Before Paper Moonshine was Paper Moonshine, it was Flip & Fly. Some of you might remember us when we played more-or-less classic gypsy jazz standards under the F&F moniker.
Flip & Fly formed several years back with our current guitarist Ben Livneh and his musical partner Jonathan Rooke. One was "Flip" and the other was "Fly." Needless to say, the core F&F members shifted over the years to the current lineup (Ben, Nick, Owen, Maggie). We thought the name should shift too.
In the process of switching from Flip & Fly to Paper Moonshine, there ensued:
In case you didn't know the behind-the-scenes work that goes into choosing a band name, check out some of the reject band names that we considered along the way. Here they are, pasted directly from Google docs and convoluted email threads. All of these, by the way, are up for grabs. We're (fairly) happy with ours (at least for now).
Paper Moonshine's reject band names
Is this Jazz?
Paper Moon (shine) opt.