Let’s Make a List: Best Tribute Band Names

Not the real thing, but a damn reasonable facsimileNormally I hate puns. Yet for some inexplicable reason, I do enjoy a clever turn of phrase when it comes to names of tribute bands.

For example, a recent Q Magazine listed these actual tribute band name:



Anyone have anything else to the list?

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8 thoughts on “Let’s Make a List: Best Tribute Band Names

  • I'm trying think of what kind of people would start a Tragically Hip tribute band.

  • Sheezer

    An all female Weezer cover band.

  • Hi Alan i glad you like the jamirrorquai everyone thinks
    It's pretty clever but tbh nothing else would really do 🙂

  • I love tribute bands – so many are brilliant, I love it when they put effort into the name too
    Robbed Zombie
    Wrong Jovi
    EZ Top
    Motley Crude
    Van Hailing
    Alanis Moreorless
    All female tributes:
    Lez Zepplin
    Black Sabbitch
    Asian Tributes:
    Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute)

  • Grand Funked Up or Grand Funkin’ around? Any other suggestions?


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