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Performing under a stage/assumed name?

GUEST,Busker On A Budget, with a couple of nicknam 16 May 18 - 05:25 PM
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Joe Offer 17 May 18 - 02:46 AM
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Subject: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: GUEST,Busker On A Budget, with a couple of nicknam
Date: 16 May 18 - 05:25 PM

Do any of you perform under a nickname or an assumed/stage name?

Did you choose your name, was it given by a friend or relative, was it given by an agent/manager/promoter, or did listeners/admirers start calling you something other than your given name?

It was easy back in the day... "Blind So-and-So", because, well, you're blind.
"Big Mama" Thornton - a robust specimen, to be sure.

If you do use a different name, is it a nickname like "The Boss" or is it a nom de plume, so to speak, like Robert "Bob Dylan" Zimmerman?


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 18 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, Yes, Amen,

Guest-On-A-Budget

WTFDYWTK


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 May 18 - 09:52 PM

I know a Medical specialist who uses his first & middle name as his stage name to keep his work & folk lives separate.

An academic divided her folk life from her work life by performing under her birth name.

Another performer's nickname (the name of his home town) is so well known in the folk scene probably only his mother calls or called him by his birth name.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Amergin
Date: 16 May 18 - 10:37 PM

I thought about it, very briefly, several years ago...and in the end, I realised my ego wouldn't permit it. I do know several folks who do, some for genuinely serious reasons, and others just because they wanted to.


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 18 - 02:46 AM

I perform under the name of Joe Offer. People assume it's a stage name...


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Andy7
Date: 17 May 18 - 04:45 AM

My many fans seem to think I perform under an assumed name, for some reason.

Whenever I appear on stage, they start screaming, "Ged Orff! Ged Orff!"


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:58 AM

Geoff Higginbootom (real name) was once billed as 'Geroff' Higginbottom :-)


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Andy7
Date: 17 May 18 - 07:25 AM

:-))


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 17 May 18 - 07:47 AM

I remember "Geroff" Higinbottom when he worked in a bank for a living. I also know Stanley Accrington's real name but I'm not telling (no, it's not Alexander Crewe!)


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:00 AM

Stan was telling me he has been commissioned to do some poetry and prose for his teams promotion to league division 1. Should be good :-)

I won't tell either ;-)

Wonder if there is a Scottish equivalent called Patrick Thistle?


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:05 AM

I will say that we once worked out his anagram as "can't act, yel nor sing" :-D


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:34 AM

I knew a Country and Western singer called Wells Fargo but that was just his stage name.


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:24 PM

More problem finding band names that haven't been taken before, than personal nommes d'etage. My friend and I have appeared as the Crazy Cousins (with a nod to the Silly Sisters). I drew the line at being Krazy Kousins - too much like a Krispy Kreme doughnut!
Then at Girvan Trad Music Festival each year they have a very unserious Folk Band competition: we entered as "Loosely Connected": next year, with slight change of line-up we were "Even more Loosely Connected" and by 3rd year "Just Falling Apart".


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Deckman
Date: 17 May 18 - 07:03 PM

I know a folksinger who often appeared in Seattle that used two different names. One was his real (legal) name, and he used his other name when he performed in coffee houses. In years past, the Seattle musicians union forced it's members to NEVER perform anywhere for less money than the union minimum. Coffee houses paid much less, if at all … hence his "stage name." It was a widely known secret. bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:47 PM

I performed in the 1960-70-80s under an assumed name but no-one remembers me so I can't have been too good eh?~???


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Acorn4
Date: 18 May 18 - 07:58 AM

Krazy Kousins might also make people think you are Kardashians?

In the seventies when cassette tapes were in vogue I thought it might be an idea to form a band called "Head Cleaner".


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Subject: RE: Performing under a stage/assumed name?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 18 May 18 - 09:01 AM

I've used Tone-deaf Lime Clinton as a soubriquet when murdering the blues. I always liked the line :"I use a stage name for security reasons...social security reasons."
RtS


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