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

28 May
Waterhole Sundays
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20:00-22:00 The Amy Experience - Amy Winehouse-tribute

Amy Winehouse-tribute

The Amy Experience

The new project of our beloved Marieke Meijer. The Amy Experience brings you a brand new Amy Winehouse-tribute!

22:30-02:30 Franklin Batta & Soulvival - Funk, Oldschool Soul

Funk, Oldschool Soul

Franklin Batta & Soulvival

Soul singer Franklin Batta has earned his stripes. He contributed his vocals to bands of both Hans and Candy Dulfer (Hollands most famous saxophone players). Now, he’s the driving force behind a brand new project under his own name.

The many different shades of soul are what this show is all about. As the lead singer of the band, Franklin is backed by guitarist Robby Alberga, keyboard player Francisco Morales, bassist Giorgio Sitanala, drummer Liber Torriente an saxophone player Franklin Breedveld. Together, they push boundaries, enhance details and bring nuance to the wonderous world of soul music.

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29 May
Monday Indie Nights
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20:00-20:45 Chicago Mike (USA) - Acoustic, Bluesrock

Acoustic, Bluesrock

Chicago Mike (USA)

In the USA, he’s been called Texas-Sized Mike; In Europe, they know him as Chicago Mike.

Mike Beck has been performing for more than fifteen years. Possessing a diverse repertoire of more than 500 songs, Mike has developed a loyal following on two continents. Whether performing solo, with his acoustic duo Big Eyed Beans From Venus, or with his full Electric Beans Rock & Soul Revue, audiences return again and again to enjoy his high-energy live performances!

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21:15-23:00 Kaurna Kronin (Aus) - Country, Pop

Country, Pop

Kaurna Kronin (Aus)

Multi award winning folkster Kaurna Cronin is heralded as one of Australia’s most entertaining young performers, an internationally acclaimed songwriter and an emotive and hilarious storyteller. Renowned for his relentless touring schedule and his ability to capture audiences for a thrilling musical and poetical journey.

Accompanied by his merry band of country, bluegrass and gypsy inspired folk rockers Tom Kneebone, Kiah Gossner and Kyrie Anderson, Cronin’s unique folk blend and multi award winning performances have cemented this young singer-songwriters position at the height of contemporary Australian folk music.
After being award Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Artist Of The Year’ 2015 along with a plethora of other accolades they have mustered 300+ performances internationally in the past years plus national major festival appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and National Folk Festival.
Kaurna and band have a just released their sophomore album ‘Southern Loss’.

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23:30-02:30 Born to be Live - Disco, Funk, Soul

Disco, Funk, Soul

Born to be Live

Put on your high-heeled sneakers, squeeze yourself into that tight glitter suit and travel back in time with this young disco cover band. The eight artists that make up Born To Be Live pay homage to the best disco records in history.

And of course, you can’t have a disco night without songs by Chic, Labelle and Gloria Gaynor. The three impeccably dressed and sweet voiced singers Eva, Amelia and Tania are backed by guitar duo Max and Mika, drummer Dirk, keyboard player Leendert and bass player Bram. This young formation are the living proof that disco is far, very far from dead. Just try and stand still!

30 May
Waterhole Jam with Gregorio
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20:30-01:30 Waterhole Jam with Gregorio - Funk, Pop, Rock

Funk, Pop, Rock

Waterhole Jam with Gregorio

31 May
Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night
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20:30-01:30 Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night - Pop, Rock

Pop, Rock

Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night

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!

1 Jun
Thursday FunkySoul
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20:00-23:00 Memphis Revival - Funk, Rn'B, Soul

Funk, Rn'B, Soul

Memphis Revival

Memphis Revival, an energetic Soul and Rn'B band from Zeeland knows how to entertain their audience!

The band was born out of a shared love for soul music. Meanwhile a beautiful friendship between the band members is clearly reflecting on their performances. The inspiration comes from the artists like Aretha Franklin, Booker t. Jones and Justin Timberlake, born in Memphis (United States). These artists are the start of a flood of soul music and the contemporary Rn'B. The songs by Memphis Revival are known but not obvious cover songs. Thereby they offer a surprising yet old familiar repertoire.

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23:30-02:30 Born to be Live - Disco, Funk, Soul

Disco, Funk, Soul

Born to be Live

Put on your high-heeled sneakers, squeeze yourself into that tight glitter suit and travel back in time with this young disco cover band. The eight artists that make up Born To Be Live pay homage to the best disco records in history.

And of course, you can’t have a disco night without songs by Chic, Labelle and Gloria Gaynor. The three impeccably dressed and sweet voiced singers Eva, Amelia and Tania are backed by guitar duo Max and Mika, drummer Dirk, keyboard player Leendert and bass player Bram. This young formation are the living proof that disco is far, very far from dead. Just try and stand still!

2 Jun
Friday Night Rock Night
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20:00-23:00 Rock-A-Oke - Live-band Karaoke. Grab the mic!

Live-band Karaoke. Grab the mic!

Rock-A-Oke

Tonight’s show features a true rockstar: you! Rock-A-Oke hold interactivity dear and take audience participation to a next level.

Since 2009, this unique concept has become a national success. Countless aspiring rockstars from every level have since had the opportunity to have a taste of the real deal. Do you have it in you to bring an audience to ecstasy? Or do you simply want to experience something truly unforgettable? Rock-A-Oke caters to all these needs. How does it work? Really simple. During the show, pick your favorite song from a extensive list of choices, subscribe and get ready for your five minutes of fame! Band leader Sander Hoek will manage this wonderful organized chaos, and guitar player Marcel Verkerk, bass player Lisa Jonker and drummer Remco Fransen do the rest.

Even for just a moment, walk in the shoes of Lenny Kravitz, Anouk, Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain or any of the many other rock gods on the setlist!

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23:30-03:30 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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