“More like...The Extraordinary Two!”
- XS10 Magazine
“What an awesome, dynamic duo! Great music with catchy melodies, smooth harmonies and skillful guitar licks! Quite entertaining!” - D. Luna, Claremont, CA
Come hear the extraordinary sounds of The Ordinary Two! A Colorado duo whose creation has been a long time in the making. Guitarist Jim Disner, who has shared the stage with jazz greats like Stanley Jordan and Ron Miles, joins his wife, vocalist Tanya Disner, in laid-back, acoustic, indie-pop, with a lot of jazz flavor and sweet vocal harmonies.
Jim fell in love with Tanya when he first heard her sing. Theirs is a story of inspiring love and overcoming odds. Sultry vocals and fancy fretwork spin tales of life, love and the open road in a unique Alternative/Folk/Jazz blend of simultaneously humorous, inspiring, and mournful original songs - along with some unexpected covers. Together they harmonize like only soul-mates can.
With the 2018 release of their self-titled EP "The Ordinary Two" the duo began performing across the country, travelling in their DIY-converted camper/touring/mobile studio van they named Werner. In 2019 the touring continued, along with the release of the double-single "Lesser Travelled Road / We're not Gonna Take It".
When the pandemic cancelled all of their shows in 2020, they streamed "Couch Concerts" online. For 13 months they performed from home or wherever they were to keep their sanity. You sit on your couch and they will entertain you! They also kept busy recording and releasing the singles - "When The World Stops Ending", "DMV", and "Find You".
A collaboration EP with the retro-R&B horn-band, Muchly Suchwise, in 2021 brought a new take on three of their songs, also a partial return to live performances.
2022 saw the release of “Live-ish”. Recorded in 2020, it is a collection of live, and as-close-to-live-as-you-could-get-during-the-pandemic tracks. It is only available as a digital download at ordinarytwo.com or on CD at live shows. Newest releases are from their upcoming LP - "Cat Talk" is a guitar-soaked, philosophic romp. Loosely based on the life of a cat. Also "Change", a haunting lament of the struggle to stay above the abyss while watching the world change before your eyes. Ever knowing that Love is the answer.
Canvas Rebel Magazine - September 2023
Reviews from Event Managers
We hired the Ordinary Two to perform at our first annual music festival: the Red, White, & Blues Fest. To begin with, communication and negotiations were the simplest I have experienced in my career with events. I was sent samples of their music, pricing, and had instant responses to any questions.
When it came to the actual event, they were very punctual and professional, which eased my mind from the chaos of the rest of the day! They took the stage and put on one heck of a performance! We were simply thrilled with how wonderful they were live. Many of our [attendees] at the event raved about them, so we certainly hope to book them for future events as well.
I was also pleased that they stayed around after the performance and enjoyed the other musicians performing and got to eat, drink, and relax for the afternoon. It really "humanized" them instead of a typical band coming in, performing, demanding payment immediately, and then leaving. They spent time getting to experience our event, and I appreciated their presence.
I cannot say enough positive things about the Ordinary Two! If you're looking to class up any event you may be having, I recommend hiring them without any other thought. I would give 6/5 stars if I could! THANK YOU!
-Aaron McCauley, 14 July 2022
Single release April 28, 2023
A song about things that happened a long time ago, futility, and our cat, Dean Moriarty, who was really smart! You might hear some of our influences - Velvet Undergroundy guitars and an attempt at some Robyn Hitchcockian absurdity. We nervously sang this a capella for Robyn and Emma Swift when we met them after their concert in Denver in March 2020 (which happened to be the last show before the lockdowns).
Our upbeat, jangly, summertime song about killing...weeds!
A haunting lament of the struggle to stay above the abyss while watching the world change before your eyes. Ever knowing that Love is the answer. Simple guitar backs two intertwining vocal and piano melodies.
Single release Oct 21 2020
A humorous song about patience and people-watching, or a deep question of identity, "Are you who you're supposed to be?" Stuck quarantined in our studio we venture far from our typical acoustic sound.
We're Not Gonna Take It
Single release Dec 19 2019
Our take on Twisted Sister's classic rock anthem.
Single release Apr 15 2020
This song woke us up at 3am to be written - worried about someone close to us suffering from depression. We are all searching for ourselves. Can a sad song of guilt and regret help us heal old or chronic wounds?
Lesser Travelled Road
Single release Dec 19 2019
Our most auto-biographical song. Our friends Dave Simpkins and Antwon Owens join us on bass and drums.
The Ordinary Two
EP release Mar 19 2018
The Ordinary Two and Muchly Suchwise collaboration EP release Jan 1 2021
Upbeat! Danceable! Horns! Includes our much-requested "Siblings" plus a full band version of "I Was Wrong" and a disco-rock take on "The Sea".
LP release Apr 15 2022
Recorded during Covid, a collection of live, and as-close-to-live-as-you-could-get-during-the-pandemic tracks. It is only available as a digital download at ordinarytwo.com or on CD at live shows.
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