Time Bandits

Time Bandits
Release date
01 January 1970
Time Bandits
01 January 1970 |

This Dutch band had national and international success after Alides scored his first hit in 1980, with the solo single “Hollywood Seven”. In 1981 the Time Bandits scored a big dance hit with “Live it Up”, which even ended up in the number 1 spot of the American Dance Charts.

Characteristic of the Time Bandits is the professional sound of funk, disco, soul and rock and the unmistakable voice and guitar sound of Alides Hidding. In 1983, the song “I’m Specialized In You” came in second in the Dutch top 40. It was a monster hit with more than 90,000 copies sold in the Netherlands and 450,000 in France. Also the following single “Listen To The Man With The Golden Voice” also made it to the top 10.

In October 1983 the single “I’m Only Shooting Love” gets the top 10 while the band also continued to break through internationally. The single did well in France, Portugal, America and Australia. The Time Bandits went on tour to Australia and New Zealand, because there too their songs hit the top of the charts.

In October 1985 the single “Dancing On A String” becomes another hit. That was followed up in 1986 with “I Will not Steal Away” written by Alides Hidding and Dan Hartman. In the course of this year the band regularly tours other European countries, including France and Portugal.

Alides Hidding is touring with the newly reformed Time Bandits. Apart from that he is currently working as a songwriter for Dutch and Belgian artists, including Romeo, Ruth Jacott, Dana Winner, Helmut Lotti, Barbara Dex and many others.