“A Really Weird Threesome”

by James Adams

This is the first installment of Memory Mondays, where we give you a glimpse into XY Unlimited’s turbulent, glorious, and frequently embarrassing past. You can compound our shame or bolster our pride by leaving a comment below. 

This bit of XY lore was published as part of our May 2013 bid to be #1 on ArtistSignal:

We have a really hard time describing our genre. Have you ever experienced the same problem (with us)? Here are some catch phrases we’ve tried in the past, and why they didn’t work:

Team of heroes

Our first band slogan was almost as awkward as this photo.

1) “Five voices. One unforgettable sound” [obsolete, movie-trailer-esque]

2) “We’re like a modern Crosby Stills Nash and Young meets Toto!” [Crosby who Nash and Dorothy’s dog?]

3) “Like a cappella with instruments!” [a shocking amount of people only heard “a cappella,” stopped listening, then later mentioned how much they loved XY Unlimited, their favorite a cappella group! facepalm.jpg]

4) “Fallout boy meets Glee!” [our current go-to. Much to our chagrin, fans of one frequently do not like the other. Insert jazz hands of failure.]

Stephanie Casstevens

Stephanie Casstevens, blogger/college booking agent/ninja/friend.

Fortunately, our great Illinois ally Stephanie recently came up with this gem on her blog:

“…it’s like an acapella group, Miles Davis and a sexy boy band you loved in high school had a really weird threesome that made a beautiful musical baby called XY Unlimited.”

Fitting? We think so. What do you think?

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2 Responses to “A Really Weird Threesome”

  1. Love it! 🙂 And this Stephanie sounds awesome…I think we should be friends.

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