Onetwo are a new, provocative, deeply luscious and theatrical electro-pop group consisting of two performers who between them, have amassed almost 20 million record sales with their former groups, and whose experience at recording, singing and playing dramatic and original songs is second and none.
One half of Onetwo is keyboard player/producer Paul Humphreys, who was one half of acclaimed electro-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), who began their life as an exotic Liverpool item uniquely signed to legendary enigmatic Manchester label Factory Records. Inspired by German electronic music and punk enterprise, OMD established many of the rules and regulations all electro-pop groups must follow —
The other half of Onetwo is singer/producer Claudia Brücken, who was one quarter of the cult glam-goth electro-group Propaganda, who were formed in Dusseldorf, Germany, the home city of Kraftwerk, from whom they inherited many of their ideas about form, content and image. Their debut single Dr Mabuse was produced by the leading producer of the 1980s, Trevor Horn, and it saw them hailed —
Onetwo fuse, blast, combine the majestic Teutonic intentions of Propaganda with the charged, atmospheric power of OMD to produce something uniquely sleek, entertaining and adventurous. Their live show is a memorable combination of a select few of the best Propaganda, Act and OMD songs and most importantly a premiere of the compelling new Onetwo songs from their forthcoming 2006 debut album ‘Instead’ that bring everything sensationally up to date.