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Remember when you last went completely crazy over a band? When you could sing along to every single song until you lost your voice? Isn’t it great when every track on the repertoire is one you know and love?

#trendingtopic is back! this 70’s to 2000’s pop and rock coverband will keep you entertained for hours! You may have seen them before at the Waterhole, but now they’re back with a new singer, Lonneke (and it is not her first time @ the waterhole either!). Expect everything from Kelly Clarkson to Blondie, and from Queens of the Stone Age to Foo Fighters!

100% katoen
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100% katoen (100% cotton) is a cover band that plays RRRock with a capitol R.

100% katoen acts since 2001 and already has strewn a lot of RRRockclassics and fun on it’s audiences of many pubs, festivals and parties.
The 5-piece band consists of experienced and enthusiastic musicians. The joint love for 70’s till 90’s rock has led to an infectious repertoire. Apparent, 100% commitment, unexpectedly and, wink, and firmly like cotton.
These ingredients provide a performance that every rock-fan will love!

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10Electric
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10Electric thought of what other bands have seemed to have forgotten: songs everyone forgot to play. Songs of which you thaught: Why doesn’t anyone play them anymore?!

The band has an almost unhealthy appetite for hard-hitting rock ‘n roll. AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Danzig, Peter Pan Speed Rock and Kiss, it’s just a small grasp of what they have in store. No gimmicks or other ornaments, just five dudes from Leiden. Raw, stomp-footin’, swingin’ and as original as playing other people’s songs can be!

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2big4words
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They’ve been widely known in the Southwest of Holland. Time to conquer the big city! Their excellent versions of the best out of decades of pop history is the basis of 2 Big 4 Words’ show. The seven members of the group have been burning down the house for years and years.

Lead singer Jan Klapwijk is the leader, founder and driving force of the band. Without him there’s no 2 Big 4 Words and without 2 Big 4 Words no party! Working with acts like Robbie Valentine’s band Line and Jack In The Box made him the artist and true entertainer he is today. For what seems like ages, he’s been giving people around the country unforgettable nights of party-pleasure. With his fellow lead vocalist Gertruud ‘Tuut’ Scholte, he forms a dynamic duo not easily matched. While they’re the heart of the band, the rest of the group is not to be underestimated. This eclectic collective of musicians schooled in jazz, rock and pop carry the same party-gene, and join the festivities with crazy costumes, great singalongs and silly dance moves.

Every essential ingredient for a party of epic proportions are right here!

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2hot2funk
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2Hot2Funk is a collaboration of four local session-musicians, who played together in countless projects in the Amsterdam area and far beyond. With this one, they keep the funklevel high, with plenty of room for classics.

Frontman Gregorio ‘Gregosaurus-Rex’ Rangel is the bass player of the notorious Amsterdam band Mosquito, Venezuelan metal band Laberinto and many other groups. In this 2hot2funk-formation he takes up the role of frontman, singing the lead vocals. Santanico-frontman Marco Toro’s one of the finest drummers you’ll find in Amsterdam. He and Gregorio take care of the rhythm section, Marcos Gomez completes the group on keys and vocals, and the leadguitar will be played by the one and only Pablo Minolli, de ex-guitarplayer in Laberinto, Ali B and Brainpower (amongst others). An eclectic allstar-collective with a great arsenal of material: classic rock, reggae and soul are all laced with some fat funk.

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A night with Farida & friends
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This singer from Amsterdam is a true diva. On every stage, she shines in the spotlights. And tonight, that stage is The Waterhole, where she performs a soulful show, full of funky and poppy tunes with some of her many musical partners.

But Farida Merville has earned her stripes long ago. Her career in music is a real adventure. At the end of the eighties, she made her debut and many different projects would follow. She worked with a seamingly endless list of great artists, like the late Thé Lau, Samantha Fox, Quazar and many other quintessential nineties acts. As a solo artist, she released a number of records. Her comeback-album Question Mark came out in 2010, on Chique Records. Tonight, she’ll once again be centre stage!

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Aaron Todd & Band
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Aaron Todd & band, with special guest: Eva Scharmga

You may not know this legend by name, but you most definitely have heard or maybe even seen him!
As a live- and recording artist this personal friend of Prince accompanied many many artists, with impressive names: Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Billy Cobham, Glenn Tillbrook, Meshell N'dege O'cello, Squeeze, Chuckii Booker, Dwele and many others.

Tonight, Aaron will be accompanied by Joep Berkenbosch on guitar, Jan van Olffen on bass and Geert Sluijter on drums

Check out footage from Aaron's show last week in 'De Vorstin' here: https://www.facebook.com/aarontodd?lst=100000433682962%3A536272187%3A1490020238

Full bio:
Aaron Todd, also known as (Aaron Tee, Aaron T., born Aaron Todd Hatch, is an American musician, published author, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and music producer. He is also a respected interviewer on the subjects of art music and politics, and has produced well received artist to artist interviews for radio and television. He is affiliated with SAG/AFTRA and has been a principal actor in award winning commercials such as Coca-Cola’s “World Dance,”

Born in Queens NY, he is the son of 70’s jet-set evangelist, the late Robert E. Hatch.
He began his career in the church singing, playing organ, piano and drums, travelling with his father across country. He began recording professionally after his family moved to Columbus Ohio, when discovered at 15 by former Motown Producer and recording artist .Bobby Taylor. He recorded one album for Bee Tee Records, and also was the lead vocalist for the Taylor produced group Free.

After graduating, and losing both parents, and an older brother, Aaron Todd moved to Los Angeles California where he would work with Barry White’s Unlimited Gold Records. He was a keyboardist and vocalist on several projects including Barry White’s guitarist Emmit North, and Barry White’s godson, Chuckii Booker, who would later produce Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson, Vanessa Williams and many others). It was Chuckii Booker that would introduce Todd to Barry White, and ask him to join his “New World” Project. Between 1990 and 2005, He was mentored in production and songwriting by producers Dale Kimberlin, of Kimberlin Productions, and Chris Powell. He would later co-write with mentors, Grammy Award winning arranger and producer Jerry Peters, (Earth Wind and Fire, Friends of Distinction, Whitney Houston, Kirk Whalum,) Atlantic Records Producer and arranger David Crawford, (Vesta Williams, Confunction, Mighty Clouds of Joy, B.B. King, Candy Stanton) and Keg Johnson,..The Sylvers, Slave, Steve Arrington ). He caught the eye of Chaka Khan during her Studio 54 Sessions in Passadena CA and played piano on original recordings, with Chaka on drums. His voice would also catch the ear of Dionne Warwick during her “We Are the World,” style project for abused children, “Let Them Know We Care,” Aaron Todd was to be a featured vocalist alongside Martika, Rashaan Patterson, and Melba Moore. Aaron Todd continued to write music, while he attended the University of California Irvine to study English/and Comaprative Literature.

In early 2000, through 2009, Aaron Todd began performing original material on college campuses and toured California. He later formed a supporting band of well known studio, and touring musicians called Aaron Todd and The Movement, and began opening for artists such as Meshell N’dege O’cello, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, Billy Cobham, Neo Soul recording Artist Dwele, Glenn Tillbrook and Squeeze. In addition has participated in a number of youth music awareness programs in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Guret France.

In 2010 Aaron Todd began producing Soul on Sunset, and T’s Independent Soul, two independent interview programs, one recorded for radio, and the other in a variety of live audience settings. Interviews included conversations with Rosie Gaines, Geraldo Rivera, Leon Sylvers, Cornel West, the late Chalmers Johnson, Kristina Borjessen, Robert Townsend and others. Some of these programs became an award-winning part of the Sprouts network and aired on NPR and Pacifica stations nationally, and on the web world-wide.

In 2014, Aaron Todd became a Casio Music artist
and he is currently joining fellow Casio artist RoShon Fagan to conduct a series of workshops for The Guitar Center. (Check the calendar for dates). He is also working on music production with Rika Muranaka AAA writer and producer for the gaming industry, and Tony Haynes II renowned soul and pop writer/producer and author. Aaron Todd will be performing at a variety of live venues, including NAMM and South by Southwest 2017, and also In 2017, he is expected to release his self-produced CD titled “Days of Grace,” and his book "The Tao of Music (Reflections On Living a Musical Life"
He will be on tour in Europe in March 2017.

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Abel Calzetta & friends
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Adam Tobit
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This 27 year old musician hails from Essex, but calls Amsterdam his home. He’s worked on many projects over the years starting from the age of twelve onwards.

Adam Tobit is capable of playing a wide range of styles. His repertoire matches his versatility perfectly. Songs from the fifties to present day are on his rich setlist. As you’d expect from a true prodigy, he’s been singing from the tender age of twelve and playing the guitar professionally from the age of sixteen. And if all that wasn’t enough, he’s also a percussion player, who learned to play drums at a young age. This modern day Renaissance man with many faces!

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Alice in Wonderbra
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An energetic rock-coverband with experienced musicians. A huge repertoire of guitarsongs with a rough edge. The band’s mission is to transfer the spark into the audience by performing Britpop and American rock by The Doors, Foo Fighters, Oasis and many others. The bands loves small, hot pubs, but also big stages and above all: having fun woth the audience.