I’ve always struggled with naming bands. So I kind of give up trying & let the universe do its thing. I was in Vegas playing blackjack & some American bloke just kept shouting “Woo, yea, USA. I love blackjack”. I was hammered & thought it could be a cool name. As for influences, The Rolling Stones, Queens of The Stone Age, The Who, Oasis, Marvin Gaye, Prince….. the list is endless….