T - S P O O N

Biography


The beginning...
T-spoon is the story of two adventurous young men who went for it and would not take no for an answer.

A part of T-Spoon They were "Taking To The Limit" and they had "No Time To Waste". These two music enthusiastics were named
Shamrock and Prince Peration. They met in Holland in the early 90's, Shamrock born as Shalamon Baskin in San Diego, Califonia, had at that stage a short career in the U.S. Army behind him which brought him to the American base in Holland.

Shamrock had completed his apprenticesship with "Hi TEK 3" with whom he recorded an album named "The Easiest Way" early in 1990 under the direction of Jo Bogaert (Technotronic).

The Dutch born Prince Peration had also been busy for years composing music. He never thought of taking it seriously as a career...Until he met Shamrock, who had a powerful idea on tape, a demo of the chart proved song "No Time To Waste".

The two came together with production team Serge Ramaekers and Dominic Sas remixed this first single to be released in Germany, unfortunately the record company in question went broke before the planned release. In the meantime the Ramaekers/Sas production team formed a company (Say No More..!Productions) which was held high esteem thanks to their version of Freddy Mercury's "Living On My Own", a huge hit all over Europe.

1993-1996
Together they attacked the project a fresh and with new zeal. This time they landed a Top 10 hit.
They released their first album "Joy, Life and Pain" European-wide in the spring of 1995.

T-Spoon has performed and recorded with many different singers-variety being the spice of life, the boys like to experiment with different flavours within the unit. What's next is always a surprise although unmistakabely T-Spoon.

Shamrock's stage presence is sensational and the songs are dynamite - a tough act to follow! Very early in the piece, the duo had been reflecting over their progress. Shamrock said while stirring a cup of tea "I'd rather have a gold record than a gold tea spoon any day". "That's it" exclaimed Prince Peration, "That's the name", and so the name T-Spoon was born and the gold record is probably not far away!

During 1994 the group completed it's apprenticeship delivering three top ten hits to the people of the Benelux on stage and through media channels. The whisper born in Holland and spoken through musical avenues everywhere grown to a roar as the T-Spoon team snowballed from one success to the next.

Lead vocals was performed by Jean Shy from Chicago, a legend in her own right with roots firmly fastened in the soil of Gospel, Soul and Rock. Backing vocals was done by Blonde who added a delightful and soulful texture to the track.

Last but not least came Shamrock delivering a superb rap in which he sums up the hopes, frustrations and desires expressed by Janis, in his own charismatic fashion. Anyone between the ages of 5 and 80 can relate to the symptoms
of "Mercedes Difficiency Syndrome" and smile about it when they are voiced by Shamrock.

After releasing a remix album of "Joy, Life & Pain" one female vocalist joined the group. Linda Estelle has a great voice and even live she's fantastic! She made her debut on T-Spoon's fifth single "See the light", which originally didn't contain her voice, but was added on the single-release. Linda can be heard on every song of the album "Lexicon of Melody", which includes the pre-released dance smashes "A Part Of My Life", "Rockstar", "Someone Loves You Honey" and "Smiling". The album is a very versatile dance-album, including all kinds of dance styles including Happy Hardcore, Euro, Club and even R&B tracks!

1997
In June 1997 the single "Sex on the Beach" was released.

In the beginning of October 1997 a single called "Message Of Love (One Look At You)", was released in Holland.
That single was taken from the album "The Hit Collection".

In the end of 1997 a single called "Merry Christmas" was released. All the profits was given to the
Terre Des Hommes foundation. This foundation fights against childslavery in the world.

1998
In April 1998 the single is "Tom's Party" was released and it's a combination of Suzanne Vega's
"Tom's Diner", 10CC's "Dreadlock Holiday".

Shamrock left T-Spoon in 1998 because he wanted to explore other parts of the music world. Linda, Tevka and
Shamrock are still the best of friends so they didn't split up because of a disagreement. The act now consists of
American vocalist/rapper Greg Dillard and Dutch vocalist Linda Estelle. They will be accompanied by several dancers
on their shows like Anatevka.

1999
A single called "Got 2 Get U Back/Delicious" was released in the Benelux on the March 22, 1999.

The album entitled "T-Spoon" was released in April, 1999.

The single "Sex On The Beach" was released domestically in the US and Canada the second half of June 1999.

The single "Summer Love" was released in June 1999.

On October 11, 1999 T-Spoon released a single called "I Want To Be Your Man".

2000-Present
In May 2000 the single "Delicious" was released, although the single was released in Belgium already in October 1999.
The single also contains T-spoon's contribution to the Euro 2000 event with the song "F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L.".

T-Spoon currently consists of only one member Linda. Greg has left the band. Or better said...he was put out of the band by the judge several months ago. So Greg is out of the picture after spending a little bit more than a year with
T-Spoon. Now it's just Linda Estelle who has been with T-Spoon since 1994/1995.

In August 2001 the single "Sexy Lady" was released.

In 2003 the single "No Time 2 Waste 2k3" was released. The single included a bonustrack entitled "Alive & Kicking!".

On June 17, 2004 the single "Sex On The Beach 2004" was released.

The Singles

Title: No Time 2 Waste
Released: December 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
No Time 2 Waste (7" Radio Version)
No Time 2 Waste (12" Version)
No Time 2 Waste (Sham Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (No Rap Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Take Me To The Limit
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Take Me 2 the Limit (Radio Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Smooth Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Ambient Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Happy Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Dark Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Radio Extended Clubmix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Smooth Extended Clubmix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Ambient Extended Clubmix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Happy Extended Clubmix)
3:40
3:40
3:51
3:31
3:52
4:38
5:08
5:20
4:44

Title: Where R U Now
Released: May 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Where R U Now (Radio Mix)
Where R U Now (Extended Radio Mix)
Where R U Now (Club Mix 12")
Where R U Now (Smooth Mix)
Where R U Now (Move The Mix
3:40
5:47
5:30
3:48
3.46

Title: No Time 2 Waste (The Remixes)
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
No Time 2 Waste (Trance Groove Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (Birch & Chris Remix)
No Time 2 Waste (Naked Eye Remix)
No Time 2 Waste (The Mixz Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (Tribal Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (Happy Mix)
4:36
5:33
4:31
5:19
4:34
3:22

Title: Mercedes Benz
Released: Januari 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Mercedes Benz (Radio Mix)
Mercedes Benz (SL 500 Mix)
Mercedes Benz (Live Mix)
Louise
n/a
n/a
n/a
3:48

Title: See The Light
Released: April 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
See the Light (Radio Mix)
See the Light (Deep Tunnel Mix)
See the Light (Club Mix)
See the Light (Light Mix 12")
See the Light (Extended Radio Mix)
3:33
4:26
4:59
4:51
5:03

Title: A Part of My Life
Released: October 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
A Part of My Life (Radio Mix)
A Part of My Life (Extended Radio Mix)
A Part of My Life (Red Monster 12" Mix)
A Part of My Life (Euro Rave 12" Mix)
A Part of My Life (See The Light "Deep Tunnel" Mix)
A Part of My Life (Red Monster 7" Mix)
A Part of My Life (Euro Rave 7" Mix)
3:39
4:49
4:37
5:16
4:28
3:35
3:16

Title: Rockstar
Released: April 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Rockstar (Radio Mix)
Rockstar (House Dub Mix)
Rockstar (Dark Mix)
Rockstar (Extended Radio Mix)
A Part of My Life (Green Monster Bonus Mix 12")
3:29
5:42
4:56
5:13
5:44

Title: Someone Loves You Honey
Released: June 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Someone Loves You Honey (Radio Mix)
Someone Loves You Honey (Extended Mix)
Hello Kitty
T-Spoon Megamix 3
3:25
5:14
5:12
4:45

Title: Keep On Smiling
Released: September 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Keep On Smiling (Radio Mix)
Keep On Smiling (Extended Radio Mix)
Keep On Smiling (Hurricane Mix)
Keep On Smiling (Before The Storm Mix)
3:25
5:08
4:44
5:20

Title: Fly Away
Released: February 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
 
Fly Away (Radio Mix)
Fly Away (Fantasy Club Mix)
Fly Away (Extended Radio Edit)
Fly Away (Don Corleone Mix)
+ CD-ROM Track
4:04
3:43
5:17
3:31
 

Title: Sex On The Beach
Released: June 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Sex On The Beach (Radio Mix)
Sex On The Beach (Original Mix)
Sex On The Beach (Summer Mix)
Sex On The Beach (Extended Original Mix)
3:42
3:52
4:11
5:47

Title: Message Of Love (One Look At You)
Released: October 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Message Of Love (Radio Mix)
Message Of Love (On The Beach Club Edit)
Message Of Love (Axel's Remix)
Message Of Love (Club Mix)
Message Of Love (Extended Radio Mix)
3:27
6:36
3:40
5:29
5:10

Title: Merry Christmas
Released: December 1, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Merry Christmas (Radio Version)
Merry Christmas (Extended Radio Version)
3:21
4:33


Title: Tom's Party
Released: April 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Tom's Party (Radio Edit)
Say No More
Tom's Party (Extended Radio)
Tom's Party (Club Mix)
3:50
3:29
4:45
5:01


Title: Sex on the Beach (Remixes) (12")
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Sex On The Beach (Lectroluv Vocal Mix)
Sex On The Beach (Lectrobeats)
Sex On The Beach (Lectrodub #1 [No Break])
Sex On The Beach (Lectrodub #2 [no Slow Down])
9:21
4:42
8:14
7:43

Title: Got 2 Get U Back / Delicious
Released: March 22, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Got 2 Get U Back (Radio Version)
Delicious
Got 2 Get U Back (Extended Version)
Got 2 Get U Back (Instrumental Version)
3:49
4:15
4:10
3:49

Title: Summer Love
Released: June, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Summer Love (Radio Edit)
Summer Love (Extended Version)
Summer Love (Mac Zimms Remix)
Delicious
3:50
4:10
6:41
4:15

Title: Summer Love (Remixes)
Released: Fall 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Summer Love (Radio Edit)
Summer Love (Geoff Roach Remix)
Delicious (G-Spott Remix)
Boom Boom! (8 Hands Remix)
3:50
6:00
6:26
6:27

Title: I Want To Be Your Man
Released: October 11, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
I Want To Be Your Man (Radio Edit)
I Want To Be Your Man (Club Reggae Version)
I Want To Be Your Man (Extended Version)
Summer Love (Geoff Roach Remix)
3:49
3:26
5:08
6:00

Title: Delicious
Released: May 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Delicious (Radio Version)
Delicious (Extended Version)
Delicious (Room 7-11 Mix)
Delicious (Room 7-11 Extended Mix)
Delicious (G-Spott Remix)
Delicious (Dance Patrol Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Delicious / F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L.
Released: May 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Delicious (Radio Edit)
F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L. (Radio Edit)
Delicious (Extended Version)
Delicious (Room 7-11 Mix)
Delicious (Room 7-11 Extended Mix)
Delicious (G-Spott Remix)
Delicious (Dance Patrol Mix)
3:42
3:00
4:15
3:18
5:07
6:25
3:27

Title: Sexy Lady
Released: August 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Sexy Lady (Radio Version)
Rivers of Babylon (Radio Version)
3:17
3:24



Title: No Time To Waste 2k3 [T-Spoon] (12", Promo)
Released: 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
No Time 2 Waste (Radio Extended Remix)
No Time 2 Waste (No Time Extended Remix)
5:52
5:51


Title: No Time To Waste 2k3 [Supreme Dream Team & T-Spoon]
Released: 2003
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
No Time To Waste (Radio Remix 2003)
No Time To Waste (No Time Radio Remix 2003)
Alive & Kicking (Radio Mix)
3:05
3:15
3:10

Title: Alive & Kicking [Supreme Dream Team] (12", Promo)
Released: 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Alive & Kicking (Supreme Dream Team Hart Mixz)
Alive & Kicking (Supreme Dream Team Klubb Mixz)
Alive & Kicking (Extended Vocal Radio Mix)
Alive & Kicking (Ibiza Dubb Mix)
7:13 4:50
5:46
4:15

Title: Sex On The Beach 2004
Released: June 17, 2004
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Sex On The Beach (Supreme DJ Team Radio Mix)
Sex On The Beach (Get Some Sex On The Beach)
Sex On The Beach (DJ Glenn B's Masterz of Bubbling Remix)
3:40
2:51
3:43

The Albums

Title: Joy, Life & Pain
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Where R U Now (Radio Mix)
Take Me 2 the Limit (Radio Mix)
See the Light
Fly Away
Mercedes Benz (Album version)
No Time 2 Waste (Radio Mix)
Where R U Now (Club Mix)
Lousie
Take Me 2 the Limit (Club Mix)
Open Up 2 U
Say No More
The Mega Mix (DJ Version)
3:40
3:40
5:03
4:35
3:55
3:50
3:49
4:09
5:20
3:20
3:29
8:06

Title: Joy, Life & Pain (Special Edition)
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
See The Light (Radio Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (Happy Mix)
Where R U Now (Move The Mix)
Take Me 2 The Limit (Smooth Mix)
Louise
Open Up 2 U
Say No More...!
Mercedes Benz (Magic Friends Live Mix)
Fly Away (Short Mix)
See The Light (Deep Tunnel Mix)
T-Spoon Megamix
3:33
3:22
3:46
3:46
4:09
3:20
3:29
3:27
3:50
4:26
7:30

Title: The Remix Album
Released: October 1996
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: Lexicon Of Melody
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Fly Away
A Part Of My Life
Rain In June
Someone Loves You Honey
Smiling
Higher Higher
Nine Years From Home
Down With Saskia
Hello Kitty!
Rockstar
It's About Time
Your Way
APOML [Red Monster Mix]
Smiling [Hurricane Radio Mix]
4:03
3:36
5:20
3:25
3:25
4:06
3:03
4:28
5:12
3:29
3:32
4:07
4:35
3:33

Title: The Hit Collection
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Track 15.
Track 16.
Track 17.
Sex On The Beach (Radio Mix)
Mercedes Benz (Radio Mix)
See The Light (Radio Mix)
No Time 2 Waste (Axel's Remix)
Your Way (Dorian's Remix)
Say No More (Original Mix)
Take Me 2 The Limit (Radio Mix)
Hello Kitty (Original Mix)
Where R U Now (Radio Mix)
A Part Of My Life (Radio Mix)
Smiling (Radio Mix)
Rain In June (Original Mix)
Fly Away (Fantasy Mix)
Rockstar (Radio Mix)
Someone Loves You Honey (Hot Summer Remix)
No Time 2 Waste (Radio Mix)
Message Of Love (7" Mix)
3:42
3:16
3:33
3:36
3:55
3:29
3:40
5:12
3:40
3:36
3:25
3:22
3:42
3:29
3:25
3:50
3:27

Title: T-Spoon
Released: April 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Got 2 Get U Back
Go!
Boom Boom!
Come And Get My Love
Delicious
In Loving Memory
I Want To Be Your Man
One In A Million
If I Could Turn Back Time
Summer Love
I'll Be Missing You
Heaven In My Hand
Make It Funky
3:42
4:52
3:53
4:49
3:42
5:15
5:07
3:52
4:57
3:50
3:36
4:13
4:25

Title: T-Spoon (Russian Edition)
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Boom Boom!
Got 2 Get U Back
In Loving Memory
Come And Get My Love
Delicious
I Want To Be Your Man
One In A Million
If I Could Turn Back Time
Summer Love
I'll Be Missing You
Heaven In My Hand
Make It Funky
3:53
4:14
5:15
4:49
4:15
5:07
3:52
4:57
4:11
3:37
4:13
4:27

I n f o r m a t i o n
Parts of the biography © Remixed Records 1995
Biography & Discography © Niklas Adolfsson 1996-2014

Thanks to CJ Pelupessy for providing some information.
Thanks to Arjan Zuidema for providing some tracklistings.
Thanks to Ferdi van Eeten for providing some tracklistings.
Thanks to Remco van der Galiën for providing some tracklistings.
Thanks to Fabio Coutinho for providing some tracklistings.
Thanks to Jurgen Joosten for providing some information and cd-covers.
Thanks to Nolimits for providing some information and cd-covers.
Thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" ZHabkin for providing some information and cd-covers.
Thanks to D-man'94 for providing some information and cd-covers.
Some tracklistings, information and pictures from CJ Pelupessy's T-Spoon page.

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