'LIFESTYLE' A New Album by TRISTAN Released Early 2016 SEVENTIES GROOVE FOR MODERN EARS 2nd Phase is a brilliantly crafted album of different moods

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'LIFESTYLE' A New Album by TRISTAN Released Early 2016


2nd Phase is a brilliantly crafted album of different moods and melodies.

After the amazing debut album 'Full Power' Holland's finest 'Tristan' are back with more great music. 'Full Power' was one of the best albums of 2014, and this latest album '2nd Phase' is just as good.
Paul Miller, BBC Radio Solent

With the release of their latest album titled “2nd Phase”, we find Tristan’s sound evolving and maturing, delivering some of the freshest blend of pop, soul and jazz that we’ve heard in quite a while.
Interview Radio MusiCast USA

TRISTAN's music can best be described as feel-good, vintage, Acid Jazz music with the energy, vibe and sound of 2015 performed by some of today’s best contemporary European pop/jazz musicians. Funky rhythm-guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades are the perfect foil for lead singer Evelyn Kallansee's beautiful vocals.

TRISTAN takes you back to that great warm sound of the seventies with modern arrangements and production values keeping it fresh and contemporary. Well-produced recordings and live performances often accompanied by a horn section, a string section and a host of backing vocalists.

While the music may hold clear echo's from bands like Toto, Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy and classic acid jazz acts like Incognito and Brand New Heavies; what makes this band particularly stand out is the high energy levels within the grooves and the quality of the writing and arranging. Tristan's - “Full Power” was hailed as fresh debut, and their highly acclaimed follow-up “ 2nd Phase” proved that this is a band with something to say - after all both albums went straight to #1 in the UK Soul-charts. The albums were received very well by the press resulting in numerous festival invites outside their home country and an ever increasing international fan base. With 'Lifestyle' TRISTAN ramps up it's trade mark thrilling, punchy grooves and jazzy virtuosity - not to be missed!



You guys absolutely rock! Jeff (Lorber)

Doesn't look like you need the Hampton Horns anymore! haha! Wow…. it sounds great, I love you guys - Randy (Brecker)

The best of the 70-ties brought to 2014! Congrats on making FRESH burning album yet still groovin’ ……. with melody and surprises. Knocked out! Luke (Steve Lukather)

Incredible band! Reminds me of TOTO in the very beginning (Bobby Kimball)

Great music! Sending this to a couple of radio-stations straight away. (Bluey, Incognito)

We could be looking at album of the year here. The band are all brilliant artists in their own right, but put together, the sound they produce is nothing short of pure magic. I can only describe Tristan's music as soulful jazz-funk of the highest order - this album is simply wonderful.! ESSENTIAL! ( Paul Miller @ BBC radio)



Lead & Backing Vocals: Evelyn Kallansee
Drums: Sebastiaan Cornelissen
Bass: Frans Vollink
Keys: Coen Molenaar
Guitars: Guy Nikkels

Possible special guests; Nigel Hitchcock (UK, sax) or/and Randy Brecker (USA, Trumpet)


Band members Biography

Evelyn Kallansee is a very versatile singer/actrice. Evelyn started her professional career in the musical Les Miserables. After this she studied musical theatre, acting and dancing at the Academy for “Kleinkunst” in Amsterdam. In the years that followed her versatile talent lead her to explore different genres; In musicals like Evita, Joe. Touring as backing vocalist for Dutch best- selling artist Marco Borsato, Jocelyn Brown, Tony Hadley and others.

Coen Molenaar is a musician, composer and producer working worldwide and in a wide range of styles like Jazz, Fusion, Dance, Funk, R&B. Still touring with the legendary Jan Akkerman, he also worked with Chris Hinze, Deborah Carter, Do, Randy Brecker, Carole Denis/Nick van Gelder (former Jamiroquai) and Des'Ray.

Frans Vollink at age 16, got hooked into the electric bass. He studied at several music academies. After graduating Frans had the great fortune to play with some of the finest musicians around like Randy Brecker, Gerard Presencer, Nigel Hitchcock and Wayne Johnson.

Sebastiaan Cornelissen studied at The Conservatory of Amsterdam. Later he worked as an 'in demand' live and session artist as well as a teacher at The Royal Academy of Music. Sebastiaan produced numerous of albums since and worked with artists such as Randy Brecker, Gary Willis and Gary Husband.

Guy Nikkels born in 1979 in Bogota and raised in the Dutch city of Deventer, picked up the guitar at the age of ten. In 1998 Guy was admitted to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His teachers were Peter Nieuwerf, Eef Albers en Wim Bronnenberg. Guy has played and collaborated with various acclaimed and famous artists, both nationally and internationally: Michael Brecker, John Ruocco, Kenny Werner, Eef Albers, Henk Meutgeert, Frits Landesbergen and Kurt Rosenwinkel.



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29th November - Band on the wall, Manchester *
30th November - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham *
1st December - Jazz Café, London*
Musicconnex Soul City Tour (click here for more info) *


4 Feb 2016 - 'Lifestyle' Album launch @ Pizza Express, London
17 July - Bristol Harbour Festival



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* Travel is easy from Holland, Tristan is available for tours or single shows throughout the UK


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