Tim Treffers (1988) is a Dutch singer/songwriter. At the age of 9 he started to take piano lessons and write his first songs. Later on he sang in local bands. He got vocal coaching from several professional Dutch singers such as Lisa Boray and Natasja Den Toom, after which he started his professional career as a singer.
His debut album ‘Never trust a man in a fur coat’ combines pop sensibilities with funky grooves and jazzy soul and throws in a dash of rock here and there. He co-wrote the album with Eric Van Den Brink (Yoko Ono, Gerry Beckley, David Paton a.o.) and Tim Vermeulen. Well-known musicians like Eric Tagg (Lee Ritenour Band), Hans Vermeulen (Sandy Coast, Rainbow Train), Eddie Conard (Sting, Chaka Khan) and Ruud Breuls (Metropole Orchestra) contributed to the record. His debut album received much acclaim in his home country and also was released in Japan by P-Vine Records. Like one of the many reviews said: “I am sure that anyone that makes the effort to pick this up, will love it. It is that good!”
In 2017 he also tours with the rockshow ‘Invitation to the sound of Jerney Kaagman & Earth & Fire’ of Marieke Eelman, directed by Jan-Hein Sloesen and performing in dozens of theatres, clubs and festivals in Holland. Meanwhile, he recorded two duets with Japanese singer/songwriter Naito Akiko. Tim is currently working on his second album that will be released in the fall of 2017.
| Dutch release (Brinker Media)
Japanese release (P-Vine Records) *
The album ‘Never trust a man in a fur coat’ is available on CD and available for streaming and download in all digital stores. Released in The Netherlands (Brinker Media) and Japan (P-Vine Records)*.
* Japanese release contains alternative order of tracks and bonustrack ‘Hold me back’.
Tim Treffers: vocals, Mellotron / Tim Vermeulen: piano, Rhodes, Hammond, Clavinet, synthesizers, bass, drums, percussion & backing vocals / Eric van den Brink: guitar, dobro, bass, drums, backing vocals / Hans Vermeulen: piano (‘Mirror’) / Jeroen Bos: bass (‘Break the chain’ & ‘Love is the ruler’) / Andrew Bowler: guitar (‘Reaching for the sky’) / Ramon Braumuller: drums (‘Love is the ruler’) / Eddie Conard: voice-over (‘Introduction Easy evil’), percussion (‘Love is the ruler’) / Ruud Breuls: trumpet (‘Making love is good for you’) / Reinier Sijpkens: flügelhorn (‘Real good love’) / Steven Polderman: violin (‘Gypsy’) / Scarlett Hollestelle, SaraLee Vos, Renske Küpper, Dianne Marchal, Jera Vriens: backing vocals / Production & arrangements: Eric van den Brink & Tim Vermeulen. Studio: Brinker Media, Hilversum, Holland. Mastering: Amsterdam Mastering. For further credits, see CD-booklet.