Bruce Robbins: Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Mark Hellman: Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals

Genre: Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock

RIYL: James Taylor, Elvis Presley, Kenny Chesney, Chuck Berry, the Eagles, America, the Beatles, George Strait, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, Barry Manalow, Johnny Mathis, the Everly Brothers

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Inception: National City, 1983

Influences: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Taylor. Johnny Mathis, Jo Stafford, Tom Jones, the Doors, Patsy Cline, Englebert Humperdink, Perry Como, the Animals, Johnny Cash


Formed in 1983 and based in South Bay, Take Two is a duo featuring Bruce Robbins (originally from New Jersey) and Mark Hellman (Scottish-born and raised in Canada). They were formerly known as East Coast.

They play top ten hits from the fifties through today, including doo-wop, classic rock, and steamy ballads by candlelight. In early 2012, they landed a weekly Friday night residency at Cafe LaMaze in National City.


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