Al­bum de­but for broth­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ARTS -

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

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