- FREE mobile Phone APP !!
All recordings are Home recorded demo's!! All right Reserved!
NEW SONG"Got My Mind Made Up " + NEW MUSIC VIDEO are released NOW
check new video here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Ep1VU516g
Check out our FREE mobile app for Android! Just search "toodifferent" (written together, no space) in google play or App Market and DOWNLOAD FREE !!!
Started out by 2 best friends, Eric Pinas and Michael van der Vaart, from Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.They started performing together on schools and discotheks and festivals around Spijkenisse and Rotterdam, with their own material as a Rap/hardcore Hiphop act. back in 1984.: With only one passion : To blow the roof of every place and give a good show.
The reason they were called TOO DIFFERENT was that they had totally different influences,
Mike is a die hard KISS fan, and was influenced by bands such as KISS ,van Halen,Survivor ect
Eric is influenced by R&B, soul,swingbeat music such as R Kelly.
But with rap music they rocked together.
In 1990 they recorded a single with the dutch funkband Blue feather, together with female singer Monique Belling.This project went under the name of : Perfect BPM and Blue feather and a single was released by Corduroy records, title track : Say that you love me, One more night.
And a second single with title track: Pump it.
This was Mike's and Eric's first time experience as young recording artists, and they liked the learning experience, although they were not making the hardcore music they wanted to do.
In 1995 they signed a recordcontract for a single in a
Eurohouse rap style called Don’t want it, Don't need it
(this time with female singer Xiomara Burnett)
In 1996 they signed a recordcontract for a single in a
EuroHouse rap style called Destiny.
(This time with female singer Jessy-K)
Their stage act was always dynamic with dancers, female singers, and pyrotechnics!! (Mike’s KISS influence)
In 2000 they both sperated for a while, as Eric has build his own Kick/Thai boxing school.(TeamPinas) Which now has a succesfull and steady name.
Mike finally started his Rockband named Voltage 380, but lasted for only one year.
In 2002 Eric and Mike got back together and went on with TOO DIFFERENT, and continued on as a Rock / Rap band.
from 2004 till 2010 Mike's 2 children were born, ofcourse a big impact, so Mike spend more time with his family, and sold his live equipment
and started to build his own homerecording adventure.
Now they have everything under their control, writing and recording.And nothing to lose.
The love and passion for performing and blow the roof of every place, is what keeps them going ! (And allways was in the first place.)
In 2011 they decided to go on as Independant artistst..With Rock music they found their home.
Okt.2011 the first 5 Promo-demo releases went online, and the planning for live shows are in the making.