T-99

T-99

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T-99 stands for an original mix of American roots styles like rock n' roll, blues, country and surf, flavoured with east-european and nothern african influences.

Biography

T-99 (Amsterdam/The Netherlands) has proven to belong to the top of the alternative European roots scene of today. With their eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, blues, country, surf, punk together with a touch of eastern European and north African influences, they tour all over Europe since 1999. T-99 are 3 young guys and an old dog, playing on vintage and weird instruments with wild energy and a high dose of passion, carrying out an original blend of musical styles what could be defined as the T-99 sound.

THE 4th ALBUM
After three successful albums, ‘Vagabonds’ is the new T-99 record. It contains 13 original tracks treated with the well-known T-99 formula...: a blend of rootsy, rockin' and bluesy elements, flavoured with some exotic melodies. This new album by T-99 lures the listener inside a musical sideshow where geeks, freaks, fire eaters and human cannonballs hold sway. The band signed for production themselves and the album has been released on their old habitat label Cool Buzz.

FORMER ALBUMS
With the release of the album "Coo-Coo" in 2001, T-99 introduced themselves as being the most promising new band in the Benelux blues and roots scene. After a few member changes in 2003 the band released another album in 2004 titled “Strange Things Happen". Partly recorded in Amsterdam and Tucson, Arizona it has guest appearances of Teddy Morgan (also production) and Dave Gonzales of The Paladins. The third album "Cherrystone Park" which was released late 2005 showed besides more catchy songs also a psychedelic side of T-99 which lead them to an even larger audience.

HISTORY
Through the years T-99 showed itself as being a constant factor on stages across Holland, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, France and Switzerland. In its existence the band has played among others at Noorderslag, North Sea Jazz Festival, Waterpop, Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival (Peer, BE), Oerol, De Parade, Noorderzon, Eurosonic, Moulin Blues, Blues Passions in Cognac (FR), Cahors Bluesfestival (FR) and was support act for Chuck Berry, Dr. John, Los Lobos and Little Feat. Music of T-99 is being used in several TV-shows and programs like NOS Studio Sport, Keuringdienst van Waarde and AT-5. In May 2008 the band recorded at the BBC studio's in London for Mark Lamarr's popular radioshow 'God's Jukebox'.

OOR Magazine (NL): "...most exciting and renewing roots band in the Netherlands and far beyond..."

Official promotion video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dx32NO_BTg

Discography

'Vagabonds' (Cool Buzz, May 2007/Nugene Records 2008)
'Strange Cherries' (10" compilation) (Sonic Rendezvous 2006)
'Cherrystone Park' (Sonic Rendezvous 2005)
'Strange Things Happen'(Sonic Rendezvous 2004)
'Coo-Coo' (Cool Buzz 2001)

Set List

T-99 usally plays a long energetic set with - besides maybe a few covers - all original work. Most of the songs from the latest album 'Vagabonds' will be played.