“I love this, the best of the seventies brought to 2013!” is what TOTO guitarist and singer Steve Lukather commented when he first heard the music of TRISTAN.
The groovy rhythm guitar provided by Thomas "Whakatakah" Bekhuis, Coen switching between his Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and synths, Frans playing both his old 60's Fender Jazz bass and modern 5-string providing the perfect combination of old-and newschool, drummer Sebastiaan who is always pushing the band to new highs with his high energy grooves, all topped off with a touch of lovely percussion by master percussion player Martin Gort. The music of "Tristan" will definitely bring you back to that rich sound of the seventies!
All of the elements mentioned above provide singer Evelyn with a solid ground to make her unique and soulful voice stand out. Listening to the sound of "Tristan" you can't help but be moved by the uplifting beats and harmonies. The Band members all paid their dues in the past and already shared the stage with the likes of Randy Brecker, Nigel Hitchcock, Jan Akkerman and Jocelyn Brown, just to name a few. Together they are a perfect match, and listening to their music it's clear that the qualities every individual member brings to this band results in sheer synergy.
What also makes "Tristan" a real band in the classic sense is that all members are equally involved in he writing and arranging process, and are recording their songs (mostly live) together. The result is a very honest, pure, and not in the least unique and recognizable live sound to their music.
In the end "Tristan" has only one mission: Bringing back the best of the seventies to the present day. But with an uplifting, timeless and addictive high energy sound unique to this band!
Evelyn Kallansee - vocals
Coen Molenaar - Hammond, Rhodes en keys
Frans Vollink – Bass
Sebastiaan Cornelissen – Drums
Martin Gort - Percussion
Thomas Bekhuis - Guitars