On 1 Favorites Lists

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Trijntje Oosterhuis

In 1990 she formed the band "Total Touch" with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis and, in 1991, they participated in the Grote Prijs van Nederland, the most important amateur musician contest in the Netherlands. Trijntje got the opportunity to tour with Candy Dulfer in 1994 after collaborating with her on the album Big Girl. Originally the tour was supposed to last six weeks; however, it became a two-year tour around the world. Total Touch was offered a record deal in 1995 and the debut album Total Touch was released in 1996. The first single Touch Me There became a summer hit and went Platinum, ...read more

In 1990 she formed the band "Total Touch" with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis and, in 1991, they participated in the Grote Prijs van Nederland, the most important amateur musician contest in the Netherlands. Trijntje got the opportunity to tour with Candy Dulfer in 1994 after collaborating with her on the album Big Girl. Originally the tour was supposed to last six weeks; however, it became a two-year tour around the world. Total Touch was offered a record deal in 1995 and the debut album Total Touch was released in 1996. The first single Touch Me There became a summer hit and went Platinum, selling over 100,000 copies in its first month - despite only peaking the Dutch charts at #14. The next album This Way became their first #1 album and was equally successful, although the album was not well known internationally. In 1999, they took a small break, and Trijntje Oosterhuis released a live album with covers of Stevie Wonder. In 2001, the group decided to go their separate ways, with Tjeerd wanting to focus on production and songwriting and Trijntje wanting to launch her solo career.

In March 2003, Oosterhuis's debut solo album, Trijntje Oosterhuis, was released and met with moderate success. The album consisted mainly of ballads and presented her as a diva. Trijntje personally has a fondness for Jazz instead of pop ballads, and in 2004 she therefore signed a record deal with Blue Note and released the live album Strange Fruit, consisting of Billie Holiday and George Gershwin covers. The album received critical acclaim, and Trijntje finally managed to achieve fame beyond her home country.

Her second jazz album called The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook) was recorded with Burt Bacharach, who plays the piano on a two tracks and was released on 20 November 2006. In 2007, she released a second volume of her collaboration with Burt Bacharach entitled "Who'll Speak For Love", with Burt again playing piano on 3 tracks. In 2008, she released a CD and DVD of an acoustic concert performance with guitarist Leonardo Amuedo, entitled "Ken Je Mij". In September 2008 she was one of the Special Guests at the Symphonica in Rosso concert in Arnhem, starring Lionel Richie. During this concert she sang the duet, "Face in the Crowd", with Lionel Richie. This performance is included in Richie's album, Just Go.

At the end of 2010 she released a Christmas album called'"This is the season" followed by "Sundays in New York", a big band album. « hide

Similar Bands: Candy Dulfer, Total Touch

Wrecks We Adore
04/12/2012

4.5
1 Votes
We’ve Only Just Begun
2011

3.5
1 Votes

Contributors: DutchDevotee,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy