Album debut for brothers
Tinlin, made-up of brothers Rolf Tinlin, 35, and Alex Tinlin, 37, will launch their new album titled Strangely Blue at a special event at The Elgiva in St Mary’s Way, Chesham, tonight at 8pm, where they will perform material from the album.
This studio album has been produced by Tom Toomey – the guitarist from ‘60s band The Zombies – with whom Tinlin were touring as support act two years ago, following a three year stint on the road supporting Paul Carrack, of Mike and the Mechanics fame.
The album has been a year in the making, while brothers Alex and Rolf Tinlin begged, borrowed and stole pockets of time and a fair amount of money to fund the making of this piece of work, and they are very happy with the fruits of their labour.
The album features a mixture of new tracks, older tracks, and collaborations with other writers, including Tom Toomey himself, who also plays some ‘haunting’ lead guitar on the album.
Rolf, who is an electrician by day, said: “This is our first properly recorded studio album. It’s been great fun making it and we’re really happy with the results and we hope people will enjoy the fruits of our labour. The album should be ready on Thursday by the skin of our teeth.”
The brothers have put on a show at The Elgiva for the last four years. Last year, they did a gig in aid of Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, where they adopted their white staffie Doris from.
Doris is the band’s mascot and appears in pride of place on the front cover of the album.
Rolf added: “There may or may not be an ode to her in a musical sense, somewhere hidden – not so discreetly – on the album.”
Also on the bill for tonight’s gig is talented singer-songwriter Harry Phillips, who will be playing the opening set and also joining Tinlin as a guest on stage. There will be entertainment in the theatre foyer courtesy of the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players
Hector’s House, a Berkhamsted-based charity that supports sufferers of depression, will also have a stall at the event.
Rolf added: “We really want to help raise awareness of them and the essential service they provide.” Tickets cost £10. To book call 01494 582 900 or visit www.elgiva. com.
Rolf and Alex Tinlin