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Twarres in 2011


1998 - current


Frisian language, pop


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Friesian duo, which first rose to fame in 1999 with Wêr Bisto, a song in the Friesian language.
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Mirjam Timmer   gitaar, zang

Former members

Sietse Huisman   drums
Serge Bredewold   basgitaar
Peter Krako   gitaar
Gregor Hamilton   toetsinstrumenten
Yfke de Jong   viool
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1998   Bert Meulendijk
1998   Tom Bakker
2000   Marco Borsato
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Biography Twarres

Friesian duo, which first rose to fame in 1999 with Wêr Bisto, a song in the Friesian language.


Twarres Mirjam and Johan have known each other from early childhood. When she is thirteen, Mirjam writes her first song. In September 1998 she and Johan take part in several talent shows.


In May of this year Wêr Bisto is released through Road Records. The song does not enter the charts.

Paul de Leeuw


The duo leaves Road Records and signs with EMI. Wêr Bisto is re-released. In August Wêr Bisto enters the Dutch charts and the duo's first album is released. In December Wêr Bisto climbs to number one in both The Netherlands and in Belgium. For both countries it is the first time that a song in the Friesian language reaches the number one spot.

Marco Borsato


She Couldn't Laugh is taken as the first single from their debut album Stream, which is released on June 25. The album contains two Friesian and nine English-language songs. The duo wins a Top Of The Pops Award for Top Newcomer.


Twarres wins an Edison Award in the category New group national fort the album Stream.


Twarres On April 17 pubcaster TROS broadcasts a TV special filmed in Glasgow. Mirjam Timmer writes five tracks for the play De Lêste Brief, which is performed in September and October. It is announced that Twarres has decided to split up as of the end of the year. In the meantime the duo will be doing an extensive farewell tour in the theatres. Mirjam embarks on a solo career as a singer/songwriter. Johan's ambitions focus on musicals and theatre.

2005 - 2006

On her new album Mirjam Timmer sings her self-penned duet The Deep Blue Sea with Simple Minds front man Jim Kerr. Due to a broken arm after having tumbled downstairs, the release of solo debut single Face To Face is postponed. Her solo debut album (Mirjam Timmer goes by the name of MIR now) is released in the summer of 2006. From January 20 (2006) for eight days in a row Timmer is taking part in the Vrienden Van Amstel Live concert series in the Rotterdam Ahoy' arena.

Michiel Hoogenboezem MIR


Motel West Coast featuring Mirjam Timmer is a theatre show consisting of covers of West Coast classics by the likes of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds, Doobie Brothers and the Beach Boys. From January - April this production tours along more than 30 theatres across the nation. After a three-year hiatus Johan van der Veen and Mirjam Timmer perform again as Twarres. First show is on September 14 in their hometown Warga. For November/January a theatre tour is planned.


Mirjam Timmer revives Twarres. Together with radio DJ Ruud de Wild from Q Music she starts searching for 'the new Johan'. Mirjam finds him in September and his name is Joost Bloemendal, a singer from Utrecht with no Frisian roots.

Discography Twarres

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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