22-20s was founded in Lincoln, ENGAND during 2002 by two young musicians, singer + guitarist & songwriter Martin Trimble and bassist Glen Bartup, who had played for several years on the domestic and European Blues scene as a duo, backed by session drummers. When one departed they contacted James Irving to fill the drummer position and keyboardist Charly Coombes completed the line-up.
The band issued its first single "Such A Fool" in spring 2003
on Heavenly Records and followed it up with the 6-track EP titled "05-03"
that fall, the set included 100 XR's favourite "Devil In Me".
After nearly a year of solid touring, opening for the likes of Jet and Kings Of Leon, in September 2004, 22-20s released their eponymous debut full-length disc which climbed into the top 40 of the Official British Sales chart. In early 2005 the band signed for Astralwerks, a subsidiary label of EMI Records, who released "22-20s" with an extra track for American audiences.
Unfortunately, one year the band broke-up over disputes between the group members.
In May 2010, four years after calling it quits, Trimble, Bartup and Irving along with new guitarist Dan Hare, released 22-20s' second full-length album "Shake / Shiver / Moan". "Latest Heartbreak" was selected as a single and "Bitter Pills" received some airplay on alt-Rock radio stations.