Filthy T is the combined work of rapper/producer Ben Hedman aka B.HEDED and songwriter/guitarist “Sloppy” Joe Barnholt. Together, they create a unique sound—almost genreless at times, but drawing heavily on Rock and Hip Hop influences from the Beatles to Dr Dre. The sound of the band is often compared to Gym Class Heroes, Atmosphere, and Denver’s own Flobots. As a rap-rock duo, the two have been creating music together for four years.
We started Filthy T off in 2008 with a simple musical goal; combine meaningful hiphop lyrics with hard hitting rock music, without sacrificing the integrity of either genre. My mom says we succeeded.
Three years of Filthy T have now passed. We’ve rocked our hearts out at concerts, released two albums that we deeply love, and had more fun with our fans than you can ever know. Unless you were there :P
My mom says we’re really popular. If I were to make a list of our accolades I’d say; we’ve been selected for 93.3 KTCL’s Top 10 Hometown for the Holidays, Top 10 for Big Gig, we’ve played with the Flobots in front of a sold out crowd, headlined and sold out The Bluebird, we’ve been featured in Colorado Music Buzz, and… you know, we did good.
And we’re out to do better. We organized a benefit concert for kids with cancer with our favorite local acts and packed the Walnut Room. We’ve also donated a good chunk of money to local charities. And, according to my mom, we’re all-around-stand-up-guys.
So join us for a concert. Come say hi. Download some tracks. Print out our photos and put them all over your room. Get some Filthy T tattoos (first person to get a Filthy T tattoo… We will play a PRIVATE show for you, no joke).
All we ask is that you enjoy the tunes, support local music, and…
No one is a fan yet, be the first!