Drawing influence from blues, jazz and soul 23 year old singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Callum Gardner has been paving his way as an independent artist over the last three years. Having performed over 100 shows in the capital, Callum has his own sound. Backed by a fabulous rhythm section and intricate arrangements his growling vocals, perceptive lyrics and grooving guitar lines will take your breath away.'
“Great fans here at Success Express, Callum is not just a talented and original songwriter with interesting jazzy chords and thoughtful lyrical content but he stands out above so many solo artists in being a truly accomplished musician.” - Lorraine Solomons, Success Express Music
Blair Jollands is a compelling singer-songwriter with a 'country and eastern' sound. His compositions are cinematic in scope and call to mind aspects of Nick Cave's songwriting, Bowie's sound and Beck at his heartbroken best. As well as an ear for lush instrumentation, Jollands brings his award-winning sound design skills to his music, incorporating found sounds and samples into his productions. He has previously collaborated with Boy George and The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael, and released albums under his alter ego El Hula. Now, Jollands is preparing to release his most sincere and spellbinding album to date '7 Blood' with releasing a new song every month.
The popular music from the years 60/70 are the focal point of this band. With candid songs that make you think of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Jackson Browne, they show you why this music stands the test of time.
After four years of performing live on stage, Trenchcoat decided to build their own recording studio. Stepping into the world of recording-techniques the band embarked on a journey to produce and record their own album.
The luxury of owning a recording studio enabled the band to freely experiment with a variety of old microphones, recording equipment and instruments. New songs were written and existing arrangements were re-examined. While recording, the sound of Trenchcoat evolved into a more mature, darker package.
Eventually there were enough songs recorded to put out an album. The band asked Jan Schenk (Voicst, Blues Brother Castro, The Moi Non Plus) to mix the new album. For mastering they turned to Alan Ward (Black Sabbath).
Good friend Rogier Wieland (previously responsible for the international critically acclaimed stop-motion music video “Whatcha Got”) was asked to do the artwork of the album. With the help of Ane Bang he delivered an album for which the artwork was unprecedented in terms of creativity and originality.
Oh, and you can also eat at tap&dine upstairs
Rene Kipuw is the driving force of professional party-band 'Jamento' (www.jamento.nl). Together with the best sessionmusicians of our country he turns any party into one you are not likely to forget soon.
Tonight René will be hosting our open jam, so here is your chance to share the stage!
Jesse Koch is no stranger to Amsterdam’s music scene. His first Waterhole-shows are many years back, back when his father had to come along as he was legally not allowed to enter a bar yet, given his age. In the years that followed he built himself a name with coverproject ‘Jesse en de Muffins’, amongst other bands.
By now, Jesse graduated his guitar-studies at the Herman Brood Academie in Utrecht, and currently he is continuing his development even further at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
De muffins have been replaced by ‘Love on the Rocks’, a band in wich the multi-instrumentalist calls in the help of his –just as talented- girlfriend Marleen Hoebe.
Besides these rockcovershows, Jesse is actively working on orginals with ‘The Silverfaces’ and ‘Hound’ (amongst others).
On Jesse’s Rock n’ Roll Jam Night, everybode is more than welcome to sing or play their instrument. They jam in a free style, or guided by covers by timeless classics like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Prince, Santana and many more.
The alternating line-ups of the house-band are always built out of talented musicians from the Amsterdam music scene, and fellow students at the conservatory also know how to find their way to The Waterhole. Come an join, or enjoy the night with high-quality, but spontaneous music!
2MF Cover band is a much requested wedding– and party band. For over 15 years they have been performing with a lot of fun throughout the country. 2MF consists of 7 enthusiastic musicians, including a male ánd female lead singer, and a saxophonist. Their goal is to make every party splashing and unforgettable, taking care of everything. The band plays everything from modern hits to the real classics! In addition to the standard instruments, 2mf also uses electronic dance beats, a varied and blast everything to party too!
Rayn Bechoe is a soul man in the truest sense. His unique, though instantly recognizable soul is founded on his smooth vocals. He toured through The Netherlands, and he also brought his music to Italy, Switzerland and Japan.
And it was all thanks to his well-recieved debut record A Creation From The Soul. The album was followed in 2014, by the EP Smile, for which he worked with top producers like Rekesh Dukaloo en Eastar. On the EP, he experimented with different styles, like dancehall, funk and reggae. In 2016, his second full-length record will be released. With Back II Business, Rayn will explore everything soul has to offer, from ballads to dancefloor bangers. His band is made up of the best musicians a true soul singer can wish for.
So, imagine going to see the RHCP at Wembley Stadium and you can stand first row. Nice, right? Now imagine that instead of Wembley Stadium, they are playing in your local pub. Now it doesn't really matter if you stand first row, since you can perfectly see them from everywhere, but if you DO stand first row, you can let their sweat hit you right in the face! Nice, right?
So, imagine going to see the RHCP at Wembley Stadium and you can stand first row. Nice, right? Now imagine that instead of Wembley Stadium, they are playing in your local pub. Now it doesn’t really matter if you stand first row, since you can perfectly see them from everywhere, but if you DO stand first row, you can let their sweat hit you right in the face! Nice, right?
Now imagine that instead of the RHCP, the Dynamic Gentlemen are playing! Wooooooowww! Mind blown!
This is exactly what the Dynamic Gentlemen have been doing in and around Amsterdam for years. Playing a mix of old and modern rock, pop and funk songs to make sure you overdrink and overshout. See you soon!
Wherever they perform, The Containers receive compliments about the surprising and varied repertoire, containing songs of Muse, Paolo Nutini, John Mayer, Foo Fighters and many others. Although the songs are recognizable to the general public, the band avoids the average clichés.
Four experienced and passionate musicians, able to turn things upside down wherever they play and never leave without encores.
The story of Heights Meditation is the story of a group of serious musicians with ambition. A group of friends with a passion. The sum of diversity, spontanuity and professionalism, which was awarded, by winning the Benelux Reggae Contest in 2015!
To say these musicians bring out the best in eachother is an understatement. This productive collaboration resulted in the release of the record The System, with a solid mix of mellow and up-tempo tracks. Their shows in pubs, venues and festival like Zwarte Cross, Reggae Geel (Belgium), Rastaplas, Kwaku Festival (Amsterdam), Reuring aan Zee (Katwijk, South-Holland), TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht), Woodstock (Bloemendaal), Patronaat (Haarlem) and many others, were a huge success without exception. It should come as no surprise then, that the name of Heights Meditation is growing ever bigger. The band has become somewhat of a householde name in the local reggae scene.
Gold Water is an energetic band from Volendam (NL) of which all six musicians have a fondness for the classic pop- and rock hits. They are distinguished by their musical talent and the vocal harmonies whereby they do not hesitate to occasionally even change roles and instruments. On the setlist will be songs The Rolling Stones and Robbie Williams, but also rock by Pearl Jam, AC/DC and Top 2000 classics by, for example, The Eagles, John Mayer and Led Zeppelin.
Gold Water plays on many small and large events and festivals in the area but also far beyond. After writing a number of songs and the release of an EP the band got more and more recognition. They were invited to play in the Radio 3FM studio, won the semifinal in The Clash of The Cover bands and perform in 2015 on the nationally-known Dutch Valley in Spaarnwoude.
A small music café, large festival, private party or other event ... The quality and the energy of Gold Water will guarantee the roof is blown of each location.