NZ Idol 1: Ben's Band ...

Submitted by BIMI on 15 February, 2005 - 2:23pm

Okay, we've had the thread in which we name Ben's autobiography or biography ... now it's high time his fans thought about what he should name his new band (since they're such awesome musicians and singers themselves!)
So get thinking, and put your ideas and comments here :o)

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He doesn't have a name yet? =O
I'm not a very good name-for-band-thinker-upper so I'll leave this to the pros =P

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GOOD NAME.

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Any more suggestions? then we can have a vote and let Ben know what we think he should call his band - hee hee ;o)

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I think EASTERN STAR is an excellent name! Sounds good and the meaning would be so right .

I've been thinking, and not come up with anything better than 'Ben's Believers' - pathetic!
So what about your ideas BIMI?

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How about...*drumroll*...Ben's Band?! LMAO!! :P'''

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Or 'The Guys In A Band That Play With Ben Lummis'. Are they all guys? If not, 'guys' could be changed to 'people'. Actually, thinking about it, that could sound dodgy and I don't think Ben would appreciate that! LOL

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Well done for at least thinking of something anyway alaina! You must have tried really hard to come up with such a long original name - I mean there wouldn't be any other group with that name I'm sure!
Name may be a bit long though I wonder!
I think Sela is in it, she wouldn't mind being 'one of the guys' though I'm sure.

Sorry though, My vote still goes with 'Eastern Star'!

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LOL I always try and come up with things that are ridiculously long! I mean, if you're going to try and be dumb, you can't do it half heartedly! :P''' And yes, I wore myself out thinking of that one! lol

I could maybe do one better: 'These Are The Individual Musicians Who Make Up The Band That Play With Ben Lummis Who Won The First NZ Idol In 2004 And They Really Enjoy What They Do, Just Look At Their Faces'!! LOL

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Yes, well, what can I say to that one!

But can anyone come up with anything better? The rest of us aren't doing too good in the thinking are we - other than Ben's Friend! (Still my winner)

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Yeah, Eastern Star still got my vote too.=P

Sorry alaina! =D

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Nah.... Eastern star sound like a sure bet for the Melbourne cup..

How about...Benables..

We have the beach boys.the beatles... but wait we have...

Benables..... that dos'nt ring right..worth a try.

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Heh, heh, actually Benables sounds cool! LOL

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Benables - Ben and the Benables! Its easier to say than alaina's suggestions I suppose, just makes me want to laugh though!

No sorry, - it's still Eastern Star for me!

BIMI - its your heading where's your name?

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LOL Mine are easy to say! :P''' How about 'His Band' then. Then you'd say "Here's Ben and His Band!" :D lol

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How about 'His Band' then. Then you'd say "Here's Ben and His Band!"

That's it alaina -for all we know that could be the name, because that is just what we do say!
That's why no-one thinks they know the name, because its only been referred to as 'His band', and no-one realised that could be because that's what its called!

Well, Ben - we're here to help you with a more original name! We're trying anyway!

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Ooh! How about Hiben?! Actually pronounced like 'hidden' than as "Hi Ben"! Then it has an Idolblog association as well! LOL I'm sure we're not the only ones who pronounced the name like that, Loyal! :P

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BIMI - its your heading where's your name?

I'm thinking, I'm thinking ...
I'm still trying to get over the fact that I'm only 20 posts away from 2500! it only seems like yesterday I was celebrating 2400! ;o)

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new zealand idol star

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benscrew

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LMAO!! I read that as Ben Screw! I don't think he'd appreciate that very much...

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Me too, alaina!

How about 'His Band' then. Then you'd say "Here's Ben and His Band!"

Oh, its perfect! =O

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To be honest, I really don't think 'Eastern Star' will be a popular name. It suits Ben..but yeah. :S

Benscrew! LMAO.

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I read Benscrew and thought that didn't sound very nice!
Then realised that (hopefully) it was meant as 'Bens Crew'!
[quote Hiben?! Actually pronounced like 'hidden' than as "Hi Ben

So were you the other one that admitted to that alaina?

Anyway, if BIMI has 20 more posts to make - that could be 20 name suggestions!

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Oops, forgot to finish the 'quote'!

I still haven't thought of anything else for a name by the way!

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So were you the other one that admitted to that alaina?

Yes, that was me. :D

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Anyway, if BIMI has 20 more posts to make - that could be 20 name suggestions!

Never mind 20 suggestions - I can't even think of one yet!!

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hmm.... how about... "Wild Horses"... there use to be a band years ago called that... Brian Robertson use to have it I think.... not a bad name tho...
Ben Lummis and the Wild Horses.... mind you... Sela might not want to be a wild horse.....

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How about 'Buyers and Selas'? LOL

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ROFLOL at alaina! How do you come up with such ingenious ideas?!! ;o)

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I don't know. I'm thinking I might've been born outside the square! :P

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Trust alaina to make me laugh when I read what's here!

Anyway, at 3.00am I had what I thought was a brilliant idea - SOUTHERN CROSS!
I thought 'that's it - that's the one!'
I thought of the cross and being southern here and Ben always wearing his cross and its meaning to him. Also if (when) they go international - it'll stand for the Southen singer and his band.

Then I was listening to the radio this morning and in an advert Southern Cross Medical Insurance was mentioned! But then I thought, well, they care for our physical well-being, and Ben and his band look after our 'mental' well-being!
Anyway, from there, I looked up about stars in the sky in a book and found a group of stars making the symbol of the cross called CYGNUS.
Then while thinking on the theme of a cross, I though what about the name the Beckams have called their new son - CRUZ meaning cross!

So I've really been thinking overtime on this you can see, and educated myself at the same time!

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I'm special. I have the Southern Cross on my neck made from moles. :D I even have the little faint one but it's more noticable on me! lol

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Crux is the name for the Southern Cross Loyal -

Ben's Crux - sounds too much like Ben's crutch though!

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LMAO!! I was just thinking that when I read it!

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No, the name's Cruz -(said Cruise) I heard it meant cross. Forget that one anyway, Ben doesn't want to be named after the Beckams!
It just came up when my mind got on the 'cross' theme!
Ev - I was thinking about you when I was looking at the stars. Am I right about Cygnus? Its what the book said anyway!

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Cygnus represents the Swan - Loyal
Crux is the astronomical name for the Sthern Cross.

I have an idea - how about -
Ben Thinkin ??

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LMAO!! Good one Ev! :D

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How about 'Buyers and Selas'? LOL

LMAO!!

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Well, we've had no more suggestions here for a while, so is that it for ideas?

So what do you all think is the best name?

I still go for 'Eastern Star'.

'Ben's Crew' sounds quite good though.

Then of course 'His Band' which may be what it is already - Ben and His Band!

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My name for Ben and is band is
Ben Lummis and the Laus Deo
Which means Praise God

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My name for Ben and is band is
Ben Lummis and the Laus Deo
Which means Praise God

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I read Benscrew and thought that didn't sound very nice!
Then realised that (hopefully) it was meant as 'Bens Crew'!

yeah its meant to be Bens Crew sorry about the mistake

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Loyal - I learnt today that there is a 'northern cross' -
and yep - it's in Cygnus !!!
I immediately thought of you ......and Ben
One of those Idolblog moments - +_+
Just had to share that =)

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Thanks Ev - I'm learning all the time!

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why does ben have a band now im confused i thought he was a solo performer ??

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It's really a "backing" band ... I mean, he's a solo performer still, but he can't very well perform "live" with CD backing tracks for his entire career, can he?!
;o)

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ahhaha oh i see now thanks BIMI : )

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You're welcome :o)

Found the thread about a

Found the thread about a name for Ben's band! Wonder if he's interested.;)

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