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

Sun 21 Jan
Waterhole Sundays
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20:00-22:00 Mick & Chris - Acoustic Pop

Acoustic Pop

Mick & Chris

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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Mon 22 Jan
Monday Indie Night
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20:00-21:00 Dana Louise (USA) - Americana, Folk

Americana, Folk

Dana Louise (USA)

A few years ago, Dana Louise, a painter, saw a sun-soaked image of a lava pool surrounded by wild hydrangeas on a mysterious mid-Atlantic island. She knew that she had to find a way to get there. The self-styled artist’s residency she planned to last for seven weeks on Flores transformed into a seven month exploration of guitar and songwriting. Dana trained herself on cover tunes but quickly found that she needed to write her own songs. After returning to the states, she moved into an Ozark cabin on Keith Grimwood’s property and committed to a full time musical career. In a very short time, she has developed a complex lyrical style that’s emotionally potent and threaded through with visual imagery. Her vocals are at once forceful and softly genuine.

Together with her full band “The Glorious Birds”, Dana travels the United States and the world to spread they music.

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21:15-22:00 Aspen Gems - Indie-rock

Indie-rock

Aspen Gems

De Zwolse band Aspen Gems dompelt je onder in catchy en gloedvolle rock. De muziek schuurt langs de schaduwzijde van jaren tachtig wave, maar met een eigentijds en fris geluid. Invloeden uit Editors, White Lies of Boxer Rebellion sijpelen door in hun intense sound. De aanstekelijke nummers, gedreven door puntige gitaarlijnen, synthesizer en pompende bas en drum, brengen de heren live in een "mooie en energieke show" (VPRO3voor12).

Aspen Gems speelt de afgelopen jaren succesvolle shows, op festivals en podia door het hele land. De band is uitgeroeid tot een sterke live-act. Ze speelden dit jaar onder andere op het Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel en brachten hun 2e EP Silent Closure uit. Long Way Down is daarvan hun 1e single. Een vorige single Voices, gemastered door Michiel Cornelisse (Kyteman, Dazzled Kid) kreeg veel airplay onder andere op Rob Stenders KX Radio.

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22:30-23:15 Reino - Pop, Rock

Pop, Rock

Reino

"Playing music as if it were the first and last time." That is the motto of Reino. In september the Haarlem band released their first single "Carousel" with a rousing video clip. Reino makes a raw combination between poprock, punk and electronica. Songs full of echoing guitars, punky drums, 5-string bass lines and sickly sweet synthesizers. Expected is a show to both dreamy in a corner to listen as to completly get wild.

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23:30-01:30 The Steady Itch - Alt. Rock

Alt. Rock

The Steady Itch

Imagine a boxing ring.

The Black Keys smack Bowie on his good eye, Bowie squeezes Lennon in his nuts, John Jagger gives a headbutt, which Otis licks all over his sweaty face ... and for him The Black Keys go down on their knees. How that sounds? That's The Steady Itch.

The songs are originals, the inspiration is evident. Rhythm and melody stow, support and snub.
The Steady Itch are:
Mido Hamed: lead vocals, guitar & blues harp
Casper Galagan: drums & choirs
Stefan de Prie: bass & choirs

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Tue 23 Jan
Waterhole Jam met 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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Wed 24 Jan
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!

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Thu 25 Jan
Thursday 80's&now
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20:00-23:00 To be announced

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23:30-02:30 Sven Davis Liveband - Funk, Pop, Soul

Funk, Pop, Soul

Sven Davis Liveband

Customized is a professional allround coverband with the hits of the past and the present. From the Bee Gees to Armin van Buuren, from Marco Borsato to Bløf and poprock till guilty pleasures ánd today's hits. With Customized, there is something for everyone!

The band exists in the base from 5 professional musicians. Singer Sven Davis, drummer Benjamin Torbijn, bassist Marijn Wigman, guitarist Ivo Meijer and their new keyboardist Sophie Anglionin. Put on your easy shoes and dance clothes, because standing still is going to be the real challenge.

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Fri 26 Jan
Friday Night Rock Night
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20:00-22:00 Township Rebellion - Rock

Rock

Township Rebellion

Township Rebellion is an energetic rock cover band that will go full throttle every show. Since 2015 the band is active again in the Dutch venues, bringing their enthusiasm to the public in bars, parties and festivals.

The 4-piece band consists of experienced musicians with a recognizable and sometimes surprising repertoire. The show consists of the authentic old timers by Queen, ZZ Top and AC/DC as well as the contemporary rock covers of Muse, Anouk and the Editors. Whether it is in the small pub on the corner of the street or a huge festival, Township Rebellion makes it into one large rock feast!

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22:30-03:30 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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