photography by Sven Benjamins
OUT  NOW!

We are very proud to present our new album, brought to you by Record Kicks.

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About

Reared on diet of Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop and Ska, The Tibbs bring a unique blend of garage soul that could be traced back to the Detroit and Philly sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. A retro style infused with a distinctive Tibbs formula.

History
The Tibbs originally took off in 2012 - fronted by the amazing Elsa Bekman – covering a lesser-trodden path, combining special soulclassics with rare beat instrumentals. Their increasing popularity quickly led to a natural desire to expand their repertoire, beyond the confines of others’ inspirational endeavours towards their own soulful creations.

Produced by Paul Willemsen (Beans & Fatback, Lefties Soul Connection, Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions), the resulting EP Cleaned Out debuted in 2014. Later that year, the German funk and soul label Tramp Records released their debut single – Footprints In The Sand / Cleaned Out – delivering deserved international airplay for The Tibbs.

Two years later, famous Italian label Record Kicks released The Tibbs’ first LP, Takin’ Over. The first single from the album, Next Time / The Story Goes – again produced by Paul Willemsen – received critical acclaim on radio stations throughout England, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Canada and Australia.

Though the talent was obvious much earlier, the release of ‘Takin' Over’ delivered the band far richer rewards. Playing sold-out venues in both Milan and Frankfurt, The Tibbs’ profile rose further still with wonderful festival performances in Germany and Hungary, followed by a successful sold-out tour of Spain. Throughout this period, more new music was being created; the Lies 45 released in December 2017, and six months later, This Strange Effect was included on the celebratory Record Kicks 15th compilation album.

After some deliberation, in late 2018, Elsa decided to follow her heart and focus on a solo career. The Tibbs duly began their search for a truly worthy successor, bringing astonishing vocalist Roxanne Hartog and the band together for the first time. With a selection of incredible new tunes and an album drawing fantastic reviews, The Tibbs are once more ready for lift off.

The Tibbs are:
Roxanne Hartog - vocals
Henk Kemkes - guitar
Paul Jonker - Hammond / keys / guitar
Michael Willemsen - bass
Bas de Vries - drums
Coen de Vries - tenor sax
Berd Ruttenberg - baritone sax
Siebe Posthuma de Boer - trumpet

About

Reared on diet of Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop and Ska, The Tibbs bring a unique blend of garage soul that could be traced back to the Detroit and Philly sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. A retro style infused with a distinctive Tibbs formula. HistoryThe Tibbs originally took off in 2012 - fronted by the amazing Elsa Bekman – covering a lesser-trodden path, combining special soulclassics with rare beat instrumentals. Their increasing popularity quickly led to a natural desire to expand their repertoire, beyond the confines of others’ inspirational endeavours towards their own soulful creations.

Produced by Paul Willemsen (Beans & Fatback, Lefties Soul Connection, Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions), the resulting EP “Cleaned Out” debuted in 2014. Later that year, the German funk and soul label Tramp Records released their debut single – “Footprints In The Sand / Cleaned Out” – delivering deserved international airplay for The Tibbs.

Two years later, famous Italian label Record Kicks released The Tibbs’ first LP, “Takin’ Over”. The first single from the album, “Next Time / The Story Goes” – again produced by Paul Willemsen – received critical acclaim on radio stations throughout England, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Canada and Australia.

Though the talent was obvious much earlier, the release of “Takin' Over” delivered the band far richer rewards. Playing sold-out venues in both Milan and Frankfurt, The Tibbs’ profile rose further still with wonderful festival performances in Germany and Hungary, followed by a successful sold-out tour of Spain. Throughout this period, more new music was being created; the “Lies” 45 released in December 2017, and six months later, “This Strange Effect” was included on the celebratory “Record Kicks 15th” compilation album.

After some deliberation, in late 2018, Elsa decided to follow her heart and focus on a solo career. The Tibbs duly began their search for a truly worthy successor, bringing astonishing vocalist Roxanne Hartog and the band together for the first time. With new recordings in the bag and a great new album about to be released, The Tibbs are once more ready for lift off.
The Tibbs are:Roxanne Hartog - vocals
Henk Kemkes - guitar
Paul Jonker - Hammond / keys / guitar
Michael Willemsen - bass
Bas de Vries - drums
Coen de Vries - tenor sax
Berd Ruttenberg - baritone sax
Siebe Posthuma de Boer - trumpet

Gigs

May
20
Little Bobby [CANCELED]
Santander - Spain
May
21
Rock & Blues Café [CANCELED]
Zaragoza - Spain
May
22
Festival de jazz: Sesión B [CANCELED]
Burgos - Spain
May
23
amc Bocanegra [CANCELED]
Valles Piloña - Spain
May
24
A Pousada Da Galiza Imaxinaria [CANCELED]
Boiro - Spain
Sep
11
Belza Weekend CANCELED
Iruña - Pamplona - Spain
Dec
31
Unfortunately no gigs at this moment
Due to Covid 19
Jun
10
De Flux - Zaandam (NL)
Hemkade 48, Zaandam
Jun
26
Freedom Sounds Chill Out Session - Köln (D)
Odonien, Hornstrasse 85, Köln
Aug
21
Iduna - Drachten (NL)
Oliemolenstraat 16, Drachten
Sep
11
Snertpop festival - Midwoud (NL)
Landgoed De Knap, Midwoud
Sep
18
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL) Blue Note Club Sessions
Heuvel 140, Eindhoven
Dec
18
Manifesto- Hoorn (NL)
Holenweg 14C, Hoorn

Gigs

May
20
Little Bobby [CANCELED]
Santander - Spain
May
21
Rock & Blues Café [CANCELED]
Zaragoza - Spain
May
22
Festival de jazz: Sesión B [CANCELED]
Burgos - Spain
May
23
amc Bocanegra [CANCELED]
Valles Piloña - Spain
May
24
A Pousada Da Galiza Imaxinaria [CANCELED]
Boiro - Spain
Sep
11
Belza Weekend CANCELED
Iruña - Pamplona - Spain
Dec
31
Unfortunately no gigs at this moment
Due to Covid 19
Jun
10
De Flux - Zaandam (NL)
Hemkade 48, Zaandam
Jun
26
Freedom Sounds Chill Out Session - Köln (D)
Odonien, Hornstrasse 85, Köln
Aug
21
Iduna - Drachten (NL)
Oliemolenstraat 16, Drachten
Sep
11
Snertpop festival - Midwoud (NL)
Landgoed De Knap, Midwoud
Sep
18
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL) Blue Note Club Sessions
Heuvel 140, Eindhoven
Dec
18
Manifesto- Hoorn (NL)
Holenweg 14C, Hoorn

News

Apr
30
2021
New 45 vinyl

For all you vinyl lovers we present you our new lmtd edition 45 vinyl! A-side: Another shot fired, B-side: The main course. Get you copy now! Follow the link in our discography below.

Feb
3
2021
Waiting for better times

Difficult times for a band with a brandnew album out. But times are difficult for almost everybody off course. We hope you are all well!
We would love to get back on stage again! Maybe later in 2021? Meanwhile we released our new single 'The main course' (digital only) and made a covid-proof lyrics clip to go allong with it. Check it out!

Sep
10
2020
New album: Another Shot Fired

Our new album Another Shot Fired will be released on November 20! It contains 12 hot and brandnew songs and will be available on (limited) LP, CD and digital. Don't miss it!

Jul
1
2020
Instrumentals!

For those who love instrumentals, our friends of Record Kicks released an instrumental version of our album 'Takin' over' on Bandcamp and all digital platforms. Give it a listen!

News

April 30, 2021
New 45 vinyl

For all you vinyl lovers we present you our new lmtd edition 45 vinyl! A-side: Another shot fired, B-side: The main course. Get you copy now! Follow the link in our discography below.

February 3, 2021
Waiting for better times

Difficult times for a band with a brandnew album out. But times are difficult for almost everybody off course. We hope you are all well!
We would love to get back on stage again! Maybe later in 2021? Meanwhile we released our new single 'The main course' (digital only) and made a covid-proof lyrics clip to go allong with it. Check it out!

September 10, 2020
New album: Another Shot Fired

Our new album Another Shot Fired will be released on November 20! It contains 12 hot and brandnew songs and will be available on (limited) LP, CD and digital. Don't miss it!

July 1, 2020
Instrumentals!

For those who love instrumentals, our friends of Record Kicks released an instrumental version of our album 'Takin' over' on Bandcamp and all digital platforms. Give it a listen!

Discography

Another shot fired / The main course
45 vinyl single
April 2021
Label: Record Kicks
Another Shot Fired
Album (vinyl/CD)
November 2020
Label: Record Kicks
Damaged Heart / Ball and Chain
45 vinyl single
October 2020
Label: Record Kicks
Takin' Over (The Instrumentals)
Digital only
June 2020
Label: Record Kicks
Lies / Lies (instrumental)
45 vinyl single
December 2017
Label: Record Kicks
Takin' Over
Album (vinyl/CD)
May 2016
Label: Record Kicks
Next Time / The Story Goes
45 vinyl single
April 2016
Label: Record Kicks
Footprints / Cleaned Out
45 vinyl single
August 2014
Label: Tramp Records
Cleaned Out
EP (CD)
June 2014
Label: Sub45 Records

Contact

The Tibbs
Postbus 67
NL-1620 AB Hoorn
info@thetibbs.nl
Bookings
Muzink booking agency
+31(0)50-2600002
bookings@muzink.nl
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