The Australian band Twenty Two Hundred has teamed up again with sonic genius and two-time Grammy® winner, Andrew Scheps, and has released their debut album on Scheps’ own Tonequake Records.
“I loved the album while I was mixing it and am really excited to be able to release it on my label,” said Scheps. Mark Wells, the band’s main writer and producer professed, “We are all really proud of this record. It’s old school. We tracked mostly live to tape. Andrew Scheps nailed the mix. What more could we ask for?”
Slash of Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame, tweeted “…this is a kick ass band. Trust me.” He was also a catalyst for the lineup of Twenty Two Hundred when Tony Cardenas-Montana was introduced to the band while Cardenas-Montana was touring with Slash through Asia and Australia where Twenty Two Hundred opened. “I met the guys, and we kind of all just got on really well, had a great time on tour, and the collaboration blossomed from there.” the new vocalist explained.
The band has enjoyed other auspicious celebrity encounters, as a YouTube video of the band rehearsing in Los Angeles shows none other than Steven Tyler of Aerosmith bursting into their session and exclaiming, “This is f***ing great!”
Twenty Two Hundred will be supporting this release with tour dates in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Dates to be announced.
Formed in Australia in 2010, Twenty Two Hundred quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting rock bands to emerge in years. Personally invited on tour by Slash in 2011, the band delivered their classic groove heavy rock to audiences all over Singapore, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, also sharing the stage with Coheed and Cambria and Stone Temple Pilots. In 2012, the band travelled to Los Angeles to complete their debut album Carnaval De Venus. Twenty Two Hundred [Mark Wells (Ronnie Wood Band), Drew Alig, Marcus Kain, and Tony Cardenas-Montana (Great White, Slash)] are a behemoth of riff driven, classic grooves, with songwriting and musicianship to match.