Successful Leicester band Easy Life are being sued by airline giant EasyJet, due to their names apparently being too similar.
The band shared a statement on their social media accounts, in which they claimed the airline giant’s holding company EasyGroup was “forcing” them to change their name or they risked facing a costly legal battle.
EasyGroup said it would be “unfair” to let the band use their “easy” brand name without royalty payments.
In a statement posted on social media, Easy Life said: “We’ve worked hard to establish our brand and I’m certain in no way have we ever affected their business.”
“Although we find the whole situation hilarious, we are virtually powerless against such a massive corporation. I don’t really know what else to say.
“For those of you that bought gig tickets and ended up on a budget flight to Tenerife, I apologise. For the rest of you, thank you so much for your support.”
Easy Life was formed in Leicester in 2017, by frontman Murray Matravers. Both of their albums ‘Life’s a Beach’ and ‘Maybe in Another Life’ reached the number two spot on the UK Albums Chart.
In 2022 they took to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage.
The easyGroup has previously taken action against a number of companies over the use of the “easy” brand, including a Northampton-based restaurant called easyCurry, which changed its name in 2008 after being threatened with legal action.