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Treble

Period

2003 - 2010

Genre

Eurovision Song Contest, girl groups, pop

Treble

Trio formed by Caroline Hoffman and sisters Djem and Niña van Dijk. Treble's music stands out because of the use of African percussion music and vocal harmonies song in 'treble language'. Debut single Ramaganana hits the top spot of the Dutch single charts early 2004.
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Members

Caroline Hoffman   conga, djembé, gitaar, piano, zang
Niña Van Dijk   conga, djembé, zang
Djem Van Dijk   conga, djembé, zang

Former members

Willem Philipsen   gitaar
Olaf Fase   drums
Emanuel Platino   basgitaar

Mentioned in the biography of

1980   Peter van Asten
2000   Patrick Mühren
2000   Tineke Schouten
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Biography Treble

Trio formed by Caroline Hoffman and sisters Djem and Niña van Dijk. Treble's music stands out because of the use of African percussion music and vocal harmonies song in 'treble language'. Debut single Ramaganana hits the top spot of the Dutch single charts early 2004.

1987 - 1993

In August 1987 the van Dijk family moves to Curaçao. Sisters Niña (1985) and Djem (1987) live there for five years in a house on the beach. On the radio they listen to salsa, reggae and merengue. Caroline Hoffman (1975) starts making music at an early age. She accompanies herself on piano, guitar and djembé and sings in her own make-up language.

1994 - 2001

Back in the Netherlands the Van Dijk sisters meet Caroline. Together they start writing songs and accompany themselves on African percussion instruments like the conga and the djembé. They sing harmonies and in their own language called 'treble language'.

2002

Treble wins a local award for Best Young Music Talent. The trio performs in both regional and nationwide TV shows and signs to record company CNR.

2003

Treble's debut single Ramaganana, produced by Peter van Asten, is released in September. The record also contains a remix by the Sunclub.

The Sunclub

2004

Treble Treble plays at the Noorderslag festival. Ramaganana shoots to the top of the Dutch charts. Together with producer Peter van Asten, the girls start working on their debut album. Before the album is released Treble and a six-piece band kick off a tour of several festivals, theatres and clubs. In April Treble travels to Taiwan for promotion shows. Second single Magic is a ballad. In Zambia the girls record a TV show which features the work of the World Wildlife Fund.

2005

The basis tracks for Treble's second album are recorded in Amsterdam. After a so-called vocal training in Los Angeles, the girls travel to Hawaii to record the vocals for the new album.

2006

Treble Treble is one of the contestants of the 47th National Songfestival. If they win, they will go the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens. The trio sings three songs: two that have been composed by the girls themselves (Amambanda and Lama Gaia) and also the song Make Your Choice. Treble wins the festival with the song Amambanda. The song can be found on Treble's second album Free that is produced by Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Santana). The girls have taken vocal coaching lessons from Scottish singer Alex Ligertwood (Santana). Free includes a Fleetwood Mac cover (Crystal) and guest appearances by American session musicians Tim Pierce (guitar), Jimmy Messer (guitar) and Dwight Baker (drums). In order to promote their input in the Eurovision Song Contest the trio travels for 40 days through all 37 participating countries. Unfortunately Treble is eliminated in the first round

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Discography Treble

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