Music for the mind and body. You don’t hear that every day. Hailing from Amsterdam but with Chilean blood running through their veins, TenTemPiés make you think and dance at the same time. Crafting their own unique blend of rock, ska, reggae and rumba, they are known to turn every show into a true People’s Festival.
TenTemPiés has earned their live reputation mile for mile, touring around Europe, Chili and even China. Written by Maurino Alarcón and his band, their characteristic music is inspired by political issues and social injustice worldwide, adding a deeper layer to their festive performances; delivering a powerful message while evoking a smile at the same time.
Since the release of debut album ‘Canto Para Gritar’ in 2011, TenTemPiés has been on the road almost non-stop. After performing at the main Dutch clubs and festivals such as Paaspop, Down The Rabbit Hole, Zwarte Cross and Concert at Sea, 2014 welcomed the band with the release of their well-received second album ‘Rebelucionario’, produced by Dutch reggae icon Pieter Both (BEEF!). The singles ‘Quiero Saltar’, ‘Dame Tu Mano’ and ‘Enciende La Luz’ received much airplay on national radio and television, as well as across the ocean.
Fast-forward to 2017: their selfproduced album ‘A Mi Propio Paso’ (translation: at my own pace) is born. This album was partly recorded in Argentina by none less than Mario Breuer, responsible for the sound on a long list of legendary records in South-American rock history such as ‘Vasos Vacios’ (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs). Having become part of the TenTemPiés family, Pieter Both is featured on the album as well as Belle Doron, singer of the popular duo CUT_, who sings on the album’s succesful first single ‘Yo Te Quiero’.
“It turned out to be a very personal record”, according to frontman and singer Maurino. “We have made a quest into ourselves, discovering our true identity. ‘A Mi Propio Paso’ tells about the path we have chosen in life, in music, in love. From the moments of despair to moments of euphoria.. This work comes directly from the heart and is the result of a 10-year long journey.”
In 2019, TenTemPiés decided to stop as a band, ending their journey with a final farewell concert in a packed main hall of the iconic Paradiso in Amsterdam. The band members continue to make music with their own individual projects.