Twin Brothers make CD
By Hijal de Sarkar
From THE Scarborough MIRROR
Apr. 24, 2002
Brothers Ron and Don Croft have produced their first CD, "Who's
They plan to go on tour in the near future.
Call It Double Trouble.
Scarborough residents Ron Croft and his twin brother Don, collectively
known as The Twin Brothers, have put together their first CD, "Who's Who", which they wrote, performed, produced
in their basement home studio and are distributing by themselves.
The new album highlights the band's varying influences and styles of music.
"I think maybe our album is a tiny bit retro," said Ron, who does vocals and guitars. "We
sort of took the old and the new and tried to put it together and come up with something (of) our own style."
Don and Ron said bigger, more popular bands from Canada, the U.S. and
the U.K have influenced them.
The brothers dress and act
identical. They wear the exact clothes, have the same hairstyle and even wear indistinguishable sunglasses. They said their
image makes them unique.
"We dress the same to be different,"
said Don, who plays the drums, sings and writes most of the lyrics.
"Most guys our age don't dress the same as their twins, so to be different and stand out, we decided to dress
PLAYING SINCE AGE 15
The brothers have been playing since they were 15. They sent out a number
of demo CDs to major record labels, opening their own company Twin Brothers in 1997. They plan to incorporate the label in
the future, and if successful they aspire to assist other independent artists.
The pair began playing instruments at an
early age, something they attributed to the fact their mother is a piano teacher.
"There have been a lot of times when we'd be eating Kraft Dinner. But we worked hard and we really
believed in ourselves," Ron said.
While they acknowledge
they have the added difficulty of being Canadian artists, they take solace in the fact fellow Scarborough natives The Barenaked
Ladies worked hard and managed to obtain success in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
Despite the challenges they face, they bear no resentment to the modern wave of pop stars like Britney
Spears or the Backstreet Boys, who have had comparatively easier claim to fame.
"I would just call them entertainers... I guess they're just lucky," Ron said.
Don attributed it to being at the right place at the right time.
"I think they spend their time working on other things like dancing, the way they
move, the way they look so they're probably working just as hard on their craft as we are. We just spend a lot more time on
The brothers will go on tour soon. They
plan on performing shows at local bars. The CD is available on their web site at www.thetwinbrothers.com