BRATTLEBORO >> The members of Take 2 give good cause to look twice. They are identical twin brothers Adrian and Julian Woodrow, and at only 18 years old these two singers/songwriters have already made a dent in the music world, and they will be performing live at the Brattleboro's Eagle Club on Friday, May 8. When not performing in public concerts such as this one to cover their expenses, they are pursuing their mission to inspire other students to enjoy and create music. The boys, who live in southern Vermont, taught themselves to play the ukulele, guitar and piano describe their music as pop/folk. They have competed on The Voice and X-Factor, won Granville's Battle of the Bands against eight other bands, garnering over one third of the audience votes, and released a debut album "End of the Night" last November. As they began getting requests to perform at area schools, they became aware of how underfunded local music programs were, and began making school appearances pro bono, playing their instruments, singing their own plus cover songs, in order to motivate their peers into making their own music. If the twins can do it, so can they. The twins share stories about how they got started singing and song writing, explain how they generated over 2.4 million hits on YouTube and about their humble beginnings singing at "Lunchbox Special" in third grade. They describe how much practice goes into every concert, what it's like to be twins and best friends, and encourage kids to pursue their dreams. Students are encouraged to ask questions.
Julian said, "Kids need music and when they loose that spark from music then they also lose creativity and we want to make sure music is always a part of their lives."
Proceeds from this public concerts, or anchor concerts, are used to cover their overall expenses so that Take 2 can continue to give free concerts in under-served schools where there might not be adequate funding for arts and music programs. Take 2 will be giving free concerts at Vernon, Academy, Putney, and Guilford schools. They will share their experiences in the music business with local kids of all ages in the schools.
Come hear them sing, play ukulele and guitar, and tell humorous stories about their experiences on the X-Factor and The Voice and what it's like to perform in front of 4,000 people. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend the public evening concert at the Eagle's Club in Brattleboro on Friday, May 8, doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door and everyone who attends gets a free poster. Adrian and Julian will be available to sign posters after each set. There will be a cash bar. The Eagles Club is located at 54 Chickering Drive in Brattleboro.
Contact Cicely M. Eastman at 802-254-2311 ext. 261.