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The Pigeon Detectives

Speaking about the name drummer Jimmi Naylor said:"I never liked the name at first. But it's stuck - and it's probably got us more attention having a silly name.

"It came from an Australian guy who we met at the Leeds Festival. We were just discussing band names and he came up with The Pigeon Detectives. It became an in-joke for the rest of the festival.

"We thought nothing of it, but when it came to our first gig in Leeds the promoter was saying, 'What's your name?' We were like 'Oh, um The Pigeon Detectives..

When asked by BBC Sound about the name ...read more

Speaking about the name drummer Jimmi Naylor said:"I never liked the name at first. But it's stuck - and it's probably got us more attention having a silly name.

"It came from an Australian guy who we met at the Leeds Festival. We were just discussing band names and he came up with The Pigeon Detectives. It became an in-joke for the rest of the festival.

"We thought nothing of it, but when it came to our first gig in Leeds the promoter was saying, 'What's your name?' We were like 'Oh, um The Pigeon Detectives..

When asked by BBC Sound about the name Jimmi says "Dave breeds pigeons, and there's a pigeon that lives in a shed, thats his special pigeon, and this pigeon actually writes all the songs". Another story about the band name came around when Matt Bowman and Ryan were being interviewed for Later with Jools Holland, and Matt said that he and Ryan have a tradition of having Christmas dinner together and when they pulled the cracker they found the name in there. When asked about the Australian man at Leeds Festival Ryan replied with "That is a weird rumour that's going around.We don't know where that's come from", Matt then butts in with "There's also a rumour that there's a giant pigeon at the bottom of our garden that writes all the lyrics, But that's equally as untrue". « hide

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