Updated: Feb 4
Flip Twogood started playing guitar around the age of 13 after having received the video game Guitar Hero 3 for Christmas. He became obsessed with the music and the idea of playing those songs on the real deal. After begging his uncle to borrow his nylon string acoustic that always sat in a case, he learned a few chords and his first song was Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” From there he learned guitar tabs, chords and taught himself guitar.
By the age of 14 he started his first band called Mark Our Words with some friends. From then on music became a part of him. Fast forward to 2017 and Flip began to take playing and music more seriously including an album and a west coast tour with his band. After funding a portion of the tour he returned at the end with only $43.00 between checking and savings with no job and a wife to provide for (who has been more than supportive in all his endeavors). After the tour the band started to grow apart and Flip regrouped the drummer and bass player to form Acacia Ridge who began to write their first song “Alabaster Eyes.” During the writing of that song he added Christian on vocals and Alex on rhythm guitar.
After almost a year of writing, Flip took it upon himself to learn how to record and produce. By working extra hours on the weekends and teaching lots of guitar lessons after his regular job he was able to afford the necessary gear to record. By spending endless hours on youtube, forums, and online courses he felt confident enough that he could track a full length album. Acacia Ridge’s “Watch Your Monarchs Fall” was his first ever stab at successfully tracking a full band.
Since then he has gone on to working with hundreds of artists who have accumulated what is now millions of streams and views. His whole goal is to enable bands to get the sound that has always been in their heads. A sound that is professional, loud, and aggressive. A sound that it will give every artist the chance to truly be heard loud and clear, and most importantly- Proud.