18 Tribute Acts With Truly Excellent Puntastic Names

Even better than the real thing. And with funnier names.

1. Proxy Music.


According to Facebook: “1972-75 Roxy and Eno covers band. We are dead good.”

2. Blobbie Williams.

According to Facebook: “Blobbie Williams is one of the most original and respected Tribute/parody shows to the Ultimate entertainer, Robbie Williams!

“You may have seen Blobbie Williams on Channel 4 when he won the TV show Come Dine With Me or as a member of the west wing on Deal Or No Deal!”

3. Fake That.

Hireaband.co.uk says: “Fake That simulate the original five-piece line up of Gary, Mark, Howard, Jason and of course their own Robbie Williams!

“This fully choreographed show lasts for 1 Hour, (2×45 minute show is available upon request) and is fully self contained.”

4. Deft Leppard.


“Def Leppard are one of the UK’s finest 80’s Rock Bands and Deft Leppard are an amazing tribute to the band from Sheffield.”

5. The Fillers.

They say on Facebook: “Playing as far afield as the USA, Europe, Dominican Republic and Mexico filling in for The Killers, the band have played to audiences of up to 30,000 people.”

6. Lez Zeppelin.


From their website: “LEZ ZEPPELIN, the New York City-based all-girl band has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.”

7. The Faux Fighters.

According to their website: “The Faux Fighters are a five piece powerhouse unit that captures the very energy, stamina and essence of a live Foo Fighters concert.”

8. Slack Babbath.

Their lineup is: Ozzy Ouseburn, Phoney Iommi, Beezer Scuttler & Bill Fraud. Which is funny if you’re familiar with the original Black Sabbath lineup.

9. Dread Zeppelin.

Wikipedia says: “Dread Zeppelin is an American band best known for performing the songs of Led Zeppelin in a reggae style as sung by a 300 pound Vegas Elvis impersonator.”

10. Oasish.

“Since forming in 2004, oasish, have quickly become the most sought-after oasis tribute band in the UK”

11. The Reet Hot Chilli Peppers.

They say on Facebook: “Based in the North East of England the Reet Hot Chili Peppers are a fantastically accurate tribute to those mother funkers the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

12. Aerosith – the Star Wars parody band.

The band’s hits include “Stop Making Special Editions”.

13. Abbatoir – the heavy metal Abba tribute band.

14. Nearly Dan.

Their website says: “The band celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2007, continued to flourish in 2009 with appearances at the Birmingham and Coventry Jazz Festivals, and enters 2014 to celebrate 17 years of giving their fans the spirit and sound of Steely Dan.”

15. Mentallica.

According to their site: “Over 14 years of none stop touring Mentallica have earned a reputation as Europe’s top Metallica tribute. Playing across The British Isles and Europe.”

16. Fake No More.

From their website: “Formed in 2001, Fake No More is the ultimate
Faith No More tribute, reliving the original Faith No More
vibe on stage.”

17. Hi-on Maiden.

Their website says: “Hi-on Maiden are the worlds longest running and ONLY Iron Maiden tribute band officially endorsed by Iron Maiden themselves. Over the past fifteen years Hi-on Maiden have firmly established themselves as the most recognised and popular tribute to the mighty Iron Maiden.”

Honourable mention also to Ironically Maiden.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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