Twenty Past Two (Joe Sorrentino) Debut One-Man-Virtual-Band at the Tavern in Framingham, MA December 5, 2015. This was the show that marked a new beginning for Twenty Past Two, as Joe Sorrentino, used his Mac Book Pro Laptop computer to allow him to perform beside video images on monitors beside him as well as a projector with a screen behind him for the very first time. It was the show that started the new norm for the current One-Man-Virtual-Band.
Twenty Past Two is becoming a Virtual / Live Band. Joe Sorrentino is hard at work expanding his project to give his fans the ultimate audio/visual experience. Sorrentino is using a "Green Screen" at his NEW studio to film individual videos of himself performing on acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric lead guitar and drums. He plans to create what will look like a "clone" band of himself playing every instrument in a virtual reality setting. Sorrentino is currently in the process of experimenting with different ideas to create music videos of his virtual band playing both covers and original songs. Sorrentino plans to share these videos on YouTube and Facebook as he produces them. Sorrentino also plans to put these videos on a projector screen behind him on stage when he sings and performs on acoustic guitar during his live shows... STAY TUNED...
I just want to thank all the loyal friends and fans who have supported me and my music from the beginning and have continued to over the years. It's been a long challenging road rotating through band members, changing band names and trying to choose a music direction. I am really fortunate to have met such incredibly supportive and talented musicians along the way who have positively influenced me and helped shaped my songs to where they are today. I am also thankful for my family and all the friends I've continued to make over the years. These are more than just songs to me because they are about my life experiences, both good and bad as well as my feelings about the world we live in. These are songs from my heart about love, anger, despair and happiness. This band and these songs are my life's journey and my legacy. My music is my gift to the world which I hope to continue to share for many years to come.
In the year 2000, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Joe Sorrentino formed a band called "Soulacious" which was known for it's pop/rock sound. Over the years his band underwent several band member changes so in 2009, Sorrentino decided to make a fresh start. He decided to re-establish the sound and direction of the band to modern rock and hard rock and changed the name of the band to "Central Ave." By 2013, with a new sound and new band members, the band felt their band name was too generic and needed a more original sounding name to better represent themselves. The band changed their name one last time to "Twenty Past Two." The new album "Believe in Something" is the perfect blend of what all previous band projects represented. There are 11 total tracks including the edgy new rock songs Bitter, Reflection, Proud World, Two Worlds, We Will Revive and Shattered Glass. Additionally, the album also contains new and improved modern rock versions of the classic pop/rock songs, Every Road, Am I Wrong, Fearless Rider, Drifter and Dancing All Around, which were also songs featured on the bands first album "Find A Way". The new album "Believe in Something" features Joe Sorrentino on vocals, bass, rhythm and lead guitar. The album also features the lead guitar work and bass lines of former band mates, Victor Negreiros and Les Bueno. Drums and additional song arrangements were recorded by former band mate George Kevin Hynes. The album was self produced and recorded by Joe Sorrentino at his home studio in Needham MA. Assistant recording was done by Les Bueno and the album was mixed and mastered by Victor Negreiros. The album is available now on www.CDbaby.com
"Believe in Something" The first full length album by Twenty Past Two is available now on CDbaby.com
"Believe in Something" can best be described as a radio friendly rock album with a song for everyone. With passionate song lyrics based on life experiences, to rocking guitar riffs and melodic vocals, this album is sure to please the ears and touch the soul!!!