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222 at Hotel Congress
November 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:55 pm
Formed in 2014 in Los Angeles, 222 met in the early 2000s after relocating to LA (Jade from Tucson, AZ, Dennis from Cincinnati, OH). In 2006 the 2 started a sound company for T.V. and film and has worked on some of the most reputable music documentaries to date such as “Troubadours”, “PJ20”, and the Oscar Award Winning “Twenty Feet From Stardom”. Most recently they filmed the recording of Lost On the River: The new Basement tapes in which modern artist interpret songs from recently resurfaced Bob Dylan Lyrics. Although longtime friends they only recently discovered their musical chemistry. With no anticipation of a full length album the 2 started recording in June of 2014 by tracking demos which in turn ended up being used for most of the tracks used on their debut album. The song “One Night Stand” was put out as a pre-released single on 12/14/15 from the two’s debut “Libretto” and first aired on KROQ’s Rodney Bingenheimer’s show “Rodney on the Roq” along with a second pre-release “Fair Weather Send-Off”. Since then Rodney has been playing those tracks along with “Bedtime” and “Cloudship” from to time. Anticipating their first show, 222 rehearsed as a 2 piece until 3 days before their first gig when they decided to add the perfect fit (Tosha Jones) to take over the drums and let the duo stand upfront to tell their stories side by side. On 2/21/15, the band gave a rousing live debut performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA, a prelude to the release of their debut album “Libretto” released on 2/22. The whole album being homegrown was written, recorded, performed and produced by Jade and Dennis at their studio in Encino, CA.