“ The Spice of Five ”

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'The Spice of Five' will be the 5th album by Tristan (Release April 2019) . Happy to announce that Sweet Soul Records will release our CD in Japan as well. More news soon!
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7th of April in Haarlem @'t Patronaat

New 2019/ 2020 concert dates added to our 'concerts' page (United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland)

May and October 2019 we will be back in the UK (Harrow, Hampstead, Colchester,Swansea, Southampton, Ambleside) (check concerts page for link to festival/club websites)

The Tristan tours in UK and Japan are supported by:

Our Booking partners (see also our contact page):
RAESTAR PROMOTIONS (UK) , +44 7841675263 daniraestar@aol.com www.daniraestar.com
Isolde Records (General)
F.L. PROD (France)
Luc FOUBERT, luc.foubert@fl-prod.fr






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'The Spice of Five' will be the 5th album by Tristan (Release April 2019)


Dutch five-piece Tristan's music can be best described as feel-good vintage Acid Jazz, with the energy, vibe and sounds of today, performed by some of the best contemporary pop/jazz musicians from Europe.
Funky rhythm guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section that has been performing together for decades playing solid grooves and tight, punchy arrangements that have since become their trademark.
All this underpins singer Evelyn Kallansee's stunningly beautiful vocals. It will take you back to that great warm sound of the 70's, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.
While Tristan’s music may sound like bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies - who all produce high energy grooves - what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries is the high quality of the compositions and arrangements.

Tristan's debut release, ‘Full Power’ - which featured US soul singer Heston, UK saxophone maestro Nigel Hitchcock and legendary American trumpeter Randy Brecker - received rave reviews, while their highly acclaimed follow-up, ‘2nd Phase’, proved that this is a band with something to say, both albums going straight to No 1 in the UK soul charts. The group continued to surprise again, with ‘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– nomination Best Soul/R&B Album, Best Band

Due to this succes they've been touring Japan, France, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Romania to name a few.
In 2017 they released worldwide a 'live in concert' album with an extended band . Their new upcoming (5th) album will be recorded with only 'the 5-piece core' of the band. Pure, energetic, groovy songs will appear on their 'The Spice of Five' album , which will be released April 2019.
Evelyn Kallansee (Vocals), Coen Molenaar (Hammond & Fender Rhodes), Guy Nikkels (Guitar), Frans Vollink (Electric Bass) and Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Drums).