Michelle David & The True Tones (NL)
What started as a project to discover the birthplace of Soul and R&B resulted in four Gospel-flavored albums. It also garnished an Edison nomination (The Dutch Grammy). As time passed they emerged from being a project that explored the Gospel genre to being a legitimate band with their own style. Which has led them to cast this in stone with a new name, “Michelle David & The True-tones”.
Upon looking for the roots of their beloved musical genres (Rhythm & Blues, R&R Soul) founding members Onno Smit and Paul Willemsen discovered the Gospel music performed by the likes of The Soul Stirrers, The Zion Travelers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Shirley Ann Lee. Captivated by the pure energy of these songs, they decided to make their own version together with Michelle David (USA). In the past five years, the band successfully embraced various influences stretching from traditional Gospel to Afrofunk, Soul to Calypso, and Moroccan Gnawa.