Band With Main Performer Name
This is a special construct where a band has the name of the main performer - or the PerformanceName of the main performing artist.
Sometimes they explicitly call themselves bands though or are recognized as bands by the fans. In this case it is common to create an artist for the band and an identically named artist for the main performer who is then to be linked to the band (with the MemberOfBandRelationshipType). The releases go under the band artist normally (there are other cases though). If the name is a PerformanceName of the main performer then also an artist for the LegalName is created and linked to the PerformanceName with the PerformanceNameRelationshipType.
Non-exhaustive list of such bands
- ASP with their singer Alexander Spreng who performs as Asp
- Doro being a band / solo project of singer Dorothee Pesch who performs as Doro Pesch or simply Doro.
- Marilyn Manson with their singer Brian Hugh Warner who also performs as Marilyn Manson
- Nena with their singer Gabriele Susanne Kerner who performs as Nena Kerner or simply Nena - her early works are with the band, later works are solo projects and go under her performance name!
- King Diamond with member King Diamond