JODY SCHUSTER Jody’s background in music/ performing arts extends to her years growing up. She has performed on such stages as the Grand Theater, many venues and events around the state, and still sings for numerous church events and weddings. She is highly regarded as a powerhouse behind the microphone. Jody’s former band (Catfish and Caviar) gave her the ability to add some instrumentation to her vocals (ex. Guitar, percussion). Jody’s talent, her experience and her ability to make anyone smile have made her a very beloved person among fans and friends alike.
MATT DURANCEAU Matt has been playing guitar and singing for about 30 years. His high school years were spent writing/performing in the native band Hobnob which dates back to 1991. Hobnob ventured off to Madison in 1996 and eventually disbanded in 1998. In the years to follow, Matt would play hundreds of acoustic shows/ open mics as a solo singer/songwriter. In 2005, Matt and another Wausau native co-formed a Madison based band called “A Minute Jack Forum” who released an album in 2010. The album (titled Traction Blip) was charted at # 4 for best rock album through the MAMA’s (Madison Area Music Awards). Briefly, Matt played for the Milwaukee based band “The Maze”. Most of his vocation as a musician has been focused on his love for original songwriting.
TYLER HACKBARTH Tyler came in later, bringing a new, dynamic dimension to the duo with his cajon. He will also occasionally sit in on guitar since he is a very multi-faceted musician, playing multiple instruments such as drums, percussion, both electric and acoustic guitar and midi. He has been a vital part of the acoustic act.
It Takes Two performs an eclectic mix of music and shares a love for a variety of bands from Led Zeppelin, Modern English, Doobie Brothers, Janis Joplin, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Prince, current artists and some less known artists, such as Shovels & Rope, Hayes Carll, etc. as well as a number of their own originals.
“Jody Schuster and Matt Duranceau bring over 30 years of combined experience performing and writing music, and their great mix of covers and original music have made them a widely sought after act. This charming duo have played for us before, and we're excited to welcome them back as they continue their tour across Wisconsin. “ ~Refuge Lounge - Appleton, WI