Music: Two Gentlemen Band

In 2005, Andy Bean and Fuller Condon abandoned their college Rock band grind, shifting gears toward old-time Bluegrass, Country and hot Jazz music. Thus was born the Two Man Gentlemen Band, hybridizing the Squirrel Nut Zippers, R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Sere

In 2005, Andy Bean and Fuller Condon abandoned their college Rock band grind, shifting gears toward old-time Bluegrass, Country and hot Jazz music. The duo whipped up some authentically twisted tunes embracing bygone traditions and tested them in New York’s Central Park.

“People threw money at us, and we got hooked pretty fast,” Bean says. “For two years, we were making most of our living street performing. It wasn’t much of a living, but it was great.”

Thus was born the Two Man Gentlemen Band, hybridizing the Squirrel Nut Zippers, R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders, They Might Be Giants and a three-card vaudeville show. With Bean on banjo, Condon on stand-up bass and both on vocals and kazoos, they found an eager yet rotating street audience; after two years of busking, the pair wearied of their outdoor schedule.

They play the Southgate House. Get show details and Sound Advice here.