After fronting the band Seven Handle Circus for several years, being featured on Conan, People, Paste & GuitarWorld, climbing the Americana Radio Charts, and supporting bands Mumford and Sons, Better than Ezra, and Zack Brown Band, Shawn Spencer ventures into alternative rock, with his new project.
"7HC was a beautiful thing that just kind of happened... we were a bunch of guys who started jamming and ended up with what was quickly becoming a very successful touring career. But in the end it was more than some had bargained for and they wanted to settle down. Me... I'm just not prepared to settle".
The first move was hitting the studio and making a record with producer Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying-Yang Twins, Infamous Stringdusters).
With Spencer's knack for big choruses with powerful lyrics and Hume's history of hard-hitting mixes, the album, entitled Empty Seas, comes out edgy but with that sing-ability that pop music craves.
District 7 was formed in 2011 as a pop-punk band, steadily growing into one of the most upcoming young bands in Luxembourg. The band played countless shows, among which the Food For Your Senses Festival (LU) in 2014, Zikametz Festival (Fr) in 2015, the sold-out support slot for Simple Plan at Den Atelier in 2015 and the gig at Eurosonic Noorderslag in 2018 were the important turning points of its career. After the release of their first EP “Brave New World”, District 7 won major prices at Rockhal’s Screaming Fields competition (Best Live Performance – 2013, Best Composition – 2014, Best Song – 2016, Rocklab Coup de Coeur – 2016). In 2017, the band released their second EP “The Place We Used To Call Home” (produced in Portugal by Vasco Ramos) and represented Luxembourg in the Greater Region’s “Multipistes” program.
While the band was mainly focussed on playing pop-punk for the first four years, 2016 marked an important step in the musical evolution of the group. In February 2016, the band went to London to record 2 singles with producer Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Clean Bandit, Daughter. In that very same year, the band produced its second EP with Vasco Ramos, further refining the sound and attitude of the band. The work with internationally acclaimed professionals changed the mood and style of District 7, drifting away from the punk genre and embracing a more pop-oriented alternative sound with punk roots. The general mood of the songs became more mature and detached from hindering elements. What remains are driving guitars, exploding drums, an electrifying, fast-paced live-performance and a trio that is ready to take their sound to the stages of Europe and beyond.
We are Folk Music Band named “Jolly's" . We play traditional Irish music.
Guitar, fiddle, bodhran, contrabass, whistle, vocal.
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!
20.00 Inside Electron
22.00 Static Moment
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.
De Klittenband makes with its matchless show every evening into an unforgettable experience. With a professionally combined mix of escalations, De Klittenband takes you on a journey that will take you weeks to recover from.
De Klittenband is no ordinary ' cover band '. De Klittenband is a show completely focused on escalating the party with songs from all genres dance/pop/rock/dutch/electronic and much more alternating rapidly. An energetic performance on which you can not remain silent, makes for a fantastic evening.
De Klittenband was a finalist in The Clash of the Cover Bands 2018 in Paradiso. "With the greatest of ease the band gets a crowd moving and with a subtle build up of their set, the occurrence derailed in a beautiful climax."-Jury report
This Amsterdamse Pop/Rock-coverband has been a well respected band on the Waterhole stage for years. You haven't seen them yet? Here's a new chance!
The Green Monkeys consists of 4 enthusiastic musicians who give a unique sound to every song. The interaction with each other and the public makes for an unforgettable show. They play music with great passion and the energy on-stage will splash off!
The Green Monkeys have a wide repertoire from RHCP to The Black Crowes and Volbeat till Queen. Their individual skills are strong, with groovy drum- and bass lines, strong guitar playing and powerful vocals know The Green Monkeys will grab the audience by the throat from the beginning till the end of the show.
On 8 July 2017 the band underlined their qualities by performing in the final of 'The Clash of the Coverbands' that take place in Paradiso Amsterdam.
The Green Monkeys is a band with only one mission: Blow off the roof!