Tijs is a completely self-taught musician. He is always on tour. When he is in Europe he lives in his van. Outside of Europe he spends his days with a backpack and a guitar moving from hostel to hostel.
In 2013 Tijs became 2nd in the national guitar competition "De beste gitarist van Nederland". In the same year he also won the provincial Culture Price. After winning that he stopped his career in athletics (Meanwhile gigging, Tijs used to compete as a professional athlete winning 3 national titles on track&field and cross country
He tries to breathe new life into Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Blues, Pop and Bossanova.
Besides his solo concerts, Tijs plays regularly with his brother Kobus Groen / bass player and blues artist Mama Paula