Twin & Tonic Now
Twin and Tonic is fronted by twin sisters Karen and Louise Holland, with instrumentation by Yan des Astres.
After performing covers with the band for a few years the three were keen to try working on more original music.
Karen and Yan had worked together in bands Molotova and Ninotchka. Yannick was excited to write for the twins and he soon had a handful of ideas and the 3 started working together to produce the tracks you can here on our first EP Mata Hari. Click here to listen to Mata Hari.
Twin & Tonic History
Twin & Tonic were conceived in January 2008 during preparations for Karen and Louise’s Burlesque themed birthday. With Karen’s musical history and their collective passion for all things vintage, they decided to form a band themselves to play songs from the 1920s to the 1950s. Our line up consisted of Jonny Crabb on piano, Max Holloway on sax, Marcus Simpson on bass, Sam Bull on guitar and Yan on drums.
We performed at a wide variety of private and public events such as the London Burlesque Festival, The Blitz Party, The White Blackbird’s Pyjama Party, The Gypsy Hotel, Rock a Hula; and at venues including The Scala, Claridges Hotel, Proud Galleries, Bourne & Hollingsworth and Coco de Mer to name but a few. By 2011 Karen was busy starting a family and the rest of the band went off to work on their own projects.
You can view our past website with info, recordings and videos here.
Band Members’ other projects
www.theheylas.com – Louise also sings in Doo Wop trio The Hey Las
www.yandesastres.com – Yan’s past and present musical adventures