Every now and again, a band's name pops up that truly makes you think, 'Is this a fucking joke?' Here on the Wayward Blog, we hope to clear up this confusion and let the local music syndicate decide.
The band: The Minstrel Periods. Michael Bunn (guitar), Kate O'Neill (accordion) and David Martin (drums).
Sound: Kate O'Neill says, "We do mostly original presentations of unoriginal songs (i.e., eclectic clever covers -- anything from TV on the Radio to Hall & Oates to Juvenile), but we are slowly transitioning to include original songs as well. We're internationally ignored for our extravagant stage shows, heavy flow, and occasional hot background dancers."
For real, though, what is up with that name?: "The name 'Minstrel Periods' comes from the origin of minstrels who, 'though ... created their own tales, often they would memorize and embellish the works of others.' (We got that from Wikipedia, natch.) We found it fitting since as a cover band, we are the next generation, or 'period,' of minstrels. Also, we love dirty jokes and puns, and having a name like Minstrel Periods allows us to make a lot of them. Like, 'We bring the heavy flow!' or 'Come earn your red wings! Minstrel Periods is playing a dinner show!' It makes us squeal and pee our pants a little."
Shameless upcoming show plug: "Opening for Koo Koo Kanga Roo this Wednesday is going to be hilarious and fun. We've got a lot of filthy, fun raps and uptempo covers we think their crowd will dig as a prelude to KKKR working their magic on the dance floor."