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FLUITSMA & VAN TIJN

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Fluitsma & Van Tijn

Period

1985 - current

Genre

Dutch-language, Gouden Harp, pop, producers

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Fluitsma & Van Tijn

Duo that writes and produces songs for several Dutch acts.
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Members

Jochem Fluitsma   piano
Eric van Tijn   gitaar, zang

Mentioned in the biography of

1952   Gerbrand Westveen
1980   Jochem Fluitsma
1980   John van Katwijk
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Biography Fluitsma & Van Tijn

Duo that writes and produces songs for several Dutch acts.

1980

Jochem Fluitsma and Erik van Tijn meet.

Jochem Fluitsma Patricia Paay

1984

Mai Tai hits the Dutch charts.

Mai Tai

1985

Fluitsma & Van Tijn make it big when their act Mai Tai proves to be a charts success in the Netherlands as well as in the UK and the US.

1987

The duo produces a single under the name B-Mania. It's a Beatles-cover: Back In The USSR.

Frizzle Sizzle

1990

Fluitsma & Van Tijn write music for several TV commercials.

1992

They write and produce songs for Dutch singer Henk Westbroek and are also the driving force behind boy band Caught in the Act.

Caught In The Act Henk Westbroek

1993

Caught in the Act hits the big time in Germany where they equal the popularity of Take That. In The Netherlands the producer duo is successful with the debut album by Dutch band Jazzpolitie. They also write and produce the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, the song Vrede ('Peace').

De Jazzpolitie Ruth Jacott

1994

Fluitsma & Van Tijn also produce Henk Westbroek's second album Vrij ('Free').

Henk Westbroek

1995

Fluitsma & Van Tijn produce the Jazzpolitie's second album.

De Jazzpolitie

1996

Fluitsma & Van Tijn Two number 1 hits for the duo this year: Ademnood ('Gasping for air') by Linda, Roos and Jessica and (under the name Fluitsma & Van Tijn) 15 Miljoen Mensen ('15 Million People').

Linda, Roos en Jessica

1998

Edsilia Rombley wins the National Song Contest with the Fluitsma & Van Tijn composition Hemel en Aarde ('Heaven and Earth'). Rombley becomes number four at the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland later this year.

Edsilia Rombley

1999

Again Fluitsma & Van Tijn write a song for the Eurovision Song Contest, but their attempt is less successful than in 1998.

John Ewbank

2001

Fluitsma & Van Tijn contribute to the album 1 Voor Allen ('1 For All') by Dutch band Guus Meeuwis & Vagant.

Guus Meeuwis

2002

The duo is credited as producers of the new Ruth Jacott album Tastbaar ('Tangible'). Van Tijn is member of the jury of Idols, the Dutch version of the popular television show that searches for new vocal talents.

Ruth Jacott

2003

18-year old half Dutch/half Moroccan singer Hind wins the bronze medal at the first final of the Dutch version of talent contest Idols. Fluitsma & Van Tijn produce her debut album Around The World.

2004

The producer duo is involved in producing Rely On Me, the debut album by Idols winner Boris. Also they produce the single Heerlijk En Vrij ('Wonderful And Free') by Dutch-language nu soul singer Alain Clark and they are involved in the success of teen band Kus ('Kiss').

Alain Clark Bo Saris KUS

2005

Fluitsma & Van Tijn plus Peter Groot Kormelink (De Jazzpolitie) co-write the single Geen Woorden ('No Words') for duo Zonder Twijfel ('No Doubt').

2006

Fluitsma & Van Tijn produce the second album by Kus and the debut album by Raffaëla, the first ever female Idols winner.

Raffaëla

2007

The CD Supermercado is a collaboration by Fluitsma & Van Tijn and the small label Baileo Music Productions. The album features their own material and cover versions recorded with guest musicians including Madeline Bell (in Superstar by The Carpenters), Roger Happel (The Guitar Man), Tony Scott and Eric Vaarzon Morel. According to the press release the music is 'a mix of smooth jazz and trendy party music'. On 25 August Supermercado is performed live during a jazz festival at the Dorint Hotel on Schiphol East. As producers, composers and songwriters, Fluitsma & Van Tijn are involved in the Gamer, the 28th edition of Kinderen Voor Kinderen (Children for Children).

Eric Vaarzon Morel Kinderen Voor Kinderen Tony Scott

2009

Once again Eric van Tijn is part of the X Factor jury. Fluitsma & Van Tijn are responsible for the musical supervision during two Danny de Munk show at the Heineken Music Hall in April. As producers and arrangers they work on the debut single of girl group and the album Lachen Is Gezond (Laughing Is Healthy), the 30th edition of Kinderen Voor Kinderen.

Danny de Munk Monroe

Discography Fluitsma & Van Tijn

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