And sometimes I just want to strum a guitar and sing to a couple of people in a room. Or some old folks at the Home. And sometimes I want to stretch a little musically and try something new.
So for the last year or so, I've hooked up with a couple of talented guys who go to my shul, and we've been doing acoustic performances. We do a couple of my original songs, a few Chassidic standards, some Carelbach, the occasional jazz standard, and most recently, with the addition of our talented clarinet player, some Klezmer.
Now we're at the stage where we're tired of being called, "the guys from the shul" or "Mark and Adam and Bryan" and we need a name. Here are a couple of ideas:
Goldie's Klezmer Band (named after Bryan's grandfather, Nathan Goldstein, a retired NYC Cop, nice but confusing)
49th Street Klezmer Band
West Side Shtreimel
Milwaukee Klezmer Works
Mark and Adam and Bryan
Bryan and Adam and Mark
Adam and...well you get the picture
The Guys from the Shul
The Not as Loud Orchestra
Fakaktamus (this is what my daughter used to call the Plecostemus)
Anyway, we're looking for ideas. Please help us! Leave your ideas in the comments. I can't guarantee that we'll use them, but I do guarantee that we will read and laugh at them.
To give you an idea what we sound like, here are a couple of videos from a Melaveh Malka last year at the Young Israel of West Roger's Park: