We are Two Times Twice
We are Two Times Twice – an alternative hip-hop band based in Berlin, but with members from four different countries. We categorise ourselves as „alternative hip-hop“ to provide an easily digestible term to an industry obsessed with putting artists into boxes to be marketed and sold. But we do not fit neatly into any box. Our music is different. Our music incorporates every genre which we feel is right for the song we are making. We play hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock, pop, blues, punk, reggae and everything inbetween. We don’t believe in limiting our horizons to fit one genre. We are a melting pot of sounds, influences and musical styles.
We believe that as artists, we have a crucial role to play in challenging the status quo and changing society. That’s why we write songs which have meaningful lyrics, which have a message, which make a statement. The world doesn’t need more love songs right now. The world needs music that makes people think.
We are bold, independent artists and we are making music for a new generation.
We are groundbreakers and we are change makers, we are the new generation of music.
We are TWO TIMES TWICE
Alexander Moore is the band’s guitarist. He grew up in south-west Germany and fell in love with the electric guitar when he first heard the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s John Frusciante.
After moving to Berlin with his band “Pickers” in 2010, he toured Germany and developed an interest in sound engineering, which he went on to study in 2015/16. He has been playing in the band “Stonedrifter” since 2015 and joined Two Times Twice at the end of 2017.
As a musician, his main goal is to emphasize emotions through his playing – drawing inspiration from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Santana and John Frusciante.
Alex is an international touring and recording drummer from Calgary Canada. Growing up in a musical household, Alex was exposed to many styles and philosophies of music from an early age.
Moving to Vancouver in 2006 to pursue a Diploma in Jazz Performance from Capitano University, Alex spent the next 5 years learning, performing and touring all over the west coast of the United States and Canada.
2011 brought Alex to Berlin and with Synth-pop outfit “City of Glass”. Since being in Berlin he has worked with many artists in the electro, roots & blues, jazz, rock and hip-hop areas of music and toured much of Europe.
Sarah Sordid is a rapper from London who cut her teeth as an MC on the UK battle scene in the mid 2000s. She moved to Berlin seeking a better environment to evolve as an artist and in 2016 co-founded Two Times Twice.
Sarah is the main lyric writer of the band, whose goal is to articulate the message of every song in a clever and colourful way. Starting out as a battle MC helped to develop her harsh but comedic style and her texts range from spoken word story telling to content-packed multi-rhyming raps. Her texts are often politically motivated and she draws on her own diverse life experience to comment on what she sees as being wrong with society.
Her main lyrical influences are Louis MacNeice, Eminem and Pharoahe Monch.
Piotr is the band’s bass player. He is a multi-instrumentalist who was born in Poland and grew up in Bremen, Germany. He first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 when he began shredding a wide range of riffs and solos by his favourite bands such as “Led Zeppelin” and “Rage Against the Machine”.
From the very first day he touched a bass guitar he knew what his role was – to bring in the groove. He first started to lay down the funk with the Live-Remix Hip-Hop Band “Circular Flow” and tweaked a lot of knobs on synthesizers and drum-sequencers with the band “Antänne” from Berlin.