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A(l)titude
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Still a young man, but the talented Brazilian singer, songwriter and composer Andrew Laureth began his professional carreer in music no less than twelve years ago.

He built this carreer quite meticulously. In 2003, his adventure started, with his first band Sixth Command. The next step would be A(L)titude, a Brazilian group that not only toured extensively through Brazil, but crossed the ocean to Europe. After two studio albums, and a very hectic tour schedule, which saw the band play Portugese, British, Italian and Dutch stages, it was time to stand on his own two feet. His solo debut So Much More came out in 2011. In 2014, he worked with American producer Michael Binder, which resulted in the release of his sophomore record Windows Of The Soul. During the accompanying tour, Laureth can not only draw from two albums of original material, but he’s put some great Brazilian classics in his repertoire as well. Andrew Laureth is making big moves towards becoming a big name. You can see this rising star now at The Waterhole!

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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.

Allen Wrench & the Nuts
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Allen Wrench & the Nuts is a trio that brings you a unpolished mix of swinging blues, surprising classics, honest rock and handcrafted original songs, straight from the heart. 

The shows are based around enthousiasm, experience and pure love for playing live. They’re not in the least intersted in what would be ‘suitable’ or even ‘hip’. They simply play authentic, crafty tunes, showing an honest love for music in general. Dominik P. Sprenger (guitar and vocals), Ed ten Hoedt (bass and vocals) and Mozes Wolff (drums and vocals) combine blues, jazz and timeless classics in a fantastic way.

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Alsof je een koffer bent
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Alsof Je Een Koffer Bent is a suitcase filled with pop history. It’s like traveling from the deep South of the US to rainy England. 

The suitcase sold his soul to the devil on the Crossroads and danced in his Baggy Trousers in the Purple Rain. This four-piece loves to take their bag of tricks to any town. Rest assured, it’ll be a night packed with singalongs. Joris IJland (keys / vocals), Daan Krakers (guitar / vocals), Jeroen Groot (drums / vocals) and Cas Kaptein (bass) guarantee a funfilled night. They can play for hours and hours, and then pack up again. 

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Alvarez Kings (USA)
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Warner Brothers / Sire Records recording artist Alvarez Kings are an alternative, indie, pop band from South Yorkshire, UK getting ready to release their debut LP into the world.

Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic. The quartet—brothers Simon [vocals, guitar] and Paul Thompson [bass, keys, backup vocals], Sean Parkin [guitar], and Richard Walker [drums, samples, pads]—has quietly built up an international buzz since their 2012 formation.

BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support slots on tours with Melanie Martinez, PVRIS, and Echosmith. Their 2015 EP, Fear To Feel, expanded their foothold in the U.S. Spotify featured the title track on coveted playlists such as The Indie Mix and Ultimate Indie Playlist, notching 40K streams in less than 12 hours and eventually amassing over 700K and counting. Meanwhile, they drew acclaim from Billboard, Huffington Post, and more. Preceded by the introductory focus track “Cold Conscience,” their full-length debut, Somewhere Between [Sire/Warner Bros. Records], is now primed to make a significant impact in 2017.

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American Hitmen
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From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all!
Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. The brothers left the over-saturated Southern California music scene and moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.

In late 2009, the band was invited to be the first American rock band in 36 years to perform in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Café, the American Hitmen made brought a new and unfamiliar sound to the Vietnamese people, performing Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” with none other than Run DMC in front of a sold-out crowd on the night of the Hard Rock grand opening.

In 2013, the band auditioned for and made it through 3 elimination rounds on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, finishing out their run with a pitch perfect live and televised performance at Radio City Music Hall. With their new found popularity, the band hit the North American tour circuit with a fury! Within the last 3 years, the American Hitmen have performed alongside some of the most internationally recognized musicians, such as Foo Fighters, Living Colour, Black Stone Cherry, the Charlie Daniels Band, Sheryl Crow, 3 Doors Down, Social Distortion and many more!

In 2016, the band toured Europe and the UK once on their own in April, and were invited back for an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in June/July. The band finished out their second tour by performing for 13,000+ active duty military and their families on Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany! In March of 2017, the Hitmen performed for the US military in Egypt, Romania, and Jordan, becoming the first band to ever perform at any of the bases in those countries!

The American Hitmen are definitely becoming the true definition of all things American and Rock ‘n’ Roll! 

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Amsterdam Faya Allstars
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Take a crucible and pour into it a liberal amount of Ska, Jazz, Latin and Reggae music.
Add a little Surf and Rock and turn up the heat. With the blend just right the result shall have the unique sound of the Amsterdam Faya All Stars .In just two and a half years their fanatic “Jamaica Jazz To The Max” has become a great success with audiences across the country, as well as Internationally.
After the launch of their first EP in 2012 the following tour saw the Amsterdam Faya AllStars appearing at dates across Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, including the famous ‘Lowlands’ festival, as well as those of ‘Jazz in Duketown’ and the ‘Zwarte Cross’. By a number of festivals the band were crowned as the festival-goer’s favourite.
Also at legendary venues such as the Tivoli in Utrecht and more than once at Amsterdam’s Paradiso (4 times) & the Melkweg, the band has raised the roof and shaken the buildings to their foundations.
Their debut album “All Minorities Are The Majority” was released in March 2014 and took them all over the world and they even went on tour in countrys as Japan and South Korea! In January 2016 they won a Akademia Award in Hollywood/Los Angelos/USA for best World Beat Album World Wide 2015 and their name is in the books forever in Hollywood!
In 2017 the band comes with a new EP and will go on tour to the Dutch Antilles, Mexico, Colombia, Chilie, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea and Japan again. They will playing their set just before headliners Coldplay on the mainstage at Fujirock, Tokyo! There are about 2 miljion people in the audiance and many Asian-tv-stations and the band will reaching fans across Japan and the whole eastern Pacific!
The Bands founder and frontman, Remco Korporaal, is himself an absolute all star, with a career stretching across three decades in the international music scene.
Along the way he has played alongside an impressive number of great artists, including legendary bands such as ‘The Toasters’ and ‘The Skatalites’ as well as names such as Desmond Dekker, Black Uhuru, Mutabaruka, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Mr. Review and Ziggy Marley.

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