Ten Sharp – pop-rock duo from the Netherlands
Ten Sharp was formed in the Netherlands in 1982. Initially, the band’s name was Streets. The founders used to work with other groups, Prizoner and Pin-up. Their favorite genre was symphonic rock.
Musicians gave their first concert on March 3, 1982, at the Hutspop festival. The initial lineup included Marcel Kapteijn. Niels Hermes, Martin Boers, Tom Groen, and Joop van de Berg. Today, the remaining members of the band are Kapteijn and Hermes.
In the fall of 1982, the group got an offer to record three songs for Vara’s Popkrant. It gave the group’s popularity the much-needed push. In April 1983, they gave a live performance at KRO Rocktempel. However, no matter how hard Ten Sharp tried, recording labels didn’t seem to be interested in working with them. In the summer, some of the musical instruments owned by the band were stolen. Musicians took the opportunity to renew their arsenal and bought two high-quality synthesizers. It reflected on the quality of their music.