Chicago's Twinray is ever evolving. From Buddy Guys' former keyboardist and her multi-talented partner - Twinray sizzles stages with lovely, lilting lyrics and tunes that will get caught in your head all day. Since releasing their debut album "The Train You're On", Twinrays' music has been licensed to various tv shows, films, and internet shows. Their song "Waiting" was chosen to be included on Relix magazines' June 2012 sampler CD which will be distributed to over 100,000 music fans throughout the country.
Twinray's eclectic mix of rock, roots, pop, and blues has been described as catchy,genre bending, intense and fun. While staying true to their classic roots the band manages to come across in a unique, and current way. The music is centered around singer Desiree Irwin’s lush vocal and piano style and Mike Poupko’s indelibly creative approach to both acoustic and electric guitar. Twinray’s debut album “The Train You’re On” was recorded with critically acclaimed producer/engineer Sean O’Keefe (Plain White T's, Fallout Boy, Hawthorn Heights). Desiree is known for her work in the blues community, theater (musical director for Tony & Tina's Wedding), and dueling pianos. Mike's credentials include the original band Dearborn ("Best Rock Album of '04"-CMA, songs on NBC, and countless high profile opening slots), theater, and studio work in Chicago. The members of Twinray look to carry the momentum they have gained from past successes in music to their exciting new project.