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"West Coast Hard Soul Experience.
A blend of screaming hearts and heavy riff rhythms carried by classic tones and tenacious grooves."

Two Car Train:

In late 2014, Ray Ray called up an old friend Lyle Thistlewaite (drummer). Lyle told Ray Ray that he started working with a killer singer (Mike Brooks). Mike and Ray Ray clicked right away and realised they were in total music syncronicity.


Ray Ray brought in Ryan Jones (bass). Ryan and Ray Ray met in 2012 when they were hired guns/session players for Falling For Scarlet through to late 2013. Within 10min of Ryan auditioning for us, Lyle shouted...."You're hired!"

Unfortunately Lyle left in 2015 due to artistic differences.


Ray Ray then called on Jason Hagan (drums). Jason was a monster player and like Ryan, was hired within 10min of auditioning. Jason's style and meter was like a freak of nature. Unfortunately, after playing with us for a year, tragedy struck and Jasons life ended way too soon. This threw the band in total stagnation and mourning. For the next 8 months a sea of drummers auditioned but none seem to fit. We almost pulled the plug.  

One day Ray Ray was an actor on a tv movie of the week. Thats where he met a fellow actor Nii Engmann. They hit it off instantly and couldn't stop talking about music as the cameras were being adjusted. Nii came out to an audition, brought his funk rock style of drumming and jelled with the band instantly.


With new vigor and intensity, TWO CAR TRAIN was not only back on track, but they were better than ever! 

Mike Brooks - Vocals

Ray Ray Star - Guitar / Backup Vocals

Ryan Jones - Bass / Backup Vocals

Nii Nortey Engmann - Drums / Backup Vocals