2001 - current
Praise The Twilight Sparrow, Templo X, White Sands
Trio that hails from The Hague and is fronted by French songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pascal Hallibert. Templo Diez combines intimate post rock with noise and is inspired by the likes of the Velvet Underground, Cat Power and Will Oldham, but also the writers Charles Bukowski, John Fante and Douglas ...
Pascal Hallibert banjo, basgitaar, gitaar, mandoline, percussie, toetsinstrumenten, zang
Leejon Verhaeg gitaar
Miranda Visser viool, zang
Roman Schipper accordeon, banjo, drums, orgel, pedalsteel, trompet, zang
Hans Custers accordeon, basgitaar, contrabas, gitaar, mandoline, toetsinstrumenten, trombone
Biography Templo Diez
Trio that hails from The Hague and is fronted by French songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pascal Hallibert. Templo Diez combines intimate post rock with noise and is inspired by the likes of the Velvet Underground, Cat Power and Will Oldham, but also the writers Charles Bukowski, John Fante and Douglas Coupland.
Pascal Hallibert, a Frenchman who lives in The Hague, is not only a member of indie pop group Miss Wyoming, but also works as a producer. Hallibert reaches the finale of the Grand Prix Of The Netherlands in the category singer/songwriter.
With drummer Paolo Panza and guitarist Leejon Verhaeg Hallibert starts making music under the name Templo Diez. The trio releases the CD Hoboken, which gets positive reviews from the Dutch music press. The track Sonora 6am is included on the album Pet Series Vol. 1, the first in a series of compilation records dedicated to pets.
Templo Diez plays at the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas. The trio also plays at the Motel Mozaique festival in Rotterdam. The small indie label Muze re-releases Hoboken. The album is released in September in the same week in which the band - as the only Dutch band to be invited for the Unsigned programme - plays two shows at the In The City festival in Manchester, England.
Templo Diez and duo Au Americana perform together during a two-hour session under the name Cinema For The Ears. Templo Diez is invited for a showcase at North By Northeast, the annual music conference in Toronto, Canada, in June. In the slipstream of NXNE the band embarks on a two-week North-American tour with dates in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa among others. In Chicago Templo Diez performs live for radio station WNUR. Gloribel Hernàndez helps out on keyboards and bass. The Gathering invites Templo Diez for a couple of support slots on its anniversary tour.
Templo Diez plays at the Koninginnenach (April 29, the night before the Queen's anniversary) in The Hague. Again the band is invited for Canada's NXNE festival, which takes place in June. The side projects White Sands and The Ramen come along with Templo Diez. Again the band plays a few dates in Canada and the US. The live line-up of the band features violinist Saskia van der Giessen (Labasheeda/King Me). In Toronto the band shares the bill with the Great Lake Swimmers. In New York the band plays at both Sin-é and The Knitting Factory. New York's CMJ Music Marathon invites the band for a show on September 16 at CBGB's 313 Gallery, the affiliate of the legendary club CBGB's next door. More shows follow the same week in New York and Providence. Together with electronic duo AU Templo Diez performs live as Cinema For The Ears at The Hague's Crossing Border festival. And so do White Sands (featuring Pascal Hallibert) and Labasheeda (featuring Paolo Panza and Saskia van der Giessen).
My First Sonny Weissmuller Recordings releases second album Winterset by the end of February. It is volume 2 out of a trilogy inspired by the same-named Alfred Santell-directed 1936 film featuring debuting Burgess Meredith. Simultaneously side project White Sands releases the EP Alma. Pascal Hallibert and Hans Custers produce the debut album by singer/songwriter Eva Meijer.
Guitarist Leejon Verhaeg joins the band King Me during their Dutch promotional tour for the album Guide Down. Pascal Hallibert performs solo and with band under the name Praise The Twilight Sparrow. In March Praise The Twilight Sparrow leaves for North America to play at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Later in the year an album is released. White Sands also releases a debut album. The group also performs and can be seen at the Binnenach festival in The Hague. Miranda Visser is added to the line-up of the band as violinist.
2008 - 2009
The band records the four track EP Crowheart which is released via French label Hinah. Bassist/keyboard player Gloribel Hernández is responsible for all vocals on this record. She can also be heard on third album Merced (June 2009). Former violinist Saskia van der Giessen contributes to the songs War From Long Gone Days and Goldmine.
In May, the three track EP Freiheit is released on the My First Sonny Weismuller label. The bonus track is the live track The Devil You Know, recorded for a show called Airplay on radio station WNUR in Chicago.
Discography Templo Diez
|Type and year||CD, 2002|
Live @ Arlene's Grocery (NY)
|Type and year||CD, 2005|
|Type and year||CD, 2006|
|Label||My First Sonny Weissmuller, AHOEA 4343|
|Type and year||CD, 2009|
|Label||Eigen beheer, PPFF 001|
|Type and year||CD, 2010|
|Label||My First Sonny Weissmuller, AHOEA 7272|
|Type and year||CDS, 2008|
|Type and year||CDS, 2010|
|Label||My First Sonny Weissmuller, AHOEA 7070|
The Pet Series Volume 1
|Type and year||Compilatie, 2002|
|Label||Sally Forth Records, sf 1059|
A Decouvrir Absolument 1
|Type and year||Compilatie, 2003|
|Label||A Decouvrir Absolument|
|Type and year||Compilatie, 2004|
That Dam Magazine Vol. 1
|Type and year||Compilatie, 2004|
|Label||That Dam Record Company|
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