Over Christmas, the Shadow Orchestra went through a minor identity crisis and wondered if we should change our name.
When Chris formed the band more than 5 years ago, “Something” Orchestras were rare and wondrous things. Today it seems that any four-piece with a violin and an 808 can call itself an orchestra. None of them have a concert harp, dammit!
We did briefly toy with the idea of going along with the current craze for disemvowelling band names – SBTRKT, MSTRKRFT,MGMT, XTC, PHBNDG (I may have made one of those up).
How about SHDW RKSTR? Or maybe just go with the vowels: AO OEA?
Anyway. Although the idea of changing our name has been parked for the time being (mainly because no-one would go along with my suggestion of “The Amazing Kat Arney Band” and I didn’t like anyone else’s ideas), I thought I’d throw it open for some Friday fun.
What do you think we should change our name to? And what’s the best band name you’ve ever heard? I’m going to go with Funsize Lions, which is an awesome name.