Married couple Chris Holub, AKA Tin Monk, and Dianne Holzhammer-Holub are Talking Machine, available as an acoustic power duo and up to four piece band with many years of combined expertise as musicians, song writers, and performers, both in-studio and on the stage.
Talking Machine's sound and approach are an amalgamation of their musical tastes in all genres, old and new. Although the group is acoustic, song arrangements and instrumentation are that of a fully formed rock group, delivering a full sounding, rhythmically driven musical experience.
Chris Holub: A three octave voice, percussively melodic rhythm and blistering lead guitars.
Dianne Holzhammer: A pitch-perfect powerhouse vocals, and metronomic percussion.
These two synergize almost metaphysically to create a sound complete, proficient, high energy, and raw.
During a Talking Machine performance you are likely to hear anything from Prince to Pearl Jam, Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs to The Foo Fighters, Bill Withers, Hendrix, The Misfits and much, much more. The song list is immense! On September 13, 2014 Talking Machine released their first album titled "The Hammer and The Dove". The album is comprised of all original music and was recorded with full instrumentation. Talking Machine is available as an original act, a cover act or a mixture of both.
Talking Machine is a robust, modern take on the acoustic duo,
and the combined force of two veteran musicians whose
separate but equal talents have created something unlike any other.
Currently, the duo and the full band performs all over the greater New York area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and CT. Standing monthly gigs at bars, hotels and restaurants, also weddings, private house parties, corporate events and festivals of all kinds are among the vast array of gigs Talking Machine is available for.
The convenient and compact nature of the duo along with a complete, professional sound system and modern LED ambient lighting makes Talking Machine an easy fit for any and all of your entertainment needs. Talking Machine is also available as a trio or a full band with the addition of a versatile, energetic drummer and/or our long time musical partner and bassist. Be sure to specify in your bid request for the trio or full band if this peaks your interest.