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T-99

Period

2000 - current

Genre

Americana, blues, rhythm & blues

Online

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T-99

Amsterdam-based trio T-99 is one of the most important Dutch innovators of roots music with their mixture of raw psychedelic desert rock, blues and rhythm & blues. The plays in a traditional rock line-up of bass, guitar and drums supplemented with mandolin, ukulele, boxes and buckets.
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Members

Mischa Den Haring   gitaar, mandoline, zang
Donné La Fontaine   banjo, contrabas, ukulele
Martin de Ruiter (2)   drums, percussie, zang

Biography T-99

Amsterdam-based trio T-99 is one of the most important Dutch innovators of roots music with their mixture of raw psychedelic desert rock, blues and rhythm & blues. The plays in a traditional rock line-up of bass, guitar and drums supplemented with mandolin, ukulele, boxes and buckets.

2001 - 2005

Debut album Coo-Coo (2001) is released via the progressive blues label Cool Buzz and gets positive reviews from the international music press. The band plays gigs in the Netherlands (support for Dr. John), Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland. For the recording of follow-up Strange Things Happen (2004) T-99 travels to Tucson, Arizona, to work with producer/musician Teddy Morgan, Dave Gonzales from The Paladins and Jimmy Carr. T-99 play renowned festivals like North Sea Jazz, the Rhythm & Blues festival in Peer (Belgium), Eurosonic, Popkomm in Berlin, Moulin Blues, Blues Passions (France) and the Cahors Blues festival (France). Third album Cherrystone Park (September 2005) is also produced by Teddy Morgan. In December T-99 kicks off a short three-day tour of Germany and Switzerland.

2006

In January T-99 plays at both the Eurosonic and Noorderslag festival in Groningen, the Netherlands. Two tracks from Cherrystone Park and two tracks from Strange Things Happen are released as a 10".

2007

With their 13-track album Vagabonds (May) the trio is back at the Cool Buzz label. In the summer they appear live at Berlin's Roadrunner's Paradise (July 7), while they support Dr John twice (in Amsterdam in July and in Zoetermeer). On September 8 they play at the Belgian Blue Moon Festival. On 18 November T-99 is support act for Chuck Berry in club 013 in Tilburg. Vagabonds is picked up by DJ Mark Lamarr and played on his BBC 2 radio show. The album is also released in Great Britain.

2008

In April, Vagabonds is released in Europe, the United States and Canada via Nugene Records. Early May, T-99 goes on a short tour of Great Britain. The band also performs a session in the BBC 2 studio for Mark Lamarr's radio show. Late August, T-99 performs at the 3daysOn festival in the Netherlands with the German electronica musician Michael Fakesch from Funkstörung.

2009

In the spring T-99 plays several shows together with mixed-media collective EAST74 (Arjen Hosper and Martijn Vorstenbosch) and the Paradiso Melkweg Productionhouse (PMP). The band plays during Celluloid Fever: The Freak live accompanying film footage and play by actors Rixt Leddy, Elisa Beuger and Jorrit Ruijs in the story about Tod Browning, the American director of cult films Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932).

Discography T-99

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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T-99 "Sun"
T-99 "Sun"
Celluloid Fever: The Frea...
Celluloid Fever: The Freak teaser
T-99 & Michael Fakesch
T-99 & Michael Fakesch
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T-99 & Michael Fakesch

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