TLT has performed at some of the greatest Rockabilly festivals in the world: Hemsby (2010 and 2011), The Rockabilly Rave (2012), Rhythm Riot (2013), The Americana International (2011, 2012), The Rockabilly Rebel Weekend in Indianapolis (1996 and 1998), Viva Las Vegas (2003, 2004 and 2010), the Screamin' Festival in Spain (2005), The D-day Festival in Holland (2005), Midsommar Jamboree in Sweden (2005, 2013), My Way Jamboree in Finland (2005), Sjock in Holland (2007), the A-Bombers in Uddevalla, Sweden (2011), and more...
If we had to describe their music, we would say it is pure Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, and a touch of rockin' Roy Orbison. The vocals are often compared to the sound of early Roy with chilling results (in 2009 TLT played at the 20th Annual Roy Orbison Festival in Wink, TX). They have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the 11th Annual American Masters Series honoring Roy Orbison, which was headlined by Glen Campbell, Raul Malo, Billy Burnette, and The Crickets. In January 2008, the boys were a part of the Roy Orbison Tribute Weekend that took place at the Tempe Center for The Arts in Arizona. They played the music of Roy Orbison to a sell-out audience.
A debut 45rpm EP called “Lonely Blue Dreams” was released on Sunset Records (#101) in 1998 and it’s now a very collectible rare item. Since then, they have released 5 albums– “Hey Little Girl," “Dance,”“Dig It, Baby, Dig It,” the rockin’ “Bullseye," and the latest one "Surefire Hits.""Hey Little Girl" features some of the first successful attempts at songwriting, and from that album, "Blueberry Eyes" and "Forever Is Not For Us" have become favorites at every show. While "Dance" was an incursion into early 1960s Rock and Roll (every band has to evolve after all!), "Dig It, Baby, Dig It" was a return to the roots, still portraying some great original tracks ("Let's Go Out Tonight" for example). "Dig It" also features a rare Roy Orbison track recorded at the Center For The Arts in Tempe, Arizona. “Bullseye” was recorded live in the studio and the power of the band comes across loud and clear. Strong back-beat and solid bass stand behind some cool and assertive vocals. At the same time, the original tracks also contribute to the unique TLT style (out of the 17 titles on the album, only 3 are covers). Tunes like "Twice Sorry," "Blue For You," "The Truth," and "Stranger" will leave you wanting more. Rockers like "Bullseye" and "Do The Bop" will get you off the chair.
Fresh out of the studio, they recently released a 45rpm vinyl single, "Kissin' and a-Huggin'" which includes 2 original tracks - the A side and "Muñeca Diabolica."
Also we are proud to announce the release of "Surefire Hits" (yeah, a Greatest Hits album!!), which includes all your favorite TLT tracks from all previous 4 albums, the latest single, plus a bunch of never before heard tunes (live and unreleased) that you will flat dig! A total of 27 tracks! This is available now on the store page or itunes.
They toured Europe in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and in 2013 they were back by popular demand. They were recently featured at the Rockabilly Rave and Rhythm Riot, and they are back in Europe this year (see schedule), and who knows, maybe even at your local bar or dance hall...So, do not miss one of the most unique sounds around. Like a wise man once said: "If you ever get a chance, grab it!"
After you see them, or hear them, you'll also be yellin' MORE, MORE, MORE!
TWINKLETONE RECORDS 2014