After earning over 2.4 million hits on YouTube, the singer songwriter duo Adrian and Julian are on the eve of the release of their first album “End of the Night”. With the master in final preparation for duplication, the new album will be shipping shortly. The 17-year-old identical twins have been working on their collection of upbeat originals and crooning love ballads for over 2 years.
Blackberry Jam Changes Band Name to Take2
After nearly a year of seemingly endless deliberation, Adrian and Julian finally decided to change their band name from Blackberry Jam to Take 2.
According to Adrian,
“We’re turning 18 soon, which means we’ll be adults and we want to have an older feel to our band name.”
In addition, they wanted a band name that would better emphasize the heart of their existence, being identical twins. Since childhood, the two brothers have been completely inseparable. They like the same music, have the same friends, earn the same grades, and barely ever disagree.
“Sometimes we’ll be on opposite sides of campus and we’ll meet up and we’ll both be singing the exact same song, on the exact same beat. It’s weird. As identical twins, we have the exact same genetic make-up and we’re best friends. The name Take 2 just fits us better.”
Throughout the summer, Adrian and Julian have been making trips to the eclectic recording studio, located in the top turret of a historical armory building. In the old wooden-trimmed studio, they would lay down album tracks with two accomplished session musicians and audio engineers, JJ Beck and Sam Clement. The twins would write a song, play it for JJ and Sam, then together they would figure out the arrangements. After many months and endless trips to the studio, 7 of the 10 album tracks were mastered. Julian said, “It was really awesome to work on the album with more accomplished musicians, to develop the tracks. They contributed great ideas and licks to the mix.”
Take 2’s entire album was paid for by revenue the twins earned from playing live gigs at local schools here in Vermont. According to Adrian, “I’m really proud that we were able to earn enough to pay for the album ourselves. We’re going to have a huge sense of accomplishment when we finally see those CDs for the first time! Very few people we meet have a real understanding of what it takes to complete an album. It’s taken us 2 years of persistent work to get End of the Night launched – a lot of work, but a lot of fun.”