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Optreden in Klassewerk, KRO 1985 (foto KIPPA, bron: fotocollectie Beeld en Geluid)


1980 - current


disco, pop, pop/rock


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Time Bandits

Disco-funk formation that scored several major hits in the 1980s.
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Guus Strijbosch   basgitaar
Åke Danielson   toetsinstrumenten
Olaf Noordanus   drums
Alides Hidding   gitaar, zang

Former members

Kim Haworth   drums
Mike Machiels   drums
Marco Ligtenberg   toetsinstrumenten
Loek Coenraad   toetsinstrumenten
Michel de Groot (1)   basgitaar
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Biography Time Bandits

Disco-funk formation that scored several major hits in the 1980s.


Vocalist Alides Hidding scores a solo hit with the single Hollywood Seven and forms Time Bandits with bassist Peter Smid, session drummer Tommy Bachman, keyboard player Otto Cooymans and Carl Carlton on guitar.

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Swedish keyboard player Åke Danielson and drummer Joris Alberda Cooymans join the group. In December the band has a hit with Live It Up, which also hits the number one spot in de US Dance Charts.

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The single Sister Paradise fails to enter the charts and the titleless debut album lacks commercial success.


I'm Specialized In You reaches number two in the Dutch Top 40 and also becomes a big hit in France. Listen To The Man With The Golden Voice enters the Top 10 in April. The second album, Tracks, is released. I'm Only Shooting Love, the first single to be taken from this album, enters the Top 10 in October. The single does well in France, the US and Australia and the band tours in Australia and New Zealand.


AVRO's TopPop 1984 (Bron: fotocollectie Beeld en Geluid) Reach Out enters the Top 40 in May. Bassist Smid and drummer Alberda leave the band and are being replaced by Dick Schulte Nordholt (bass) and Kim Haworth (drums). Hugo de Bruin is the band's new guitarist.


Optreden in Klassewerk, KRO 1985 (foto KIPPA, bron: fotocollectie Beeld en Geluid) Time Bandits hit the charts with Endless Road and Hidding goes to the US to work with Dan Hartman. The album Fiction is released in the autumn. The single Dancing On A String enters the charts in October.



I Won't Steal Away, co-written by Hidding and Hartman becomes a hit and the band tours Europe.


In February Hidding again leaves for the US to work with Dan Hartman on some new Time Bandits material. The singles We'll Be Dancing and Wildfire fail to enter the charts, however, and the album Can't Wait For Another World isn't a breakout success. Following this, Alides Hidding decides to put an end to Time Bandits and moves to Los Angeles where he starts composing songs for the likes of Jennifer Rush, Helen Schneider, Trini Lopez and The Nylons. He also co-writes with people like Dan Hartman, Charlie Mitnight and Dwayne Hitchings and writes the music for the cartoon series Star Street.

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Danielson writes the score for the film Let The Music Dance.

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Under the name Blueville Danielson releases the album Blueville Serenade.



Since 1994 Alides Hidding has been performing with a new line-up of Time Bandits. The set list mainly consists of old rock, soul and pop tunes and of course all of Time Bandits greatest hits.


Hidding is working on a new Time Bandits album.


At the The Reflex Of The 80's, an evening in the Rotterdam Ahoy' arena staged by pubcaster BNN, the Time Bandits sing some of their hits.


The album As Life… contains new recordings of the Time Bandits hit singles, supplemented with cover versions from songs like Hey Jude, Papa Was A Rolling Stone and Purple Rain.


Alides Hidding joins the 80's Flashback Theatre Tour, a theatre show featuring '80s dance classics.


Due to its large success the 80's Flashback Theatre Tour is put on repeat in 2006/2007.


Alides Hidding and Belgian singer Ann Verberk (from the band C-Jake) form the duo A*Team Music. Hidding plays cover of hits from the 1970's to the present with a tape and live instruments. During 2009-2010 Hidding, Forrest and Milton Wijngaarde (ex-Roméo) are part of Hits Around The Clock. Supported by a seven-piece band they tour the Netherlands playing hits by artists like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Prince, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Duffy, Amy Winehouse and Robbie Williams. Drummer Dave van den Dries finds it impossible to combine Time Bandits with his other band DishKing. He is replaced by Olaf Noordanus (ex-Jetland) who is also part of Hits Around The Clock.

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Discography Time Bandits

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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