Meet An Unexpected Melody

Unexpected Melody

What's the story behind your band's founding?

Well, I used to dwell on a low-populated server where there were hardly any player-arranged events happening. I knew about playing music solo, and I had downloaded some songs that I played now and then, but only after my kin moved to Crickhollow, when the servers where merged, did I see any bands performing. I thought that was cool, but didn't think it was anything for me, until a stubborn musician, after hearing me play solo, talked me into learning how to play in groups. He also taught me to make my own songs. And I had so much fun with it:) I played in his band on Shirefest 2016, and soon after that I decided to make my own kin and band. I multibox one alt, so it's a 2 man band right now, we have performed on Night of the Muses and played some duets at the Yard party on Laurelin a few times. In the future I might recruit more members, and I plan to borrow some friends/band members for this festival to make a better sound.

How did your band get its name?

I'm not quite sure how it happened, haha. I had some different ideas that I played around with, but nothing felt right. Then I happened to see the title of the first hobbit movie somewhere on a website, and the name An Unexpected Melody just popped into my head. It's a fitting name, because I never thought that I would be having my own band.

How did your members meet one another?

Well, they are both me, but I pretend they are cousins:) Calardis is from Lindon, and her aunt married an elf from Mirkwood, where young Daneron was born. They have only recently met each other and started playing music.

How would you describe your band's music?

Mostly pop music I'd say, with some occasional rock, musical or movie soundtracks.

How do you decide which songs to play?

I usually just follow my own mood:)

Do you have a signature song?

Not yet, but I've been thinking about it.

What's the highlight of your band's time together?

Getting invited to play at Night of the Muses, I'd say, it was exciting the first time, when I knew it was being recorded:)

Do you have any stories about a time when things didn't go so well?

I've messed up my lyrics several times, that is always annoying me:)

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?

No, we don't have time for that at the moment but would like to in the future.

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed, You Tube channel, or links to any performances?

A guild site where I sometimes upload my music. Not much point linking it here though, there isn't much on it:)

What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?

Can't think of anything right now:) We are still very new at this:)