Two Pump Chump started from 3 lesbians and a can of tuna-fish at a Billy Graham Crusade… Or so the legend goes.
The truth is, the seeds for the band were planted in 1999 when Scott Cook (vocals) and B-Rad Mattingly (lead guitar) started a crusade to form the greatest party-rock band the world had ever known. After several lineup changes and a few late night visits from your girlfriend, in 2003, the current roster was settled and the great girlfriend stealing journey was embarked upon. It was Two Pump Chump and it was good. Armed with attitude, instruments and plenty of beer the band brought their own brand of fun rock-n-roll to the masses. Rounding out the lineup are Traz (rhythm/lead guitar), Sean Burton (drums) and Dave “Don’t Break It” Bennett (bass).
Two Pump Chump is currently a regular featured guest on the radio program The Local Music Hour with Mudd on WTFX 93.1FM in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The band has been featured, on numerous occasions, in Louisville newspapers Velocity Weekly as well as gracing the cover of Louisville Music News. Along with print and radio the band has also been seen on their local ABC and CBS affiliates. Their music has been featured on a number of film sountracks as well, including 'Huff' (2012) starring Charlie O'Connell and Clint Howard as well as the award winning film 'Overtime' (2011), which received a Best Soundtrack award among many others. Early 2013 will see the release of the bands highly anticipated, self-titled, fourth studio album, the second album produced by their manager, respected music industry veteran Niq Wittig who joined the Chumps at the start of 2008.
TPC, while never taking themselves too seriously, has become a seasoned Louisville-based rock band, continually adding to a set list currently featuring nearly 50 originals as well as numerous covers. Their hard rockin', high energy (and sometimes controversial) performances have made them infamous in the local scene and have made them a fan favorite at many venues across the U.S., including New York City and Nashville, TN. At this point, they have generated an impressive fan base stretching from the states all the way to the United Kingdom, allowing The Chumps the opportunity to share the stage with many popular bands including 3 Days Grace, Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Black Stone Cherry just to name a few. Able to draw an ever-growing crowd, Two Pump Chump is going strong and shows no signs fading.
Two Pump Chump is running like a well oiled machine and with their newest forthcoming album, The Chumps have their sights set on breaking new ground for themselves musically as well as professionally. To sum them up, Two Pump Chump is a band of “…five guys who seem to do nothing but laugh loud and make off-color jibes at each other that can pull their talents together and make tight, hard-rock music that brings a party to wherever they play…” (Tim Roberts, Louisville Music News ). So, have a drink and enjoy the show. This Chump's for you!