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When Han and company walked into Maz's cantina style bar, I was really hoping to see these guys from Episode IV playing:

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But sadly, it was a different band - who were they?

  • Well it has been 30 years, I'd guess the boys split up. :/ – Hatandboots Jan 17 '16 at 21:45
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Visual Dictionary (page 73) covers it in detail:

The band members are Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert "Sticks" Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon.

No, I didn't make the names up. Here's proof:

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Visual dictionary doesn't offer many (or any :) details on them, except that they don't seem to be a permanent house band.

Side notes:

  • The band you hoping to find was called Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, all 7 members were Bith.

  • In a sweet and delicious symmetry to those of us suffering from the overabundance of OCD, the band from Episode IV had 7 players, while the band from Episode VII had 4 players.

  • According to V.D.'s author, Pablo Hidalgo's twitter, the names are meant to be "blues" invoking and he's quite proud of them.

  • Note: as of yet, according to all I know, the band has no name. Therefore, I'm dubbing them Sound Makers, in honour of XKCD. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 7 '16 at 1:52
  • @randal'thor - TY. Not as good as this or this or this :) Those were my favorite, if you don't count Bingo and Obi1 lies. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 7 '16 at 2:07
  • I should probably nominate some more of yours on my answer to "Best of 4th Quarter 2015" on meta. It's so hard to pick out just a few though! – Rand al'Thor Jan 7 '16 at 2:13
  • Still not good as good as "Elan Sleazebaggano" the drug dealer. – Rogue Jedi Jan 7 '16 at 2:44
  • Any chance the Max Rebo band had six players? Nope, those Jizz Wailers were only three in number, although in the special addition there were 12! (2x6, perhaps?) – Todd Wilcox Jan 7 '16 at 5:48

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