Two Scoops Combo

Two Scoops Combo

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandBluesJazz

Boogie Piano Man Eric "Two Scoops" Moore writes & sings of joy, pathos, hunger & overconsumption, in the Blues tradition of devilish double entendre. Mix baritone vocals, honkin' sax, groovin' bass, Big Easy rhythm & you have the recipe for BIG FUN!

Biography


TWO SCOOPS COMBO!
featuring ERIC “TWO SCOOPS” MOORE

“Moore is a strong soulful singer and a ferocious keyboard player. He clearly loves what he does and it shows in his roof-raising, good time music.”
---CADENCE MAGAZINE
“Two Scoops pounds the piano and growls and shouts in the spirit of giants like Amos Milburn, Professor Longhair and Louis Jordan.”
---BLUES & RHYTHM – THE GOSPEL TRUTH (UK)

STYLES:
Blues, Jazz, Swing, Boogie-Woogie, Rock ‘n’ Roll

BACKGROUND:
Eric “Two Scoops” Moore was born in 1958 and hails from Boston. He has been playing the piano since the age of 5. After discovering the Blues in 1972, the notes took on a whole new meaning. Eric was soon jamming every Sunday at the 1369 Jazz Club in Cambridge MA, under the tuteledge of 50's Vee Jay recording artist, “Earring” George Mayweather. Riding back to George's old haunts on the South Side of Chicago and hearing first-hand tales about Little Walter, J B Hutto, Howlin' Wolf & other greats, steeped this Boston boy in Blues history.

In 1991 he was hired by ex-Muddy Waters guitarist, Grammy and Handy Award winner, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson. Luther had Two Scoops open the shows for him. For the next six years, Two Scoops thrilled giant crowds at premier Blues clubs, festivals and cruises in 36 states, 12 countries on three continents. While playing on the 1/95 ULTIMATE RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE, one special fan from Seattle stole his heart. Amy was Treasurer of the Washington Blues Society. She convinced him that if he wanted good loving every night, it was time to hire his own band and be his own man.

The House of Blues in Cambridge MA hosted its first ever wedding/blues jam for the couple on 2/14/96. The occasion was featured as the Valentine's Day love story on the 11 PM news. It was also a celebration of Eric’s miraculous recovery from a nearly fatal bout with flesh-eating bacteria and a release party for his first CD, "Big Buffet". Over 14 years later, the disc still receives frequent airplay.

Since 1996, Two Scoops has been based in West Seattle, playing gigs as a solo pianist/vocalist, duo with sax, trio with drums, or quartet with upright bass. Venues include nightclubs, parks, festivals, radio & TV stations, zoos, Tuscan hill town piazzas, classic car & motorcycle rallies, corporate events, wedding receptions, birthday parties and art gallery openings. No matter where Two Scoops plays, BIG FUN is in store for all!

Eric has shared the stage with many notable blues stars, including JOHN LEE HOOKER, BUDDY GUY, KOKO TAYLOR, LONNIE BROOKS, RONNIE EARL, MONSTER MIKE WELCH, DAVID MAXWELL and SUGAR RAY NORCIA.

**AWARDS**
MUSIC:
2011, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2002 & 2001 Washington Blues Society BB Award * BEST PIANO/KEYBOARD *
2001 Washington Blues Society BB Award * BEST SONGWRITER *
1999 New England Blues Audience Reader’s Poll *FAVORITE KEYBOARD PLAYER*
VIDEOS:
Two Scoops Combo Plays Bumbershoot, 2001 Telly Award
Live At The Showbox, 2001 Videographer Award
ART:
The Art of Salvage contest, 2007+ 2006 FIRST PLACE
Tacoma Iron Artist Challenge, 2008 FIRST PLACE

Lyrics

Don't Have to Drink it Here

Written By: ERIC MOORE

MUSIC CAFÉ track 15
DON’T HAVE TO DRINK IT HERE (3:24)

If you don’t treat me fair
I’m going to take my business elsewhere
I’ve got to drink beer
But I don’t have to drink it here

I’m the man who pays the check
And I feel I deserve a little respect
When I take my wife to some place nice
I say “Hey baby, order anything you want
Don’t even bother looking at the price”

But the twenty dollar pate tastes like liverwurst
My water glass is empty and I’m dying of thirst
The people who got here after us are eating first
The food is lousy and the service is worse
Lord knows I’ve got to eat and drink beer
But he also knows that I don’t have to drink it here

Waiter! The soup is cold and the bread is stale
And I went out and looked, the cook’s got dirty fingernails
There ain’t no soap in the washroom
And I had to pick something off of my spoon
Next time I’ll steer clear
I have to eat, but I sure as hell don’t have to eat here!

If you don’t treat me fair
I’m going to take my business elsewhere
I’ve got to drink beer
But I don’t have to, NO!
I don’t have to, NO!
I don’t have to, NO!
I don’t have to drink it here
Come on baby lets get out of here!

© 2001 ERIC MOORE, CLEAN PLATE MUSIC(ASCAP)

Big Buffet

Written By: ERIC MOORE

BIG BUFFET ERIC MOORE ©1996 Clean Plate Music ASCAP

Hey let’s go load up down at the BIG BUFFET
Everybody in town’s at the BIG BUFFET
Plenty to go around at the BIG BUFFET
Six bucks all you can eat at the BIG BUFFET
You’re sure in for a treat at the BIG BUFFET
If you can find a seat at the BIG BUFFET

They’ve got meat and potatoes, beans and rice
Good country gravy (that will) make you go back twice
They’ve got bacon, bologna, salami, and ham
Liverwurst, knackwurst, move along ma’am
They’ve got big loaves of bread and to go with these
They’ve got a special table with twelve kinds of cheese
They’ve got all kinds of beer just to quench your thirst
Sorry lady I was here first
They’ve got hamburgers, pot roast, Salisbury steak
They’ve got big long tongues that hang off the plate
They’ve got meatballs, meatloaf, roast Cornish hen
Pork chops lamb chops and you can come back again
See what’s on the table down at the BIG BUFFET
Keep eating if you’re able down at the BIG BUFFET

They’ve got roast duckling, turkey, pheasant and trout
They’ve got a whole pig with an apple stuck in his mouth
There’s clam chowder, onion soup, vegetable stew
Butter sauce, mushroom sauce and cheese fondue
They’ve got Welsh rabbit, quiche Lorraine and red deviled eggs
Crab cakes, salmon loaf and green frog legs
They’ve got fricassee, sweet and sour, al-la king
They’ve got potpie, leg and thigh, breast and wing
And if you don’t like chicken you don’t have to worry
They’ll grill you up a big juicy steak in a hurry

I don’t wait in line at the BIG BUFFET
I’m first every time to the BIG BUFFET

They’ve got crab legs, steamers, lobster and shrimp
And if you’ve got a hollow leg you’ll walk out with a limp
A pretty girl walking around with canapés
Man you ain’t tasted nothing ‘til you’ve tried one of these
Rockefeller, half-shell, escargot,
Remoulade, melon balls and prosciutto
Stroganoff, Romanoff, and thermidor
Come on back, baby, when you’re ready for more
They’ve got prime rib, short rib, London broil
Baked potatoes and butter wrapped up in foil
There’s blueberry, strawberry, apple crumb
Pineapple-rhubarb, raisin and plum
Pumpkin, pecan and mincemeat too
Lemon meringue, there’s a pie for you
They’ve got cherry cobbler, peach flambe’
Cherries jubilee and chocolate parfait
They’ve got custard puff pastry and butterscotch
And if you don’t think I can eat it all just sit down and watch!!
Cup cakes! Layer cakes! Square cakes! Round cakes!
Fudge cakes! Lemon cakes! Angel cakes! Pound cakes!
BIG BUFFET! Eat it up! Eat it up!
BIG BUFFET! Pig out! Pig out!
I can’t stop going back to the BIG BUFFET!
I’ll probably have a heart attack at the BIG BUFFET!

My Wife Won The Lottery

Written By: Eric Moore

MY WIFE WON THE LOTTERY Eric Moore © 2004 CLEAN PLATE MUSIC (ASCAP)
My wife won the lottery
And guess what she’s going to do
She’s taking her forty-five year old face to the doctor
And coming back twenty-two

She said she’s getting new bazooms
So I asked her what size
She said she couldn’t tell me
‘Cause it would spoil the surprise

My wife won the lottery
And I guess I should be pleased
She wants to make me happy
That’s why she’s spending it all on me

I said, “Baby you don’t have to
Do all that for me -
I’m looking right at you
And I love all that I see.”

She said, “That’s not all I want
The plastic surgeon to do -
When he gets finished with me
I’m going to have him start working on you!”

My wife won the lottery
And guess what she’s gonna do
She’s taking my three-hundred pound body to the doctor
And I’m coming back one-eighty-two!

OH YEAH

Discography

RECORDINGS:
Lasagna Man (Two Scoops Records 2009) Produced by Eric Moore
FAT Daddy (Two Scoops Records 2009) Produced by Mickey Bones
BIG BUFFET Combo Platter (Two Scoops Records 2006) Produced by Amy & Eric Moore
Music Café (Two Scoops Records 2002) Produced by DUKE ROBILLARD
HUNGRY! (Two Scoops Records 2000) Produced by Eric Moore (nominated for BEST CD 2001 by WBS)
Clean Plate (Clean Plate Records 1998) Produced by Tom Hambridge
Big Buffet (Two Scoops Records 1996) Produced by Tom Hambridge & "Sax"Gordon Beadle
Two Scoops Combo (Two Scoops Records 1992) Produced by Eric Moore & "Sax"Gordon Beadle

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:
“Left Handed” covered by Duke Robillard on Blue Mood Disc 2, DixieFrog Records
“Click ‘n’ Clack” on Born Not To Run, More Disrespectful Car Songs, Car Talk Vol. II
“Auto Service Hell” on Car Talk’s Compendium of Disrespectful Car Songs Vol. I
Slammin’ on the West Side, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Telarc Blues
Live at The Rynborn, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, MC Records
Country Sugar Papa, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Bullseye Blues/Rounder Records
Live at The Midway Café, Featuring “Earring” George Mayweather, Midway Records
I'm A Bluesman, Henry Lee Spencer, Two Scoops Records
Better 'n' Better, Henry Lee Spencer, Two Scoops Records
Coming Your Way, Henry Spencer, Two Scoops Records

Set List

SHOWS:
Two Scoops Combo serves up a unique blend of rollicking boogie-woogie humor and heart-felt blues. Eric “Two Scoops” Moore stirs fun into his audience with the touch of a master chef. His legendary ability to transport listeners to 1930’s Kansas City, 1940’s Chicago or 1950’s New Orleans in a flash has been documented in countless fan testimonials. In a typical show, Two Scoops breathes new life into familiar favorites and delivers generous portions of crowd-pleasing hits from his own records.

TWO SCOOPS' ORIGINALS:

PORK CHOPS MUSIC CAFE
TWELVE INCHES LEFT HANDED
OLD WINE MAKIN’ BONES
PLACE OF LOVE KEEP ME IN MIND
HAMMERED PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
TRUE BLUES BIG UGLY FELLA
STOP SHOPPING MAM A CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN
PILL TAKIN’ WOMAN PULLING MY CHAIN
ALL THE TH