The Two Virgins
Two Virgins (Tom Wrann & Tom Mooney), are a songwriting and performing duo based in Thompsonville, CT, with over 300 original songs in their catalog. Wrann/Mooney have been together in many bands since the late 1970′s, including ‘Voice Of Amerika’, ‘The Bond’, and ‘El Trash Combo’, which have all been a part of the CT music scene. Tom Mooney has also written and performed with the famous NYC gospel group ‘Harold Williamson & The Wandering Souls’ as well as ‘The Run’, a well known new wave band also from NYC. Tom Wrann has been involved with a number of punk bands from CT including ‘Curly Jones & The Committed’, and Buck Nekid & The CT Blue Boys’.
Longtime friend of the ‘Toms, record producer Michael Arafeh handpicked sixteen songs from the Wrann/Mooney catalog for their latest CD ‘Two Virgins’, which was recorded at Mike’s Coffeehouse Recording Studio in Middletown CT for his indie label, Coffeehouse Records. Two Virgins’ live band adds the talents of close friends Jim Wrann on bass guitar, Tom Phelps on keyboards and rhythm guitar, and Bumpy Chimes on lead guitar.
Two Virgins’ band sound is decidedly rock and roll, with Americana and beat-era roots. Wrann and Mooney also play out occasionally somewhat more acoustically as a duo, with a conga-driven sound they like to describe as ‘Powerfolk.’