Ed Masley , The Republic | azcentral.com Published 3:25 p.m. MT Nov. 1, 2016 | Updated 9:48 a.m. MT Nov. 19, 2016
11/12: 2 in the Chest release show
Now, anytime you claim to be the world’s only anything, it’s bound to raise some eyebrows if not questions. But “the world’s only rustic outlaw Southern hard rock/metal band?” Sounds pretty reasonable – especially if you throw in one last qualifier: “whose new release consists entirely of songs based on actual stories from or otherwise related to the Wild West of the 1800s.” As their Facebook bio puts it, “When you go see a show, it’s way more than just the music, it’s like busting open the swinging doors of some 18th-century saloon.” But wait, you say, the 1800s are the 19th century.
Don’t be that guy.
As guitar-playing vocalist Reverend Black Jack McBride says, “We are a full concept band head to toe, from lyrics to logo.”
They’ve been playing in the Valley since 2009. The CD they’re releasing at this Yucca Tap Room show was a year and a half in the making, recording at Steampunk Audio Labs in Glendale by producer Casey Weaver.
The Reverend and Velvet De Blonko, their drummer, are married and have a child with extreme autism. They formed 2 in the Chest in part to raise autism awareness.
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True stories of the old west come to life on stage
when 2 IN THE CHEST performs.
Jereamy Wilson Our City Radio 2013
2 IN THE CHEST is making quite a name for themselves. When you go see a show it’s way more than just the music, it’s like busting open the swinging doors of some eighteenth century saloon, bellying up to the bar, and not only hearing the amazing music but listening to stories from the old west that they tell during the performance. Everything 2 IN THE CHEST does is part of that story. The characters, the clothes, the vibe…all are pieces to the incredible puzzle that this band has put together.
From beginning to end their set is a pioneering journey through the past, and everyone from young to not so young leave a 2 IN THE CHEST show with a smile and a never ending memory of the fantastic time they had.
They have a great eye for art and how to tie it in with the music that they write. Even the bands logo was meticulously hand crafted. Fronted by Reverend Black Jack McBride, this band of dead pioneers which by the way each have their own stories, makes every show well worth the cover to get in whatever it may be. Both audibly and visually…you will not be disappointed.
With Mortimer J.Butterfield on the bass and Velvet De Blonko, on the drums The fingers of Jameson Jack Coburn on the lead guitar, and from time to time special guests, 2 IN THE CHEST knows how to put on a show! With their hard driving Southern Metal sound and their ghostly theatrics, they are sure to blow the britches off everyone in the building, and have them walking out of the building with a Sarsaparilla Smile.
Coming Soon Brand New Full Length CD
Lead Jacket In A Pine Box
THE WORLD'S ONLY RUSTIC OUTLAW SOUTHERN HARD ROCK BAND
This band was formed to give total entertainment not just great music, but an entire performance for you to remember your entire life. And most importantly spread autism awareness and the rising issue of homeless Veterans nationwide. 2 IN THE CHEST Starts Touring the US To raise money to build self-sustainable communities for homeless Veterans Starting in June 2017
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