Many concerts followed, also support acts e.g. for Julian Sas Band
and Bintangs, but at this point The Trembling Highburys were not able to
break from the regional scene.
In October 2001 an EP was released containing 5 songs. The album was
called 'Only Night Time...', also produced by Schierbeek. Like
its predecessor again possitive critics in reviews and media followed.
Radioshows and more gigs resulted from this release as well as a
selection for N.P.I's Demontage Compilation cd.
Early 2002 the band finally started off doing concerts throughout the
Netherlands, both acoustic as full power electric.
More support acts followed, to name a few: Fred Eaglesmith, Flavium,
Cuby & the Blizzards and Julian Sas Band.
The third Trembling Highburys album is called 'The moon is mine'.
This album displays a more solid and complete sounding band. The
Trembling Highburys show with this album their professionalism in both
writing songs as well as in bringing subtleties more into focus
musically, as four acoustic songs are presented on the album embedded in
the bands' characteristic rocking sound.
The album was recorded, mixed and produced by Albert Schierbeek at Unit
13 Studios Haarlem and was released in March 2003.
Around 1997 Albert Schierbeek notices singer/guitarist Marco Nicola
play at a stage café, where Nicola regularly jams with fellow musicians.
Their meeting results in Nicola’s contribution to a Haarlem
compilation album called Lawaaizone 98, published by Henk Tijbosch.
One can speak in terms of a band as soon as Albert Schierbeek and
Franklin C. Misset in ’97 record two originals along with Nicola as The
Trembling Highburys. One of these tracks 'School’s out for me'
can be found on Six string love affair.
Schierbeek and Misset left soon after, leaving Nicola playing live in
several Highburys line-ups up until March ’99, when he manages to
establish a complete band.
In the meantime several recording sessions had taken place. E.g. during
radio performances and during sessions at the Jan-Paul van der Meij
Studio. Recordings from these sessions can be found on Lawaaizone 99.
In December 1999 and January 2000 the band started to record their
debut album at the Haarlem Recording Studio Unit 13. The album Six
string love affair got very well received by public and press,
receiving outstanding reviews.