Keynestock winners Defunk’d have dropped their band name for a surprise alternative.
The popular group, who are based on the Medway campus, revealed their new name Aztec on Friday (May 31).
Speaking to the Medwire about why they decided to change their name, the band, made up of second year music tech students Joel Bailey, Zack Mitchell, Rob Mayzes, Jack Tann and Jake Heath, said: “We’re so versatile that the name didn’t really fit us.”
The band say the new name is “better”, and will appeal to fans more.
Writing on the band’s Facebook page, member Rob Mayzes said: “It’s [Defunk'd] hard to spell and there are already lots of bands with that name so it’s not very marketable.
“Aztec is more for our original material, and we will still be using the guise of Defunk’d for function work (weddings, functions, parties etc).”
The funk-rock group, who appeared at last nights Kent Summer Ball – Party in the Car Park – also revealed their plans for new music and forthcoming gigs.
“We have new ideas, more songs in the future.
“We all have our own styles, all have different musical backgrounds.”
The band will be performing at the Kent Factor later this year, with other performances planned for Gravesend and possibly Northern Ireland.