Sept. 3, 2015
By Mark Boshnack Staff Writer, The Daily Star
A musical group with roots in this area will be pursuing its dream while touring a number of local schools later this month, its members and manager said Thursday.
Adrian and Julian Woodrow, who make up the group Take 2, are 18-year-old identical twin boys who are singer/songwriters from Manchester Vt. They lived in Milford when they were toddlers, and regularly visit grandparents and cousins who live in the area, the pair said.
“It’s going to be awesome,” said Julian, adding that they are calling it the “Dream Big” tour.
“We are trying to push kids to follow their dreams,” he said, and if that dream is music, he hopes Take 2's example will give them a push.
The brothers recently graduated from high school and are taking at least a year off to a pursue their musical dream, they said. The two taught themselves guitar, ukulele and piano earlier in their teens and label their music as pop-folk.
“We have a lot of musical influences,” Adrian said. They have listened to “a ton” of folk and bluegrass, he said. Julian cited Nickleback and its members as key influences.
They have been performing since they were 14 and were contestants on the X Factor in 2011 and the Voice in 2012.
Their tour of the region that will take place Sept. 14-25 includes school concerts at Cooperstown, Edmeston, Franklin, Laurens, Milford, Oneonta and Richfield Springs. They will also be performing community concerts at Cooperstown, Milford and Oneonta schools.
The tour starts in Vermont after Labor Day and will continue to venues south after concerts in this area. Their mother and manager, Heather Chirtea, said their music includes covers as well as original material from their first album, “End of the Night.”
Their shows get people up on their feet and include behind the scenes stories about what it is like to go through the vocal competition shows, according to a media release They will share how they got started singing and songwriting and explain how they generated more than 2.5 million hits on YouTube “chasing their dream.”
The community is invited to the following concerts where doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $6 and free posters are available for all who attend.
- • Cooperstown: Sept. 17 at the high school auditorium.
- • Milford: Sept. 19 at the school auditorium.
- • Oneonta: Sept. 25 at the high school auditorium.