22-20s is a British rock band from Lincolnshire, England. Formed in 2002, the band split in 2005. It reformed in 2008, without Coombes but with the guitarist Dan Hare and released two new albums before separating a second time in 2013>.
The band, whose name comes from the title of a song by Skip James, is formed around singer-guitarist Martin Trimble and bassist Glen Bartup. Both recruit drummer James Irving and keyboardist Charly Coombes to form this group with influences rock, blues, folk and country>.
Aged 19, Trimble, Bartup and Barrett record a four-track demo in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with Such A Fool, 22 Days and Devil in Me, under 22-20s, named after Skip James' song 22-20 Blues, and play several concerts, sometimes taking over Muddy Waters. With the departure of Barrett after an unsuccessful contract, the band toured Europe in May 2002, where they played with future Dakota drummer Mick Nelson. James Irving, from the local independent band Thunder Monkey joins the group in August 2002 >>>.
The group released its first single, Such a Fool, in a limited vinyl edition 7 "in April 2003. The group then released their EP titled 05/03 (recorded in May 2003) in September 2003, a decision influenced by the fact that the group is better noticed for its performances.> The band then publishes another album, namesake, in September 2004. Despite the fact that the band finished it in January, the audio mix performed by Rich Costey was postponed. is produced by Brendan Lynch who formerly worked with Paul Weller and Primal Scream> Both albums are well received >>>>> The band tours in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and Europe , and play in support of Oasis, Supergrass, Graham Coxon, The Black Crowes and Kings of Leon.