lundi 11 mars 2013

Like aunt, like niece: Mister and Mississippi

Ria Thielsch is known by Luv's fans as the one who replaced Patty Brard in the summer of 1980. She reached fame with the release of the single "My Number One" and the album "Forever Yours". Six months after her recruitment, Luv' disbanded (see Chapter V of the trio's biography). Then she continued her career in the fashion industry. 

Luv' anno 1980: José Hoebee, Marga Scheide and Ria Thielsch

A recent picture of Ria

Now Ria can be proud of her niece, Maxime Barlag who is the female singer of the pop-folk band "Mister and Mississippi". In addition to Maxime, the group is composed of three other members: Samgar Lemuël Jacobs (vocals/percussion), Tom Broshuis (guitar/keyboard) and Danny van Tiggele (guitar and vocals). The quartet was formed at the "Herman Brood Academy" last year. 

Mister and Mississippi (including Maxime Barlag)

Northern Sky

In September 2012, they signed a record deal with V2 Records Benelux. In early December, their first single "Northern Sky" came out and rapidly got radio airplay. On January 28th 2013, the eponymous debut album "Mister and Mississippi" was released. It received widespread acclaim from music critics and it was even named "album of the week"  by the influential 3FM radio station. On February 2nd it entered the Dutch Single Top 100 at #6 and the Alternative Top 30 at #1. Five weeks later, this opus is still on the charts (#61 on the Top 100 and #15 on the Alternative Top 30). Mister and Mississippi promoted their music in the media. 

Mister and Mississippi with 3FM DJ Giel Beelen

Mathijs van Nieuwkerk presenting "Mister and Mississippi" on DWDD

Live performance on "De Wereld Draait Door"

They even played live on the high-rated VARA/Nederland 3's talk show "De Wereld Draait Door". Since  February 5th, the band has been on tour. Their first gig took place at the "Ancienne Belgique" in Brussels, Belgium. Their concert at the "Paradiso" in Amsterdam, NL was sold out as well as other performances (Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Breda..). Click here to be informed about the remaining tour dates. Last but not least: "Mister and Mississippi" have been nominated for the 3FM Serious Talent Award with four other acts (Kensington, The New Shining, Douwe Bob and Jacco Gardner). The result will be announced during Paaspop (an Easter music festival in Schijndel) on March 30th.

To buy a copy of "Mister and Mississippi" album, click here
To download the album on iTunes, click here

Mister and Mississippi
Label: V2 Records Benelux
Date of release: January 28th 2013


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