The two men referred to in the band's name are Andy Bean, banjoist, huckster and master of ceremonies, and his friend The Councilman on bass. Each is a master kazooist and badminton enthusiast, and together they combine hot jazz, old-time country, Tin Pan Alley and vaudevillian swing to create an old-fashioned, down-home hootenanny. Listening to their third album, Heavy Petting - which is out February 12th, is like hopping in a time machine and traveling back to the early 20th century.
And while swing dancing isn't making a comeback anytime soon, The TMGB has a lot to offer a listener: Clever, quirky tunes, an obvious desire to entertain for entertainment's sake, and kazoos (they're officially sponsored by Kazoos.com). Who can possibly resist kazoos??? And with songs like When Your Lips Are Playing My Kazoo, I'm not sure where your mind wanders to, but I know where mine goes.
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - William Howard Taft : Heavy Petting
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - When Your Lips Are Playing My Kazoo : Heavy Petting
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby) : Swingers Soundtrack
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Twilight : Hot