TMGB WOY Original Theme Song Demo (6-22-12) by The Two Man Gentlemen Band || Times played:7,657
ORIGINAL WOY THEME SONG DEMO RECORDING!
I found this little treat while backing up an old hard drive. It’s the first theme song demo we submitted to the Wander Over Yonder folks back in 2012! Music by me, lyrics by Craig McC, performed by The Two Man Gentlemen Band.
The band was on tour when Disney first reached out to us to submit some ideas for the theme song. We didn’t have time in the tour schedule to get into a recording studio so we sang this into my iPhone in a hotel room somewhere in Virginia. Lo-fi wins again!
You’ll probably notice right away that this isn’t the tune that ended up being the theme song. But, we did get to use it in the Little Guy. And I’ve snuck the melody into the score a few times, too, usually when Wander and Sylvia are having a “friendship” moment. It’s one of my favorite things that I’ve ever written.
This was the first piece of music I ever heard from Andy Bean. A bunch of us were gathered in the Disney music room, listening to over twenty main title submissions and none of them were really hitting me. They all had the earmaks of “wacky fun cartoon music” but they weren’t ringing true. Then this super lo-fi ditty came on and I was instantly hooked! Like all of Andy’s music it was sincerely fun and it instantly burrowed itself into a nice warm place in my brain and never let go. Though we went with something more zippy and quick for the main title, it was this piece of music that made me realize that not only was Andy was the right gentleman for the job but Wander would now have to play a mean banjo.