Friday, 12 January 2018
Name that band
Debbie Gibson, my undisputed teenage crush, wrote her first song at just six years old. (I've always said she was special). I even know the words.
It may have taken Jamie three extra Earth years to achieve that feat. But last night, to make up time, he penned two.
One is called "Frosty Winter's Morning." The other is as yet unnamed, but will in all likelihood have "bum" in the title.
The reason for this unexpected spurt of creativity is because he's decided to form a band. Yes, really.
I wrote HERE that he'd received his first electric guitar for Christmas. After an initial technical malfunction (i.e. he broke it), a simple repair has since enabled him to jam away for much of the last week. But yesterday he put his instrument down, picked his pencil up and got scribbling. I'm genuinely impressed with his efforts.
As for the band, alongside Jamie on guitar, so far we've got Euan on drums, Francis on keyboards and vocals, Sam on vocals and percussion, Joe on percussion, and Callum and Logan on beat box. The range of musical possibilities is clearly endless.
However, in advance of their record deal and inevitable string of number ones, they obviously need a name.
We had a bit of a White family brainstorm (aka "thought shower") on this last night. A proud Cure fan (it's always fun to channel my inner goth), I proposed "Boyz Don't Cry." It didn't make the cut.
Vanessa came up with "DisGuise," highlighting the band's Guiseley roots. I liked that.
Charlotte made a narrow range of suggestions, all including the word "poo." Jamie told her to get off the pot.
He purposely didn't come up with anything himself, instead choosing to consult with fellow band members at school today.
And the result of those discussions? "The Airesembles," stemming from the group's geographical heartland in the Aireborough district of Leeds.
But no final decision has been made - which is where you come in.
Do you have any better ideas? If so, I'll put them to Jamie who'll put them to the band - who'll probably reject them as "booooorrrring!!!" But we can but try.
So, over to you.
The winner - should there be one - gets to go on stage to shake Jamie's tambourine for one whole song during their first stadium gig.
So get rocking with your thoughts.