Band Signing – Urgently Need Details Changed

Guitar and Keyboard

GRANT GREENSTRIPE:
I’m sorry to gatecrash the blog, but I can’t contact Bob via email. This band he’s recommended sound really good, but he’s sent the wrong information to the publisher, and they say they need his authorisation to change it. Anyone know how I can get in touch with him?
 
REPLIES…

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

What’s wrong with the information? I triple-checked it.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

You’ve listed the keyboard player’s name as Jimmy Guitar, and you’ve listed the guitarist’s name as Jimmy Keyboards.

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

That’s correct.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

You mean “that’s correct” as in, yeah I ballsed up – I’ll sort it out, or “that’s correct” as in the keyboard player is actually called Jimmy Guitar and the guitarist is actually called Jimmy Keyboards?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

“That’s correct” as in the keyboard player is actually called Jimmy Guitar and the guitarist is actually called Jimmy Keyboards.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Okay, so can you speak to the band and get them to change those names around, because without wishing to be impolite, that’s really, really stupid and everyone’s gonna get confused.

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

You want me to approach the band and require them to initiate deed poll processes because you don’t like their names?

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

These are their LEGAL NAMES?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

Yes.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

The keyboard player was born Jimmy Guitar, and the guitarist was born Jimmy Keyboards?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

No. The keyboard player was born James Richard Guitar, and the guitarist was born James Keith Keyboards. They use the name Jimmy because it sounds more poetic than James.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

So can’t they adjust their surnames, like they adjusted their forenames?…

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

On what basis?

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

On the basis that calling the keyboard player Jimmy Keyboards and the guitarist Jimmy Guitar sounds markedly less stupid than calling the keyboard player Jimmy Guitar and the guitarist Jimmy Keyboards?…

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

No.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Okay. Can Jimmy keyboards play the keyboards? I don’t mean as a virtuoso. Just kind of hold a few notes down, sort of thing?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

No.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Can Jimmy Guitar play the guitar – even just like pluck one string or something?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

I think he might be able to actually. I’ll text him and check.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Ah. Now we’re getting somewhere…

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

No he can’t.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Okay, so since the tour doesn’t start for six weeks, can Jimmy Keyboards learn to play some basic keyboards and can Jimmy Guitar learn some basic guitar?

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

Why does this matter so much?

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Because it is MASSIVELY IDIOTIC having a band with a keyboard player called Jimmy Guitar and a guitarist called Jimmy Keyboards.

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

You know nothing about art.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

I know something about the public, and they’ll think this project is being run by dickheads.

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

Why?

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Look; the drummer is called Jimmy Drums, the bassist is called Jimmy Bass. And then the guitarist is called Jimmy Keyboards and the keyboardist is called Jimmy Guitar??? We look like we don’t know what we’re doing.

Bob Leggitt:
Blog Member

Ah, in that case I have actually ballsed up. The drummer is actually called Jimmy Bass, and the bassist is called Jimmy Drums. I’ll contact the publisher and get that corrected.

Grant Greenstripe:
Blog Member

Don’t bother, I’ll get another band.

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