Oh, and you can also eat at tap&dine upstairs
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De muffins have been replaced by ‘Love on the Rocks’, a band in wich the multi-instrumentalist calls in the help of his –just as talented- girlfriend Marleen Hoebe.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!
Baby, here i am! The man on the scene .... is Micha's favorite song to sing!
This singer love rocking, singing and dancing on the stage. How she became a musician? As a child her great hero was Michael Jackson, she spent great time imitating him: at home with the gramophone record on, irritating her brother in the process. Of course, with a knee in the air and standing at the points of her shoes. Therefore Micha also always wanted pointed, suede black shoes.
Adviced by friends, Micha went looking for a band at age 25. With the first band she rehearsed every week and played at parties and weddings. Now she plays with fantastic musicians and Micha's permanent guitarist and good friend Bart who is actually in every band she ever performed with. Micha: "that's nice if you put together such a musical history. Going wild on stage is actually my favorite night out because I hear great music all night where I can dance to and we always make people always. Fantastic! "
Micha's musical taste is wide and the band likes to renew repertoire and try new things. So nowadays Micha is not afraid to do songs like 'give it away' or 'no diggity', with the rap of queen Pen. But a beautiful ballad by Amy winehouse or George Michael is still amazing too ... This way allows the band to offer a varying menu, party is guaranteed!
Show #2263 played by the Ramones. This was supposed to be the last show ever. Now: OneTwoThreeFour lets you re-live this night, concert and band!
OneTwoThreeFour (est. 2017) brings you the last show ever played by the Ramones from top to bottom. 32 songs, just over an hour pure Punk Rock mayhem. Where other Ramones tribute bands mostly try to look like the originals, and play the most well-known songs, OneTwoThreeFour focuses on the music and sound, and plays the last show in its entirety, sometimes even including guest musicians!
The idea to play the Ramones came to the band's founding member Stein van den Akker (bass, vocals) a few years back, but never really got on the road. Early 2017, the band made an effort to get this show going and started rehearsing. Initially the band had 3 members, Julien van Haasteren (vocals) and Ludo Schlechtriem (drums) and Stein, and halfway through 2017, they got support from Guitarist Marc van Eijkhout.
Being too young to have attended the last show themselves, they took the liberty to form this band. All of the band members are lifelong fans of the Ramones and feel like this is the ultimate tribute to be paid to these brilliant musicians.
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.
This is Cold Turkey! A young enthusiastic band consisting of Suzan de Reus, Thijmen Leegwater, Thomas van Walstijn and Boris Piscaer.
On stage, Cold Turkey is very exuberant and the band knows how to make any performance a success with solid riffs, ripping solos and overwhelming vocals.
In april 2016, Cold Turkey won The Clash of the Cover bands Awards and has played at venues like the Melkweg and Paradiso! With these experiences, Cold Turkey is growing every month!
Overinflated is a Dutch coverband with it’s own pop/ska/punk style. The bandmembers, experiencerd from previous projects, do now what they do best: taking the greatest songs from back then, and add the special dancefloor-inspiring Overinflated-sauce.
Also more recent hits will take a dive in the extreme euphoric Overinflated-dip, A screaming organ and perfect hvocal harmonies complete the night.
Krack is an Amsterdam based coverband, which consists of Ivar Jepma (vocals), Elmar Krack (guitar and vocals), Jan Rube (guitar), Tim van Drunen (bass) and Silvan Boer (drums).
They play rock and up-tempo indiepop. Krack was founded in 2000. Before that time, Silvan and Ivar were part of the same college band, and played a lot of show in and around Amsterdam. When the group split up in 2004, they kept in touch, which resulted in a comeback in 2005. Krack is now not only a band, but a group of friends as well.
Dean and the Moonboys is gonna make Rock 'n' Roll great again. The band is known for it's splendid harmonies and phenomonal song choice. Pieces by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers provide a celebration of recognition and songs of relatively unknown artists prove their Rock'n'Roll-value over and over again. After all, they just Chuck 'm by the Berry! Come to meet Dean and the Moonboys and put Rock 'n' Roll first!
Ramrod is a band that wants to mix the taste of Blues and Soul music with the power of Classic Rock.
The fusion of classic rock and blues, with a taste of soul and a hint of psychedelic rock and prog it’s the secret of Ramrod’s sound! An energic sound that totally explodes on stage! An intriguing atmosphere created by the sound of guitar and hammond playing together enhanced by the power of bass and drums, the strong personality and the mighty voice of the frontwoman. You can find all of this in their songs and in their album "First Fall".
Ramrod perform their music in their country and around Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom, spreading energy and collecting satisfactions and the enthusiasm everywhere they go! They communicate with music, their songs and their story reached different radios both in Italy and in foreign countries, even overseas in Canada and USA.
This project brought them on stages of international festivals and in the best live clubs for rock blues music.
“Doozer McDooze wears his heart on his sleeve, places his tongue in his cheek and opens his emotions to the listener. Doozer’s Essex origins mean comparisons with Billy Bragg are inevitable. Thrumming his guitar with a rhythmic energy that demonstrates little concern for the guitar’s safety and total commitment to the music; Doozer McDooze reveals the fragility at the heart of his world view. There is an impressible energy on Not Going Back To That: direct, open and in your face.” - RnR Magazine
Doozer McDooze is a full-time international touring musician best known for his prolific work ethic and enjoyable festival presence, since embarking on his solo acoustic career he has played at over 100 festivals. His performances include festivals such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Farmer Phil’s, Boomtown, Tolpuddle, Watchet, Rebellion Festival and many others. His music can be best described as “Foot Stomping Acoustic Folk Punk” . His latest album "Not Going Back To That" which was given 5/5 in R2 Rock N Reel magazine is available to listen to online for free.
Banjo, guitars and catchy choruses that make you wanna sing-a-long! The Young River is a Netherlands based Pop/Rock band with influences of Country and Pop-punk. Meet Nick Jongejan (leadsinger and guitarist), Timmy Steenstra Toussaint (bass and backing vocals) and Gijs de Waal (drums and backings vocals) who met each other at the Rockacademy. Their background stories are very different but they have one thing in common; Country music.
With their happy and uplifting music, they know how to set the mood and turn a smile on everyone’s faces. With a combination of electric- and acoustic guitars, vocal harmonies, banjo and mandolin they bring the well-known Nashville sound to wherever they go.
Influences for the band are artists like: Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and All Time Low
HERS is personal, dynamic and straight from the heart. On first sight is it recognisable pop, but their work is divers and the music is disctinct by the unique soulfull and sometimes electronical sound.
How this group of 4 pulls it off? Come and discover for yourself!