Not sure if this is the right place for it, but it seems as good as any
As many of you know, I have a long name Many people have a hard time pronouncing it, let alone remembering and spelling it. Plus side is, if you google me, you find me. Lots of me (and, apparently, a picture of Natalie Portman, not fully clothed, FYI).
Part of what's been slowing me down on playing more solo gigs and really promoting myself is that I'm struggling with my "branding" if you will. Do I go by my real name, as I have been so far? Do I go by a stage name? Do I pick a "band" name (see also: Nine Inch Nails, City and Colour, and the early days of Porcupine Tree)?
For reference, this is the closest thing to a completed track that I have at the moment, and gives a good idea of the kind of "sound" my album will be (though this is definitely one of the mellower tracks):
Though, there will also be tracks more like this:
You should go by Aaron VD. Bet you'd get lots of chicks that way too.