The trio is formed by Tim de Haan (guitar), Gertwim Giesbert (guitar) and Stefan Schlenke (bass). Musical interplay, originality, virtuosity and versatility is what makes this ensemble unique within the current music culture. The relaxed and at times humorous presentation appears to be very successful to a wide audience.
The trio was founded in 2007 by Tim de Haan, Stefan Schlenke and Sebastian Funke during their studies at the Artez conservatorium in Enschede. They took on the challenge of distinguishing themselves from others and their quest led them to the gypsy swing style. This swing style is played with percussive acoustic guitar accompaniment and virtuoso acoustic guitar solos. The ensemble started as a study project, but after a number of successful concerts the three musicians decided to dedicate themselves exclusively to gypsy swing and to continue working as a trio. In 2010 Sebastian Funke left the trio and guitarist David Nagy took his place. David played for 3 years in the trio and left the trio after the summer of 2013. Shortly after guitarist Gertwim Giesbert joined the trio.
The repertoire of the Triple Trouble Trio is diverse and swinging. Next to well-known compositions by, for instance, Django Reinhardt and the Rosenberg Trio, the trio is also playing their own compositions. In these compositions you can hear that the trio extends the limits of the gypsy swing to another level. You can hear influences of South American music, blues and also Spanish music is effortlessly arranged into their own style. Because the trio even arranges pop music to their style, a concert of the Triple Trouble Trio guarantees to be a swinging experience in which the audience will hear a wide spectrum of styles.
The trio has a wide range of concert experience. Not only did they play on various small and large regular venues but they also played at very special locations (including The Noorderzon Festival in Groningen (Ned), a train concert for Project’11, a concert in a German prison and room-music festivals).
In January 2012 the trio released their first studio album called “Gypsy Dreams”. This album was very well received in the Netherlands, Germany and abroad. The release was followed by a series of concerts which were dedicated to the promotion of this CD. They released their second album called ‘Swing Syndicate’ during the season 2015.
Thanks to their diverse repertoire, a concert of the Triple Trouble Trio guarantees to be a swinging experience in which the audience will hear a wide spectrum of styles