Joakim Tinderholt

Joakim Tinderholt

Joakim Tinderholt - Vocals/Guitar
Haakon Hoeye - Guitar/Vocals
Bill Troiani - Bass/Vocals
Kjell M. Lauritzen - Piano
Alexander Pettersen - Drums
Home: Oslo/Norway
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: Rhythm and Blues
Booking: bighrec(at)

Bands in Town

Joakim Tinderholt & his band was formed in Oslo, January '05 by members from the well renowned Muddy Waters Blues Clubs houseband, in addition to Tinderholt himself. Since then the band has done numerous, sucessfull gigs at clubs and festivals all over Norway. Some of the highlights include Notodden Blues Festival, Dark Season Blues Festival, Color Blues Festival and tours of Poland and Russia.

Despite his tender age, powerhouse RnB and Blues singer and guitarist Joakim Tinderholt is already an experienced entertainer, and a force to be reckoned with for years to come. He has been fortunate enough to perform with artists such as Rick Holmstrom, Mitch Kashmar, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos and The Mannish Boys among others.

Bill Troiani (bass) and Alexander Pettersen (drums) add just the right groove and swing to the band. Having played together for countless hours, as a backing band for both domestic and international artists. They are by many considered to be one of the finest RnB rhythm sections in Scandinavia.


East Side Slim, Rhythm Highways
"This cat is the real deal. If you dig Sean Costello, Nick Curran, JD McPherson and old soul earthy blues, then check out Joakim Tinderholt & his band."

Blues Blast Magazin
"Joakim Tinderholt and His Band are already big in Norway; bet on this being a breakout record on the American scene!"

Roots Music Report
"Oslo-based singer/guitarist Tinderholt generates precisely the sort of good-time voltage that keeps vintage blues and r&b sounds relevant in the here-and-now. With a throwback vocal delivery that can carry the whole show on its shoulders, Tinderholt cruises through a set of tasty old-school gems."