The Two Man Gentleman Band

The Two Man Gentleman Band

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The Two Man Gentlemen Band plays original, old-time music at a reasonable volume & a lively pace. They wear well-tailored fineries of yesteryear, & present the passerby with over 9 unique sounds: 2 voices, guitar, bass fiddle, banjo, lead kazoo, tenor kazoo, & the occasional whistle.

Biography

The Gentlemen were born in the Fall of 2002, when longtime friends Andy Bean and Fuller Condon (known also as The Councilman) first carried their instruments into New York City's Central Park. The park-going public received them kindly, showering them with kind words and coinage despite The Gents' then-meager repertoire (about 15 minutes of original material). Bean and The Councilman concluded that the park benefited from the presence of old-time music, played quickly, by men in suits. They vowed to make it a habit.

Since then, The Gentlemen have logged hundreds of hours of outdoor performance and greatly expanded their repertoire, adding over fifty original songs and dozens of choice covers. Though Central Park remains their most favored venue, The Gentlemen have traveled considerably. They've entertained drunken spring-breakers on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; played atop the searing pavement of summertime Savannah, GA; sung for a free breakfast in Mazomanie, WI; and been summarily ejected from Universal Studios, Florida.

In the Summer of 2004, The Gentlemen were accepted into the Music Under New York (MUNY) program, granting The Gents access to the finest performance spots in the New York City subway system.

Their spirited audition for the MUNY program gained them substantial attention. Soon after, they were invited to appear on ABC World News Now, ABC's overnight news program. Their performance, a combination of tipsy dialogue and rousing song, was broadcast to a nationwide audience on August 13, 2004.

In addition, filmmaker Anna Holtzman invited The Gentlemen to appear in her upcoming documentary, Music Underground. The film chronicles New York City street and subway performers.

Discography

-Old-Time Music... Now! - EP (2004)

-The Two Man Gentlemen Band- LP (2005)- Serious Business Records

-Free tracks available at http://www.two-man-gentlemen-band.com