Talk:New Donk City Band

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The band's name seems to have been taken from the credits (listed under "Performance"), though I'm pretty sure it's referring to the real-life band assembled to perform the music for Odyssey (like the Mario 3D World Big Band), not the fictional one in-game. The sound selection on iTunes even lists them as the artist for the songs in the game (notice too it says "feat.Kate Davis" and not "feat.Pauline"). Unless there's another source for its actual name, I think we should move it to a conjectural name like "New Donk City Band". Rosalina pose SMM.png Mario JC 06:35, 11 January 2019 (EST)

You're right. The article currently uses the in-game credits as a source, which obviously doesn't refer to the fictional band. This page must be moved and another page for the musicians who performed the SMO soundtrack must be created.
I'm not opposed the conjectural name you suggested, but I think it could be moved to a more generic name, like "Band", as referred to in the "Getting the Band Together" mission.
--PhGuy12 (talk) 19:30, June 22, 2020 (EDT)
That's likely just referring to the band in general terms, so I don't think that should be its name. Rosalina pose SMM.png Mario JC 01:04, June 23, 2020 (EDT)
I really didn't want to refer to the term "Band" as a proper name, just as a generic term, since there is apparently no official name. Now I think "musicians" would be a better name, since it is a term commonly used to refer to them. Also, they’re independent before Mario convinces them to form the band for the festival.
By the way, the page should cover their appearance before the festival.
--PhGuy12 (talk) 20:41, June 23, 2020 (EDT)
Agreed that it's clearly referring to the real-life band. I think "New Donk City Band" is fine as a conjectural name for the in-game characters, personally. --PaperSplash (talk) 23:19, October 20, 2020 (EDT)