After a short-lived breather, the boys are back and on the attack!
Next up for us is the O’Connor’s Brewing Co. Black Saturday Block Party in Norfolk (521 W. 25th Street) on Nov. 30 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. $20 gets you two drink tickets, four sets of live music (we’ll be closing the show!) and support for Norfolk’s awesome nonprofit ForKids! There’s no better time to give back to your community than the holidays, so turn out and turn up!
Last week we played a couple of badass shows with a few of Norfolk’s finest acts: Nov. 20 with Thomas McDonald and the Record Collection at Retro Cafe followed by playing the Belmont House of Smoke with The Hissy Fits and The Hm Hmms on Nov. 23. Check out these videos recorded live at the Belmont and STAY TUNED for our debut CD which should be ready within the next two weeks!
The summer’s been a whirlwind, and it’s not letting up any time soon! This week, the surfing world descends on our hometown of Virginia Beach, which always keeps us busy. We’re pumped to represent for O’Neill at their ECSC Kickoff Party at 11th Street Taphouse, followed by supporting punk rock legends AGENT ORANGE at Shaka’s on Saturday. Stay tuned, we have two big shows coming up next week in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and our favorite VB venue: The Jewish Mother!
The Wet Boys were the featured musicians on WAVY Channel 10′s The Hampton Roads Show this morning! Check out the video above to see our live studio performance! This is all about getting y’all to come out and see us play Monday, Aug 5 at Gordon Biersch Town Center, 6 p.m. for Rachelle Friendman’s benefit show! See you there.
Rachelle’s story is tragic, yet more and more inspirational as time passes.
At her bachelorette party in 2010, Rachelle, a Virginia Beach native, was playfully pushed into a pool by a friend. She hit her head on the bottom, heard a sharp crack and felt all of the feeling leave her body. She sustained a severe spinal cord injury, causing her to become paralyzed from the chest down just weeks before her wedding.
Despite the traumatic injury and its results, Rachelle and her husband Chris are happily married and living in North Carolina. An avid surfer, Rachelle refused to let her injury keep her out of the water as she now rides an adaptive surfboard. She plays adaptive rugby and is also into hand cycling. Rachelle has dedicated her life to being a beacon of positivity as an inspirational speaker.
But her bills are burdensome, so we’re stoked to help lighten the load. There will be some rad raffle prizes from the event sponsors, and Gordon Biersch will donate 15 percent of its proceeds from the day to Rachelle’s trust.
We hope to see you there!
The Summer of Swampytonk is off to a hell of a start. We had an awesome time playing to the supporters of Billabong’s Wave Warriors Camp, Donavon Frankenreiter and Mia Dyson at 31st Street Park in VB! Big thanks to Eddie Compo of The Wildlyfe for shooting these rad photos! We followed the next weekend playing at the Belmont with Constrictor and Old Knives in honor of our frien BK’s upcoming wedding! Sick party!
The Outer Banks were amazing hosts once again! Goombays hosted a memorable show. We know it was good because we barely remember what happened haha!
We are setting our schedule as well speak.. Stay tuned, more shows coming up soon.
Big things popping already for this Summer of Swampytonk 2013!
We kick off the festivities with another Chilli Peppers show in Kill Devil Hills, NC on Thursday, June 6 (free, 21+, 10 p.m.) followed by one of our biggest shows yet as depicted in the flyer above.
We’re stoked and honored to be a part of Billabong’s Wave Warriors Surf Camp and share the stage with Donavon Frankenreiter & Mia Dyson on Saturday, June 8 at Neptune’s Park (Laskin Road & Atlantic Ave.). The show is free, open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. We may have an after-party show that night, so stay tuned!
While home is where the heart is, our spirits also thrive on the beaches and backwoods of Eastern North Carolina. Yet again, we were fortunate enough to gather The Wet Boys Party Crew and hit the road in search of good times with our friends living on the Outer Banks and in the woods down in Hampstead.
We’re still busy tracking down all of the photos and videos from what unfolded to be another epic weekend. We escaped through gnarly weather, late nights and two broken ribs more stoked and motivated than ever to keep our vision alive.
Thanks to everyone who opened up their doors and homes to us on our trip. We hope our journey inspires you to jump in a van with your friends and seek out the greatest time of you life.
The Wet Boys Party Crew.