Blackberry Jam now “Take2” Launches First Album “End of the Night”

Take2 Profile
Blackberry Jam Now TAKE2

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.

Take2NamechangevideoBoys explain name change

Julian said,

“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.”

Album Production

Take2 End of Night cover


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.”

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Gaitway Brothers Scotland’s Pride and Joy


Peter & Steven Gait "Gaitway Brothers"
Peter & Steven Gait    “Gaitway Brothers”

Discovering and introducing new talent is what Rivenmaster’s Place is all about!  This year has been no exception with more than twenty new artists introduced here for the first time!  This week we are bringing you not just a new, but also a very unique talent.  Not only is their relationship unique but the type of music they share is refreshingly different from the normal pop genre which has become so dominant throughout the music industry and the world.   

Steven and Peter Gait are twelve year old twins who live in Helensburgh, Scotland; their home town is the birthplace of the inventor of the first working television, John Logie Baird. Helensburgh is situated on the scenic Firth of Clyde the famous river on which the Liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were built. The boys, as you can see from the photographs, are not identical twins and also differ in their natures, likes and dislikes, yet they do enjoy singing together. They have a younger sister Amanda, who is their number one fan.

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This past month the boys released their debut CD consisting of 9 songs that display the versatility of the Gaitway Brothers.

The music includes Scottish and English traditional songs, atmospheric film-music and several thought-provoking original compositions. The music is united by its ‘folk flavor’ and by its emotive nature which always ends, on a note of hope. Sung from the heart and mixed professionally, this will be one you will want for your collection.

I asked the boys to create a special video where they could introduce you to themselves and tell you a little about their music and their dreams for the future.  I’m delighted to present this video for your enjoyment!

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