222 delivers their own power packed take on dance rock via a mixture of pop punk 80s/ 90s influenced rock mixed with current techno influences. Respected music blogs DeliMagazine.com and LABuzzBands.com have both highlighted the unique sound and songwriting talents of 222 and their debut CD Libretto. Their high energy live shows have built a strong following across the U.S. via a string of well attended club dates including a successful gig at the Red Gorilla Fest in Austin, TX. The band’s growing popularity is also due to airplay of their debut single “One Night Stand” on influencer radio stations such as KROQ in Los Angeles.
222 is Jade Howard and Dennis Hamlin. The
duo wrote and recorded the songs on Libretto themselves in their home studio with the only other credit on the album going to Frank Rosato who mixed the record. Howard and Hamlin are both prolific songwriters drawing their musical influences from books, movies and life experiences.“One Night Stand” is loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe story the Tell Tale Heart. The collection of songs on Libretto play much like an opera in that every song is a story. Yet don’t let the opera reference fool you, the album is a collection songs that will move and groove you from start to finish.
222’s creativity pours into all aspects of their artistic expression. The provocative self- produced videos made in support of Libretto are truly mini movies and the perfect visual companions to the songs featured on the album. Videos for “One Night Stand,” “Headcake,” and the lyric video for “Fair Weather Send Off” can be seen on the band’s YouTube Channel. 222 will soon debut the newest video “Pick Up Line.”
Having just returned to Los Angeles following tour dates in the South, Midwest, SouthWest, and East Coast, the band is currently in the studio writing and recording new material for their next album slated for release in the fall. 222 can also be found performing select club dates in and around Los Angeles.