New Music from our NEW EP
Nominated for VEER Music Award!
We are so excited that we have been nominated for a VEER Music Award in the BEST TEEN BAND category. Please click the VEER logo and VOTE for us! The Best Teen Band is category #22. You can vote daily if you like. Thank you for all your support!
Awards will be announce at a ceremony at the Attucks Theater on February 11 in Norfolk, VA.
Upcoming Events...Click on our "Shows" tab for more details on upcoming events.
Feb. 13 Mario's Restaurant - Portsmouth
March 1 Manhattan's Blues N Brews
May 15 International Festival - Yorktown
SEE YOU SOON!
Guitar Player Magazine...Oh Yeah!
Check it out. We made the GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE August edition!!
A CD Release To Remember!
What an incredible event our CD release party turned out to be. Manhattan's was the place to be on Saturday, December 13, 1-4 p.m.. We were joined by lots of our musician friends to help celebrate the release of our latest EP, "The UnXpected: Uncovered".
Your Hosts and Jam Coordinators were Herbie D. and Art Martin
and we had special guest appearances by The Bill Miles Band, BlueHouse and The Bush League! And what would a blues event be without an epic jam to round out the evening?
We are so thankful to have so many awesome and supportive friends and fans! Thank you for making our CD Release an event to remember.
VEER Magazine's BEST TEEN BAND!On February 3, 2014, we were named "Best Teen Band" at the VEER Magazine Local Music Awards presented at The Norva in Norfolk, VA. With so much talent in our category, we were honored to take home the top prize and thank our fans for voting and the judges for their recognition of our work.
Welcome to the Brotherhood!
Congratulations to Cole Layman, Zachary Salsberry and Logan Layman all of whom have been inducted into the Brotherhood of The Guitar by co-founder and renowned rock photographer Robert M. Knight. They are all honored to be included among such talented young players.
The Brotherhood is supported by Fender, Guitar Center and Ernie Ball and, according to an article on the Fender website, "seeks the guitarists of the future, prodigies from around the world between the ages of 14 and 20." More on the Brotherhood can be found at www.brotherhoodoftheguitar.com.
We are THE UNXPECTED
We've Gone Digital!Two of The UnXpected's original songs, "Daughter of Blues" and "Little Boy Blue", are available for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, Napster, and others. Please check us out by searching for The UnXpected. Thanks for being a fan!
Opening for Gary U.S. BondsWe are pleased to announce that we will be opening for the legendary Gary U.S Bonds at the inaugural First Fridays Granby Street Party on Friday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m.. It is a FREE concert at TCC Square on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk and YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!
A gifted performer and songwriter, Bonds was raised in Norfolk, VA, is an honoree of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, a "Favorite Son" of the Blues Brothers, a CMA Songwriter of the Year Nominee and an inductee of Norfolk's Legends of Music Walk of Fame.
Teenapalooza IIIThe UnXpected performs at Teenapalooza III at the Jewish Mother Hilltop to benefit the NobelTeens.
Getting Some PressHey UnXpected fans!. We were featured in the Good Life section of the Daily Press on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in an article on up and coming blues artists in Hampton Roads. Check it out here.
A Television AppearanceCheck out our March 1 television appearance on The Hampton Roads Show on WAVY-TV 10. We were the featured artist on "Live Music Friday" and performed two original songs -- "Daughter of Blues" and "Little Boy Blue". Check it out!
A Memphis Montage
We're Heading to Memphis!
What an incredible CD release party we had this past weekend. We are so grateful to all the talented blues musicians who contributed to making it such a special event and our families, friends and fans for their support. This week, we're travling to Memphis for the IBC, proudly representing the DC Blues Society. We will be performing on Friday evening, February 1, 2013. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and pictures and check out www.musiconthecouch.com for news, interviews and coverage of the International Blues Challenge. Wish us luck!
Video Highlights - CD Release Party
The UnXpected on the RadioIn case you missed it, check out our interview and jam session on the Blues Traffic Jam Show with Brian Roughton of 88.7 FM WFOS. The session took place on January 17 ahead of the release of our first CD on January 27.
WINNER -- Junior Battle of the Bands