Twice Removed
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Twice Removed


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K94 playlist (regular rotation);
Bring Me Down
Hey Devil
Witches of Disease
Better Left Alone

FM99 (98.7) Virginia Beach
-Witches of Disease

Myspace Music
-Rotating list from Demo

Self recorded and produced 12 song demo.



Based in Virginia Beach, VA the blues tinged hard rock style of Twice Removed is current, edgy, and ready to take on the masses. With songs ranging from punch-you-in-the-gut rock riffs to bluesy ballads that jerk at your heart, the tie for it all is the complexity of composition that is missing in all but the rarest cases in modern rock.

Joe Ellis; Vocalist, Lead Guitarist, and Co Founder of TR brings deeply personal lyrics to life in a way that encourages audiences to associate and sympathize with. Joe's lyrics could often feel at home in a book binding, just as they fit a blistering rock song. With solo work that often leaves fans wanting more, he punctuates each song with character. Each solo is a showcase of diversity with gritty fills or clean interludes that perfectly fit the motion of the moment. Joe brings a love of blues structure and a poetic mind to the table, contributing a necessary element to the wall of sound that is Twice Removed.

Blake Drader occupies a unique place in today's music scene; as a sonic force he uses his versatility and personal interpretation of what a guitar is capable of to accent and complete the music with searing harmonies, soaring octaves, and an enthusiasm that helps make Twice Removed one of the most original bands of this era.

Tim Hinson holds the bottom end down with his trademark octave doubling and remarkable sense of rhythm. As one of the most involved bassists in modern rock today, he brings a range of new ideas and influences that range from jazz to metal. His dedication and depth of technical knowledge has allowed the rhythm section to breathe and expand a fifth and un-seen dimension.

Mike Madden, Drummer and Co-Founder completes the lineup with his unmatched technical abilities. Bringing a masters degree in percussion to the band, along with a "Big Drum" sound in a small drum package, his meticulous attention to detail gives the band a rock-solid core to rely on for tempo and timing from venue to venue. Known locally for the beating he gives his kit during every performance, a strong attack and confident execution force fans to feel the music as well as hear it.

As a result of the diverse influences and incredible talents brought by each member, the music created by Twice Removed is spectacularly dynamic and grabs attention from start to finish on every song. It has been said before by fans that you could listen a hundred times and you will hear a new element every time. This is a band that knows no limits, this is a band that sees no end to creativity. Twice Removed is a band with a future in rock. Join TR fans, and be a part of something huge!!