Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 49,1017 PW Amsterdam

THE WATERHOLE IS A LIVE MUSIC BAR IN THE CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM WITH A VARYING LINE-UP OF ALL POPULAR MUSIC GENRES

Oh, and you can also eat at tap&dine upstairs

Thu 19 Jul
Thursday 80's - 00's
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20:00-23:00 Ago & the Soundmachine

Ago & the Soundmachine

23:30-02:30 Jaxswing - Dance, Funk, Pop

Dance, Funk, Pop

Jaxswing

Remember the early nineties? Do you? Well these guys certainly do. Jaxswing brings back all that funky dance from before we started calling it R&B. On keys and talkbox: Geronimo Latumeten, your host for the evening.

Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, Morris Day & The Time... The kind of music all you thirty-something’s out there grew up with. The line-up consists of lead singer Arman Kanun, Azim Inami on guitar, Giorgio Sitanala on bass, Patrick Wiebers on drums and founder Geronimo Latumeten on keys, talkbox, claps, 808's and what not. This wild bunch of enthusiastic artists are set to revitalize the genre. Prepare to be transported back to 1990 with Jaxswing!

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Fri 20 Jul
Friday Night Rock Night
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20:00-23:00 Sundaze - Funky Pop, Rock

Funky Pop, Rock

Sundaze

This funk-rockband from Amsterdam draw inspiration from bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Maroon 5, The Foo Fighters and The Beatles.

All this inspiration has resulted in the creation of a brand new EP. Ümit Kiliç (vocals / guitar), Tom Ruys (bass) and Rutger Genser (drums) are going places. Their music mixes tight funky rhythms with catchy pop and rock melodies, and old blues, soul, reggae and jazz vibes to make it an eclectic musical melting pot accessible for a very broad audience.

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23:30-03:30 Altitude - Pop, Rock

Pop, Rock

Altitude

Still a young man, but the talented Brazilian singer, songwriter and composer Andrew Laureth began his professional carreer in music no less than twelve years ago.

He built this carreer quite meticulously. In 2003, his adventure started, with his first band Sixth Command. The next step would be A(L)titude, a Brazilian group that not only toured extensively through Brazil, but crossed the ocean to Europe. After two studio albums, and a very hectic tour schedule, which saw the band play Portugese, British, Italian and Dutch stages, it was time to stand on his own two feet. His solo debut So Much More came out in 2011. In 2014, he worked with American producer Michael Binder, which resulted in the release of his sophomore record Windows Of The Soul. During the accompanying tour, Laureth can not only draw from two albums of original material, but he’s put some great Brazilian classics in his repertoire as well. Andrew Laureth is making big moves towards becoming a big name. You can see this rising star now at The Waterhole!

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Sat 21 Jul
Waterhole Tribute-night
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20:00-21:30 Waste - 90's Rock

90's Rock

Waste

Nineties stadium rock that you’ll rarely hear this good. The Amsterdam coverband Waste takes audiences back to the haydays of Guns N’ Roses, Radiohead and Metallica.

But you’ll find much more on the huge repertoire of this four-piece. U2, The White Stripes, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Lenny Kravitz can also frequently be found on the setlist. The band was founded by a group of friends, who organised a weekly jam session in the rehearsal space of Rock Supplies in Amsterdam. Nowadays, singer / guitarist Ramon van Loon, lead guitarist Onno Postma, bass player Peter van der Linden and drummer Charles Doornbos play regularly in the greater Amsterdam area. The formation reached national success when they reached the final of the renowed Clash of the Coverbands competition.

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22:00-00:15 I found the Cure - The Cure-tribute

The Cure-tribute

I found the Cure

I Found The Cure is a The Cure tribute band, founded in the town of Doetinchem, in 2014. This five-piece honors the legendary group with their authentic sound and audible love and respect for the unique oeuvre.

With woldwide hits like A Forest, Lullaby, Close To Me en Boys Don’t Cry and many other great songs, The Cure left their mark on the new wave scene of the eighties. Jannick Philipsen, Daan Ebbers, Joost Ebbers, Bart Lucius and Cas Miltenburg manage to capture the essence of their illustrious idols in an energetic live performance. With just the right new wave synths, exploded hairdo’s, and excentric make-up, I Found The Cure gives audiences the ultimate Cure experience. The band manages to convey the unique sounds and vibes of The Cure quite impressively. It results in an extraordinary, interactive chemistry between band and audience, you’re not likely to forget soon. 

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00:45-03:30 Waste - 90's Rock

90's Rock

Waste

Nineties stadium rock that you’ll rarely hear this good. The Amsterdam coverband Waste takes audiences back to the haydays of Guns N’ Roses, Radiohead and Metallica.

But you’ll find much more on the huge repertoire of this four-piece. U2, The White Stripes, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Lenny Kravitz can also frequently be found on the setlist. The band was founded by a group of friends, who organised a weekly jam session in the rehearsal space of Rock Supplies in Amsterdam. Nowadays, singer / guitarist Ramon van Loon, lead guitarist Onno Postma, bass player Peter van der Linden and drummer Charles Doornbos play regularly in the greater Amsterdam area. The formation reached national success when they reached the final of the renowed Clash of the Coverbands competition.

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Sun 22 Jul
Waterhole Sundays
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20:00-22:00 Soothing Strings - Soulful Acoustics

Soulful Acoustics

Soothing Strings

Nothing beats a sexy, sunny tune in the heart of Summer. Soothing Strings has exactly what you’re craving: warm, soulful songs, that take you to tropical places.

Singer Lisa Rietveld and guitarist Erik van Schoonhoven have a chronic case of Summer-itis. The duo has made a name for itself in the Zaandam area with their successful Funky Summer Vibes. The two musicians know what you want. Chillax and enjoy the acoustic sounds of your favourite Summer hits, or even get your dance on. Celebrate the Summer with Soothing Strings!

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22:30-02:30 H.Roes - Rock

Rock

H.Roes

These Dutch Super Heroes are here to save the night and rock your world! They take their mission as Guardian Angels of Rock 'n' Roll very seriously and are ready to take you with them on their wild Rodeo Ride through rock history. Dear fellow heroes & hero-ines, please get ready for a night of dancing and singing along with your old time favorite songs!

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Mon 23 Jul
Monday Indie Nights
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20:00-21:00 Ziggy McNeill (Aus) - Acoustic Pop

Acoustic Pop

Ziggy McNeill (Aus)

Originating from Sydney Australia, Ziggy is a singer, songwriter & most prominently a fingerstyle guitarist. Inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela and guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, endorsed by Cole Clark, Ziggy has left an impression and forged a musical style & path in his own right.

Taking up playing guitar at age 12 he joined Sydney based punk metal band C.O.F.F.I.N. After 6 years with the band Ziggy's musical direction shifted after meeting Tommy Emmanuel and he began focusing on fingerstyle guitar and his solo career.

In 2015, Ziggy released his first solo EP It's About Time, and won a number of Sydney talent competitions including The Hills Got Talent and Busking by the Beach. In 2016 he won Busking by the Burbs and released his first solo LP Timeless, where he collaborated with fellow Australian singer Ella Freestone on the tracks Du und Ich and Here We Are.

In the lead up to his album release Ziggy based himself in Germany and underwent his European Busker By Trade Tour performing in the UK, Holland, Italy, Germany and took to the stage for Down Under Fest, Isarinselfest and Tollwood in Munich, Germany.

In 2017, Ziggy went on his These Brezn Are Making Me Thirsty Tour, playing festivals in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy.

In 2018, Ziggy is working on his next EP and will be touring Europe from May.

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21:15-22:00 Lovers & Lions - Americana, Country

Americana, Country

Lovers & Lions

Lovers & Lions is a three-piece country-americana band from the east of The Netherlands. Their sound can be best described as a mix of The Staves, Lady Antebellum and Crosby, Stills & Nash, which mesmerizes their listeners with their right-in-your-face, three-part harmonies. After writing their first song ‘Bring Me Home’ one thing was clear: harmonies and a feeling of belonging brings the band members together. After playing together for just four months, the trio played a support show for Jake Etheridge & Matthew Crosby (recording artists, The Common Linnets), who praised their performance as “fantastic” and called their harmonies “on point”.

In March of 2018, Lovers & Lions released their first single with ASCAP and Dove award-winning songwriter/producer Henk Pool.

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22:30-23:30 That dog was a band now (Can) - Alt. Folk

Alt. Folk

That dog was a band now (Can)

That Dog Was A Band Now have been playing with each other since 2013, despite the fact that they are sometimes separated by thousands of miles of distance. Their unique sound-- which is defined by an active accordion, bad-ass banjo, and honest vocals-- has helped them gain a loyal international fanbase. That Dog Was A Band Now has played 4-hour sets in rough & rural American bars, rocked outdoor weddings for big fans in beautiful California Redwood Forests, been given hour-long featured sets on several public radio stations and mainstage slots at major cultural festivals, and popped up as buskers on all sorts of city streets around Canada, Europe, and the USA.
After a brief hiatus, the band spent the Spring of 2016 reunited in California. That June, they hit the road with their debut (self-titled) EP in hand; recorded in Eureka, California with Timmy Gray of Myrtletown Records. They proceeded to tour the USA and Canada from coast to coast, and then back to the first coast, until late September.
Their 2017 tours were sweet, playing in Sweden, Denmark, Amsterdam, Western Canada, and Germany, and recording their first full-length album, which will be released by Santa Rosa Records.

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23:45-01:30 Drop Legs (Aus) - Reggae, Surfpop

Reggae, Surfpop

Drop Legs (Aus)

Byron Bay band Drop Legs have attracted a solid following with their energetic live performances and fusion of Heavy reggae and surf Hip Hop. The band’s accelerating career has seen them recently play Falls festival, Coloundra music festival amongst others. The Droppies have been raising roofs ruthlessly in 2017 in preparation for the release of their highly anticipated debut album in March.
"Drop Legs are (or are damn sure about to be) everyone's favourite coastal chill/hip hop/reggae sensation. They're smooth, clever and funky, and you need them in your playlist." (Erica Mallett, Triple J)

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Tue 24 Jul
Waterhole Jam with Rene Kipuw
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20:30-01:30 Waterhole Jam with Rene Kipuw - All genres

All genres

Waterhole Jam with Rene Kipuw

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!

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