Playing Classic Rock songs comes naturally to this band of 5 very talented and experienced musicians from East Texas, because the members of Take 2 Classic Rock Band evolved from that cool era in Rock and Roll music when Classic Rock was born, and each of them really are impressive, not only in their respective roles in the band, but as a group their sound is so uniquely above and beyond just a cover band. Their song list is a testimony that showcases their sound and style, and former clients and fans will tell you that Take 2 is so close to the original, it will amaze your crowd.
On Lead Vocals is Paul "Turk" Henry, who started his career in the band Hobbit, an iconic East TX Band from the late '70s and early '80s that traveled nationwide, opening for Big names like Cheap Trick, Loverboy, and Night Ranger, and they also recorded a tribute album to Thin Lizzy. Later, "Turk" formed the band LIX from East TX. His voice is simply spell-binding and his performance will take your breath away.
Take 2 cranks some awesome guitar with their original founding member Greg Murphy, rockin' out everything from Southern Rock's ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to the classic acoustic of Led Zeppelin, and the staples of Rock like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Steppenwolf and Peter Frampton. Take 2 brings a phenomenal classic rock sound that will get everyone jamming and having a great time, whether it be dance music, love songs, pop hits, or just pure classic rock.
The beat of the band is powered by Tom McGowan, who by day, takes drumming to heart as the instructor of the World renowned Tyler Junior College Apache Punch award winning drum line. His whole life has been about professional drumming, and his passion drives Take 2.
On keyboards and piano is Dr. Jack Harris, one of East Texas' finest jazz pianist from a classical-influence originally, but his love of Rock n Roll is unmistakable in his style, and decades of performing has been a treat to all types of music-lovers.
On bass guitar is Phil Rumbley. A music instructor by day, Phil is vastly knowledgeable about all kinds of music, and in the local community Phil is one of the most highly respected musicians for his involvement in many music realms. Inspired by his Dad, who was also a solid musician, Phil is a natural on bass and truly loves playing classic rock.
With entertainment history like these guys, their level of ability and class in their music speaks for itself, and clients are always very pleased with money well spent, because Take 2 is a band that delivers, and provides quality Classic Rock songs like no other band.
Rocking all types of venues for years, Take 2 Band can do it ALL--from public festivals and concerts, to private functions, wedding receptions, corporate parties and events, to night clubs, political and charity gala's and fundraisers, and any venue or hall that can accommodate a large crowd. Visit their website at:
www.take2band.com or call 903-245-1604
Greg Murphy: Lead/rhythm guitar/vocals
Jack Harris: keyboards/synthesizer
Tom McGowan: Drums/vocals
Paul "Turk" Henry: Lead vocal- played with Hobbitt and LIX
Phil Rumbley: Bass guitar, vocals
The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Doobie Brothers, Jethro Tull, Collective Soul, The Beatles, Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton
What to Expect
Crowds simply love Take 2 and have described their experience as "the most fun ever", and "danced all night long", and a "great performance they will never forget". Clients and audiences are taken back in time to music they have loved all their life.
2006: 15 gigs
2007: 17 gigs
2008: 16 gigs
2009: 15 gigs
2010: 12 gigs
2011: 10 gigs
2012: 5 gigs
Available for Your
Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Wedding Reception