Jett Rebel

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Jett Rebel
Jett Rebel
Born Jelte Steven Tuinstra
(1991-01-24) January 24, 1991 (age 25)
The Hague, Netherlands [1]
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands[1]
  • Recording artist
  • producer
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • multi-instrumentalist
Years active 2012–present
Home town Baarn, Netherlands [1]
Musical career

Jelte Steven Tuinstra (born January 24, 1991), known by his stage name as Jett Rebel, is a Dutch singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. He is the recipient of various 3FM awards, including the 3FM Serious Talent Award 2014.

Jett Rebel has released 2 EPs. The first, Venus, was released in May 2013 on Sony Music. Music videos were made for the songs "Do You Love Me at All" and "Louise", these were also released as singles in May and October 2013 respectively.[1] The second EP, Mars, was released in January 2014. Only one song, "Tonight", has been made into a single.[1] There's also a music video for this song. In April 2014 a song called "On Top of the World" was released as a bonus song on the soundtrack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.[2] On May 9, 2014, Jett Rebel released his first studio album Venus & Mars. It consists of his two EPs (Venus and Mars), and the songs "On Top of the World" and "#".[3]

A second studio album Hits for Kids was released on October 31, 2014. The album consists of 14 songs, of which one, "Pineapple Morning", was released as a single with a music video. Lyric videos have been made for all 14 songs of the album. The album is sold on CD, LP and digital download formats.[4]

"Don't Die On Me Now" album was released 26 August 2016 on Jett Rebel's own label Baby Tiger Records. The album consists of 13 songs, of which "Lucky Boy" was released as a single. This album is the second of a total of three albums that Jett Rebel will release in 2016, after "Truck" which was released in January 2016.

Jett Rebel also makes covers on existing songs,[5] some of them are uploaded to the 3FM YouTube channel.


Jett Rebel grew up in Baarn.[1] From early on he has shown an extraordinary interest in music. Before he turned ten, he was able to play drums, piano and guitar.[1] While he was attending the Baarnsch Lyceum, a secondary school, he stood out by winning the 'Grandi Art', a school competition for music, as a pop musician for consecutive years. During that period he performed with a series of bands that gained local fame, including Bitter Lemon, Fubroz, The Zoo and Metro Mortale.[1]

After his secondary school he moved to Amsterdam to study piano and guitar at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In that period he has played in pop groups, including The Souldiers and Valerius.[1] In September 2012, Jelte Tuinstra decided to make his own music under the name of Jett Rebel.[1] In spring 2013 his first EP was released entitled Venus, at the end of the same year the next EP, Mars, was released. The three singles that were released from these EPs were enthusiastically received and played by 3FM and other radio stations. He performed live in the television programs Toppop3, De Wereld Draait Door and Serious Request, in the supporting program of the B-52's and was proclaimed by radio station Radio 3FM as 3FM Serious Talent. At the start of 2014, his single Tonight became at the same radio station the 3FM Megahit. He also wrote a bonus track for the movie the Amazing Spider-Man 2.[2]

Studio recordings and live performances[edit]

Jett Rebel writes his own music and also takes care of arrangements, production and recordings, whereby he provides the vocals and plays the instruments. When he performs live he is accompanied by a band composed of Rick van Wort (drums), Xander Vrienten (bass guitar and vocals), Amber Gomaa (keyboard and vocals), Jessica Manuputty (vocals) and Lorijn "Lexxus" von piekartz (guitar).[1] Jett Rebel himself sings and plays the piano and guitar. He also performs solo, as he did at the Songbird Festival 2013 in Rotterdam. In March 2014 Jett Rebel received three nominations for the 3FM Awards and an Edison Award in the category 'Best newcomer'.[6] In April 2014 he actually won the 3FM Serious Talent Award 2014.[7] He received the prize from 3FM DJ Domien Verschuuren during a special broadcasting with all the nominated Serious Talents. He also won the 3FM award for being the best newcomer.[7]






  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jett Rebel biografie" [Jett Rebel biography]. (in Dutch). Jett Rebel. Archived from the original on July 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Jett Rebel schrijft soundtrack nieuwe Spider-Man-film" [Jett Rebel writes soundtrack new Spider-Man movie] (in Dutch). 3FM. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Jett Rebel on Facebook" (in Dutch). Facebook. 2014-05-09. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Hits For Kids-Lp+Cd-". b.v. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jett Rebel - Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake cover live @ Giel, 3FM)" (in Dutch). YouTube. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Winnaars Edison Pop bekend" [Winners Edison Pop known] (in Dutch). 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  7. ^ a b "3FM awards" (in Dutch). 3FM. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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