Just a story of how I surprised one of my bandmates today and really brightened her day. My bands include an acoustic cover band. A few weeks ago one of the singers wrote a minor-key ballad, we played it once in rehearsal, and then we didn't see each other for a few weeks because of Easter and stuff. In the meantime, I recorded that song without telling her. After rehearsal today, I mentioned that I had a song for her to record vocals on for one of my other projects, that it should be easy 'cause I think she already knows the words, and hit the play button. It didn't take her long to realize what it was, even though the style was very different and the tempo faster. I have never seen her so happy, and she nailed the vocals on the first take, too. Share your stories of surprise... I'm sure we've got a few good'uns.