Recommended tracks- “This Town”, “Work It Out”, and “My Generation”
Since forming in 2008, the members of Rock Band Two Cent Sam have inspired fans with their strong musicianship, diverse styles in the genre of Rock, and impressive instrumentations and songwriting techniques.
Featuring Michael Logiudice (Lead Vocals, Guitar Harmonica), Pete Bienkowski (Drums), Matthew Shaw (Bass), Jeffery Burke (Guitar, Backing Vocals), and Dan Hodgkinson (Keys, Back Vocals), the band members of Two Cent Sam can be compared to “The Strokes meets The Killers”, while differentiating themselves through the Rock genre. Lead vocalist Michael Logiudice states, “To be honest, we transcend genres of Rock which seem to be deemed a negative in this business at the moment in today’s music world.” Logiudice continues, “Our music is good and catchy. That’s not my testimonial, but it’s the way the audience reacts on the third song”.
Through this type of mentality, the members of Two Cent Sam have grown into a Nationally-known phenomenon. After trying to prove themselves musically throughout the tough New York City music circuit., the band were quickly established as a top Rock act around the Northeast area. Eventually, the band would perform for large audiences across venues throughout the state of New York. Logiudice recalls, “The most memorable moment would be when the band played Gramercy Theater in New York City on August 9, 2012.” He continues, “We had a huge turnout for the show and we were so confident from playing the Bamboozle Festival that we were able to command that stage and venue amazingly.”
Another memorable moment for the band recently occurred when the members of Two Cent Sam performed at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon in Manhattan, New York. During the event, the musicians were able to showcase their music in front of a large audience at the legendary Bitter End Club. During the gig, the musicians performed in front of various music industry insiders and fans.
In 2009, the band released their debut EP Give & Take World, which featured six tracks including the recommended songs “This Town” and “Work It Out”. Recorded at Cloud 9 Studios in East Islip, New York, the debut release features a personal favorite song of Logiudice as he proclaims, “My favorite song off of the album is ‘OBI Song’ because people from Long Island love when you sing about them ever since Billy Joel.”
Two years later, Two Cent Sam would go on to release their sophomore album Songs From The Sandbox, which featured 13 tracks including the stand-out songs “My Generation” and “Cowboy Rock and Roll Awesome Song”. Logiudice states, “On the song, the crowd loves it and there is an old saloon piano part on it.”
Throughout the longevity in the music scene, the members of Rock band Two Cent Sam have remained humble for fans and listeners across the Country. Logiudice concludes, “Mild success and acceptance made us very comfortable with what we are doing and I’m really grateful people are digging us.”
For more information about Two Cent Sam, please visit http://www.twocentsam.com