Two Spot Gobi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Two Spot Gobi
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Alternative pop
Years active 2005-present
Labels Indie
Website www.twospot.co.uk
Members James Robinson
Rob Lewis
Dino Randhawa
Ben Daniel
Matt Ellis
Ben Matthews

Two Spot Gobi are an alternative organic pop band from Brighton, UK. Current members of the band are lead singer James Robinson, cellist Rob Lewis, guitarist Dino Randhawa, bassist Ben Daniel, trumpeter Matt Ellis and drummer Ben Matthews.

Shortly after the band formed, Jason Mraz stumbled upon Two Spot Gobi playing at a bar in Plymouth on his day off from supporting James Blunt. He fell in love with their upbeat vibe and later invited them to open for him at a few shows in Brighton, UK in the summer of 2007. In the fall of 2008, following further exposure from Perez Hilton, Mraz invited the band to join him on his US tour, and then again on his European tour in 2009. In the summer of 2009, the invitation extended to record at Mraz's home studio in San Diego. Two Spot Gobi spent two months recording their second studio album 'The Sun Will Rise' (2010) with producer Niko Bolas (Neil Young, John Mayer), assisted by Andre De Santanna. Two Spot Gobi have also consistently toured the UK on their own headline shows.

Musical career[edit]

Melodious Star EP[edit]

The very first Two Spot Gobi EP was recorded in 2005 at the University of Sussex. It was a self-recorded EP containing the tracks: 'Melodious Star', 'That Thing', 'Borrowed Time', 'Lucky 7' and 'Mr Man'. Never officially released, but it was the collection of songs that won Two Spot Gobi an initial fanbase.

Hey Now EP[edit]

Was recorded in the Spring of 2006 at Sawmills studios in Cornwall. It was produced and engineered by Tom Joyce. Tracks included: 'Regulations', 'Let's Get Lost', 'Hey Now', 'Senses' and a live version of 'A Difference'.

Outside EP[edit]

Was recorded in early 2007 at the University of Glamorgan in Wales and was produced and engineered by Samuel Adebayo (EMI). The tracks were mixed by Mike Pelanconi (Lily Allen) and included: 'Outside', 'Four Walls', 'Mr Man', 'Better Days'.

Otherside Of The World EP[edit]

Features the 2008 single 'Sunshine Lady' released on UK Indie label IRL, a live version of 'Let's Get Lost' featuring Jason Mraz (mixed by Max Gilkes) and two live versions of 'Innocent' and 'Otherside of the World'. Perez Hilton, the famous gossip blogger, described 'Sunshine Lady' as his "perfect summer jam"[1]

Everywhere You Should Have Been[edit]

Everywhere You Should Have Been (produced by former Republica guitarist Johnny Male) was released in the USA October 2008 and in the UK in April 2009 on US label Musik1. The album is currently available on TSG official website and all major online retailers.

Demo days[edit]

The Sun Will Rise[edit]

The Sun Will Rise is Two Spot Gobi's second studio album, released 16 May 2011. The album includes the single "You Make It Easy", which was released on June 2010, as well as the single "Guiding Star", which was released in February 2011.

References[edit]

External links[edit]