Mai Tai (named after a tropical cocktail drink) is a Dutch female music trio from Amsterdam, Netherlands that consisted of Jettie Wells, Carolien de Windt and Mildred Douglas.
They formed in 1983 by Dutch record producers Eric van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma. Even though the trio were popular in their homeland, they managed to have moderate success in the United States during the 80s.
Jetty released a few solo singles in 1989 and 1990 under the name "Oscare." Mildred released a solo album entitled "Face One" in 1990.
In 1993, Jetty and Carolien reunited Mai Tai with new member Lisa Noya. Over the next few years, they released moderately successful euro-house music singles, but broke up again in 1996.
In 2001, Mai Tai occasionally reformed for various performances (sometimes with Mildred). In 2004, they participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with new member Marjorie Lammerts. As a result of that, the trio recorded and released several singles in Dutch and English.
The single "Bijna" missed the Dutch Top 40 chart and after that, Mai Tai split up for the third time. Marjorie went on to have some success as a solo artist under the name "BYentl."
In 2010, Jettie re-recorded and released a remix of "Body and Soul" and enlisted two new members, Maureen Pengel and Edna Proctor.
They later released a new version of the Pointer Sisters' song "Automatic" and began touring in 2011.
To see the music video for "Female Intuition," go to:
To see the music video for "Turn Your Love Around," go to:
To see a video of Mai Tai performing "Body and Soul" on Top of the Pops, go to:
To see the music video for "History," go to:
To see a fan-made music video for "Am I Losing You Forever," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "What Goes On," go to:
[updated on 05/31/13]