Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Deano, Jul 15, 2004.


Should bands drop their name for sponsorship

  1. yes

  2. no

  1. Deano

    Deano Member

    It has just been announced that the Buy as You View Cory Band is dropping Cory from its title, this is in recognition of the six years BAYV has supported the band.

    What will happen if they decide to pull out as they have done with numerous other projects in Wales.

    Shouldn't bands try and keep their identity along with their sponsors.

    What do you fellow TMP'ers think?
  2. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    I can't say I know where the Cory part originally came from - was it a place, or a previous sponsor, perhaps?
  3. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    Cory probably did try but when shedloads of cash are at stake........
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    There are more details on the band's website here


    Makes sense to me!
  5. jimortality

    jimortality Member

    I think it makes sense, it sounds as though they have a great relationship with the sponsors, but to fellow bands people, I think we'll always know them as Cory's.
  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    What do we think about bands that keep the sponsors name long after the sponsor has dropped them or gone out of business ?
    Ever Ready, Imps, Faireys, Grimethorpe etc etc.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I'm certain this is not a decision that has been taken lightly, and I would tend to go along wioth their way of thinking. If you were to keep all the various bits and pieces of names you would end up with something quite unwieldy, and people would almost certainly get it wrong, miss bits out etc.

    Having said that, I'm sure the name Cory will stick around for a fair while yet, as often happens when bands change their sponsorship :wink:
  8. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Isn't Grimethorpe a place???! :shock:
  9. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Yeah Grimthorpe is a place.

    We were known as Ever Ready for 38 years and kept the name because all of our success came under that name and we identified ourselves with it. However at the end of 2004 our name will change and we will finally drop ER to become The Reg Vardy Band.
    A name we are proud to carry. But like someone else said the banding fraternity and public will all way call us Ever Ready and I think the same goes for Cory.

    Im one of the old school and still can YBS Hammonds. Strange Eh!!
  10. Billy

    Billy New Member


    Banders will ALWAYS refer to them as "Cory's" :D
  11. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    I think a sponsor's name is often a major part of any band's identity. "Imps" will always be known as "Imps" as much as "Reg Vardy" will be always be "Ever Ready". I think that a gradual dropping of a previous name is a good idea as it allows people to place a new identity to the band in question. For example, if Ever Ready had suddenly become Reg Vardy, many people outside the North East would be like "who are this Reg Vardy band?" and "Whatever happened to ER?". With the gradual dropping of a name people can re-identify better.

    I think if BAYV feel it is time to drop the "Cory" then so be it, because, as this thread has illustrated well, everyone will know that BAYV were Cory and hence now making the "Cory" irrelevant!!

    Makes a lot of sense to me!!
  12. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Yes, Grimethorpe certainly does exist, but Grimethorpe COLLIERY doesn't.
  13. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I still call Reg Vardy Band "Craghead Colliery", and Imps will always be
    "t' Copperworks" - any other old giffers about ?
    Ian Wilkinson
    2nd Ophicleid
    Geriatric Silver
  14. Chimp-man

    Chimp-man New Member

    As has been said previously, every one will still refer to them as "Cory". I'm sure everyone associated with them, know what the Cory brothers did for the band, and the decision will not have been taken lightly, the name may change but the players are all still the same, and I'm sure they will still be at the top, challenging for the prizes whether as "Cory" or "BAYV". :D
    Didn't Dyke drop the "Mills" from there name as well?? :?:
  15. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

  16. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Should bands drop their names for sponsorship?

    Probably best to keep your name if sponsored by the likes of Tampax, Lil-lettes, Durex, Anusol etc. etc...... ;-) :)
  17. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

  18. JonP

    JonP Member

    Little bit sad that Cory have dropped their name i think. It would be easier to comment if the circumstances were known. If buy as you view demended it i suppose that they would have had no choice.

    Only a pity cos people all over the world of banding know Cory as a top class band of today as yesterday, and a Welsh one more importantly. Think its a little bit too much for the band to give u its history and heritage.

    Dyke didnt chnge to Bradford and Bingly band did they!! thats cos no one would have known who they were I fear!!

    P.s I recently saw a video of Cory at the European in Munich 1999, and there were no women in the band then either!!!!!!!! :idea:

    None of my buisness of course!!! :D :D :evil:
  19. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    When Eagley dropped the "Mills" from their name when I was still a nipper, it seemed like the end of an era. Especially as, when the mill closed, we had to move into the upstairs room of the pub on the street. (You know I can't remember what that pub was called now :oops: )

    And then, I think either the management of the pub changed or the pub itself was being knocked down and we had to lose our home again it was a huge wrench for those of us who are sentimental about such things.

    But life goes on and it's nice to see old friends from time to time at contests and such. 8) Whatever their names are. :wink:


    Basking in the glory of 6 weeks holidays. :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce
  20. Steve Marcus

    Steve Marcus Member

    There are probably many bands, including ours, who would be very willing to change their name if a sponsor were carrying all of the band's expenses!