“ The Spice of Five ”
Mark the date !!
7th of April in Haarlem @'t Patronaat
New 2018 and 2019 concert dates added to our 'concerts' page (United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Poland)
July and September 2018 we will be back in the UK (Southampton and Abergavenny) (check concerts page for link to festival/club websites)
Photo by Pierre Heuveneers
The Tristan tours in UK and Japan are supported by:
upcoming shows (click on link)
“The best of the seventies brought to 2018”
Thanks to the success they achieved after their third album “Lifestyle”, Tristan will release a live recorded album entitled: ‘Live in Concert’. This concert was broadcasted worldwide at Stingray/Djazz TV on the 6th of April 2017.
Tristan's music can best be described as feel good vintage Acid Jazz music with the energy, vibe and sound of 2016 by some of today’s best contemporary pop/jazz musicians from Europe. Funky rhythm-guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades. All this gives singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her beautiful vocals shine. It will bring you back to that great warm sound of the seventies, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present. Well-produced recordings and live performances often joined by a horn-section, a string section and a host of backing vocalists.
‘Lifestyle’, Tristan’s third album, has been released in spring 2016 and is received enormous:
o Jazz FM , A-list for 8 weeks
o Live @ Jazz FM
o Live @BBC radio Robert Elms
o NPO Jazz & Soul playlist for over 8 weeks
o Praising reviews in OOR , Blues &Soul Magazine, Platomania.
o 34 in UK soulchart top 100,
o Best soul album and band 2016 - Colourful Radio UK
o Bright Star Award 2016– nomation Best Soul/R&B Album, Best Band
o Ringsted Festival (DK),
o Pizza Express Soho, Leadmill Sheffield, Bristol Harbour Festival (UK)
o Jazz en Baie festival (FR)
o Blue Note Poznan (PL)
o Dutch festivals/clubs: Swingin Groningen, Delft Jazz, Jazz in de Gracht ,Patronaat ,de Boerderij/ Luxor live/ De Effenaar
o OOR: “.. This amazing band can relate itself to international musicians on this level.
o Soulmusic Magazine: "I'll Be Around" features great vocals, loads of horns stabs, a great electric piano run and a soaring guitar solo....and did I mention great vocals too?”
o www.soulandjazzandfunk.com: “This one's what good modern soul is all about... proper song, great melody, passionate vocals and sympathetic arrangement and production.”
Tristan’s music may sound as bands like Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies. All produce high energy grooves, but Tristan’s bands exclude itself though their high-quality arrangements and compositions.
Their debut album - “Full Power” that was released in 2014, triggered loads of positive responses, reviews and airplay. Tristan worked together with US-soul singer Heston, saxophone player Nigel Hitchcock and trumpeter Randy Brecker and many more for this album. As well as their album ‘Lifestyle’ they collaborated with Heston, but also vocalist Francesco Cottone and the Dutch upcoming talent: KASPER. Due to this the album has a lot of different colours and timbres without losing their own sound.
Both ‘Full Power’ and ‘2nd phase’ reached number 1 in the UK Soul charts. Followed by lots of (inter-) national live and radio shows.
Listening to the new material will surely convince you that this group is full of energy, drive and commitment to provide the listener with honest music of highest quality level.