But word about the band started to spread, and The OneUps began accidentally getting gigs: local bars, barbecues and community events.
One of those was a gala, a local gathering of the wealthy Fayetteville elite — not exactly the venue you’d expect for a video game cover band.
“We were pretty confused as to why they invited us at first,” Mustin says. “We played video game music, but we kind of made it a little more formal, you know, for where we were.
“It was hilarious, because after the show, people were telling us how refreshing it is to see young people playing such sophisticated music. But then one of the waiters from the catering company came up and said, ‘Dude, did you guys just play the Zelda theme?'”