The Linford Twins
Jason and Jeffrey Linford are not only identical twins, but they are also business partners and upcoming musicians. In addition to their music, they own and manage a pest control company in Mesa, Arizona. The duo appeared on ABC’s newly revived The Gong Show on 6 July 2017, and performed “a fiddle rendition of ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears while exterminating human cockroaches with carbon dioxide guns,” according to LDS Living.com.
Jason and Jeffrey Linford, 31, were born in Boise, Idaho, but grew up in Mesa, Arizona. They come from a musically inclined family and have been performing since they were eight years old. When they were in fourth grade, they joined the orchestra and started playing the violin. Jeffrey said they became obsessed with the fiddling genre. He further commented, “The fiddling took us all over the country. We became the ‘Twin Fiddlers’.”
Between the two, they can play almost any instrument. According to ReverbNation, “They are currently taking the music scene by storm by networking and working with some of the best producers and engineers in the world. They have put together a multi-Grammy award winning team that will launch their first album this fall.”
Their goal is to create positive, uplifting music that can change lives, and unite people of all races, cultures, religions, and political views. Kristin Woffinden of The Digital Universe has said, “If everyone used personal talents to make a difference, the world would be a much brighter place.” What sets the twins apart in the world of music is their new unique sound, which has been described as “Cold Play meeting Enya and the Beach Boys.” They create and practice their music in a building they recently purchased called the “Practice Pad.” The building is an old music store that is furnished with theater lighting, lasers, fog machines, and many different instruments.
The brothers each served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jason served in Korea, and Jeffrey served in Romania. While attending Brigham Young University (BYU) they gained recognition as “The Twin Fiddlers” and began performing in Provo, Utah, and other cities across the nation. After graduating from BYU, they returned to their hometown of Mesa, Arizona, and focused their efforts on writing music and building their pest control business.
Around May 2013, Jason began dating his future wife, Esther Blackham. Jeffrey began dating Ashley Chapman, his future wife, shortly thereafter. The couples went on many double dates that summer. In January 2014, the Linford twins both proposed to their girlfriends at a Young Single Adult regional conference. Esther and Ashley were told that Jason and Jeffrey were performing at the event and had no idea the twins were going to propose until they were invited onstage during the performance. The twins performed one of their original songs, “Dreaming of You,” and then proposed together. On 26 April 2014, they held a double wedding in Gilbert, Arizona. Today, Jason and Esther have two children, and Jeffrey and Ashley have a baby boy.
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Jason and Jeffrey Linford were born in Boise, Idaho, but grew up in Mesa, Arizona. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and both served full-time missions. Jason served in Korea, and Jeffrey served in Romania. They graduated from Brigham...