There is this place – an everyone probably has one somewhere – that emits a magical aurora. You don’t exactly know why but you always find your way back to it. It is a place full of secrets and even if you think you know everything, small moments happen which surprise you. And for this there are two possibilities, maybe even more. You curse this place for it’s unbearable attraction. For how it fascinates people and manipulates them. For how they throw away their own lives and become sick. A facade, a lie…hypocritical. Or you fall in love with it and it becomes the love of your life. The best thing that ever happened to you, the best decision you ever made is to stay there because you can be happy and free…like you always wanted. It is some kind of paradise for the spirit and heart. A paradise…or hell?
– This is the Berlin Syndrome
After founding the band in March 2014 the work of the five musicians Graeme Salt, Robert Meinel, Marcel Behrens, Mathias Wagner and Marvin Jiménez emerged pretty quickly. A fan base grew vastly in the first few weeks which supported the band in what they did. The summertime brought numerous gigs in clubs, bars and festivals. The band released their debut EP ‘All For The Good’ in September 2014 and produced a professional music video to the title track.
The sound of the band is influenced by different genres, such as Indie, Alternative and Post Rock and creates a profound atmosphere which appeals especially in the bands live performances. Playful, tender guitars, profound drums and bass combined with Graeme’s sonorous vocals yield impressive dynamics within the songs.
British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.
Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with anything up to a seven-piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. Bex Marshall just won second place in the Blues Awards 2013 for Best British Blues Vocalist. On Bex’s latest self produced album you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colorful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist.
Bibi en de (and the) Nielsjes is the right example of how to play covers. Lots of fun, cool songs and a diverse repertoire. They jump from rock to ballads and from pop to disco. They are the house-band from a well known cafe in Haarlem en play festivals and company-events on a regular basis. The band displays joy and is ready for a party in Amsterdam!
What do you get when you have a podium beast as a singer, an experienced bassist annex rhythm guitarist, an all-rounder on the drums, a young singer, but one with a soulful voice, a wide oriented guitarist/singer and a piano-playing musicteacher together teacher? "Big & Blue", a band that likes firm songs. Songs that find their roots in the blues, soul and funk.
'Six man??' many will think, is that so 'Big'? Just go and stand next to the keyboard player, the musical conscience of the band, then you will get the name right away. But also: the band is easily extended with a solid horn section of trumpet and sax.
Swinging songs, soul grinders, rock'n ' roll, pounding blues and rousing funk, you will hear it all at a show from this cheerful coverband from the neighbourhoods of the Hague and Leiden.
"Big & Blue", thé band for a fun party.
Guitarist-singer Phil Fernandez and keybordist Bala Pradal formed Big Dez in 1996. They spent most of their time rehearsing in a garage in the suburbs of Paris playing English and American blues.
Re-inforced by bassist Lamine Guerfi, harmonica player Marc Schaeller, drummer Stéphane Miñana and guitarist Rodolphe Dumont, the band has been smoking the bars of the Paris region for years, as well as touring the US (Chicago, Austin, Saint Louis), where they have formed solid relationships with the local musicians. Following the impetus of leader Phil Fernandez, the group recorded their own compositions on their first album Sail On Blues, in Austin, Texas in 2003. Four other albums would follow: Night After Night (Austin, Texas 2004),You Can Smile (Jamestown MO, 2007), Late Live, (mostly live recordings from their 2009 European tour), and Lazy Star (Anjou, France, 2010). In February 2009, the band represented France at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Veterans of the European festival circuit, the electric blues of Big Dez is stimulating - full of both humor and melancholy. With rock, soul and funk influences, the style is diverse and unique!
"Birds of a Feather" are one of a kind. Two kindred souls who find peace in each other`s precence when everything around them is in turmoil. Their voices harmonize perfectly – one deep and calm, the other powerful and clear as a mountain lake. "Birds of a Feather" want to live life to the fullest, compromising on nothing. And their music isn’t either. Their lyrics couldn’t be more from the heart, their performance not more raw and heartbreaking.
"Birds of a Feather" is a brand new duo however, both members were already established artists. Along their musical journey they released two successful albums in collaboration with Warner Music Central Europe. They experienced many exciting adventures such as a duet with the legendary soul singer Seal.
They've performed hundreds of concerts in front of different-sized audiences, including several club tours and a German tour supporting "The Overtones". They were also lucky enough to play several stadium shows as an opening act for "Status Quo".
In 2014 Ryan Leon and Amy McKay dared a new beginning, a development of their music and their lifes after irreconcilable differences with their management. They had the increased desire to follow the path that would allow them to stay true to themselves.
In summer 2015 they recorded their first "Birds of a Feather" EP "Light Up" in inspiring cooperation with producer Ger McDonnell in Dublin. Upon releasing their first EP “Light UP”, the duo has toured Germany, Austria and The Netherlands and has played for over 5’000 listeners.
Their second EP “Rise Up” was released on March 24, 2017.
"The Birds" are ready to spread their wings and they can hardly wait to see where their songs and the wind will take them.
Bloc off the Wall is an allround Partyband with Adam Isaac - finalist of The Voice UK
This energetic band plays a mix of timeless, classic, anthemic pop/rock/dance tunes with a funky twist.
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!
Bought and Souled is not your avarage coverband. All the musicians in the band feel each other perfectly. They play not just soul, but groovy pop and funky rock tunes as well. And everything festively dressed.
The band was founded in 1995, and the fact that the line-up has been unchanged over the course of the last five years, illustrates the positive vibe within the band. All the band members are good friends and that translates on stage. The town of Delft was - and still is - their home base. Soul has always been the cornerstone, and with their three-piece horn section, they play songs like James Brown’s Cold Sweat and Sam & Dave’s Soul Man very soulful and powerful. Rock tunes like The Stones’ Brown Sugar, pop songs like Robbie Williams’ Let Me Entertain You and discohits like The Tramps’ Disco Inferno keep the party jumping and as diverse.
Bounds Of Modesty is an Amsterdam four-piece that tour through The Netherlands with their original pop-punk tunes. Since their formation in 2009, the men have put together three EP’s.
In 2012 the group released their first recording. Love The World was the starting point of a productive first period in the bands carreer. By now, Callum Stamp (guitar / vocals), Jan PapenFuß (guitar / vocals), Richard Robin (bass / vocals) and Dylan Thoma (drums /percussion) also have sophomore EP The Great Overture (2013) and Watching Sunsets (2013) on their discography. The future looks good for this hard working quartet. But first, the guys will embark on a new tour.
In 2012, these six enthousiastic musicians from Haarlem started this coverband. Since their formation, they rocked the house at the Clash Of The Coverbands.
Songs by The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and many other heroes from musical history form the rich repertoire of the group. Singer Michel 'Skinny' van der Veldt, bass player Alwin 'Count' Louisa, drummer Patrick 'Sticks' Tiggeloven, guitarists Martijn 'Jimmy D' van Dijk and Marcel 'Track' Spoor, keyboard player Sander 'Saint' Sudmeier and sound engineer Rob van het Nederend simply do it out of love for music. Fun has always been the key to their shows. And it shows! Every song’s a classic and the sheer joy of playing is simply irresistable!
Honest bar rock songs. That's what Call Me Joe delivers. Some are old. Some are new. All are timeless songs for a great Saturday night out on the town. Songs that stick like honey and make you smile over your drink. And songs that make you want to sing along, move along, and get the evening started.
CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY is a high-energy "Brass 'n' Grass" sextet from Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as “...a stagecoach in overdrive”, has brought their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and dixieland to packed clubs, basements, and festivals across the US since their inception in the spring of 2007.
CNS has built a solid following playing 47 states and 5 countries with their energetic live show and ability to fit on the bill with acts ranging from bluegrass to rockabilly; punk to ska. As the banjo rolls over rhythmic guitar, breakneck mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone and trumpet lines, while the standup bass and feed-bucket-trap-set churn out driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.
The band’s DIY mentality is shown through their self-recorded albums, self-published music, self-booked tours, and a community of local and regional visual artists that illustrate the band’s distinctly grassroots approach. CNS has been pounding the highways and byways of this great country (and others) for almost a decade now, bringing their songs and stories to thousands. Always providing a high energy, drink’em down atmosphere to any place they play, CNS has proven a dedication to their live shows with a solid understanding of what entertainment really means.
Between 2009 and 2011 this band was rocking all the stages in The Netherlands. Due to a lack of time the 4 men decided to quit the band, but every year at the start of the winter, they will celebrate their past with a reunion show.
This show is always on their beloved Waterhole-stage, where they will rock your night with all the known rockhits you will be able to sing along. Don't miss a year and start every winter with the one and only Chairmen-reunion!
Nine different musicians, joined by a strong desire to create and live their own passion for music, set up the project Chameleon Mime in July 2014. It mixes together different music genres as Swing, Ska, Electro Swing, Latin and Gypsy to create original, passionate and unique sounds. As chameleons have the ability to change colours, Chameleon Mime's music always changes rhythm’s without adjusting to a singular genre.
The band is formed by a female and male voice, a guitar, accordion/keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, violin, bass, percussions and drums. At the moment the band is working to make the first CD of its career.
Chase City are a Tasmanian alternative Indie/Dance/Rock-band that will get your feet off the floor. Their debut album was released in May, after wich they started touring through Australia & Europe through 2017.
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!
Chris & Friends is an acoustic duo that is never the same. Leadsinger Christian brings a musician to every gig, and together they perform known and less known songs. One thing is always the centre point of focus: the audience! From powerfull ballads to swinging up-tempo songs that will make your feet dance!
The Clash of the Cover Bands is the biggest band-competition of the Benelux (BElgium, the NEtherlands, LUXembourg).
The long and exciting road the coverbands will travel, leads through regions throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The coverbandtalents will battle for the titel ‘Best Coverband of the Benelux’ and ‘Most Populair Coverband van de Benelux’. Besides the professional jury a second important vote is in the hands of the audience.
Cloud Cukkoo Land; a world that trembles on impending rhythms where you are surrounded by a cloud of reverberating guitars and sultry vocals.
Cloud Cukkoo debuted on Altersonic (Eurosonic) and they, under the name "JORI", already played on bevrijdingsfestival Den Bosch, Radio Veronica and a sold-out Sugarfactory, where they also won 'Popsport'.
After their debut, they had a successfull living room tour, "The Living Room Sessions" and their first single "Dalliance" is out now: you can listen anywhere.
The four-piece band, from area near Nijmegen, arose around singer/songwriter Jori van Gemert and in addition exists from Roel Trommelen, Dean Rijke and Roel Jans.
Common Royals is a pop/rock band that focuses on catchy rock covers. Think of bands such as The Foo Fighters, Wolfmother and AC/DC, but also covers of Melissa Etheridge and Skunk Anansie are not shunned. In short Common Royals stands for an evening of rock with passion!
Common Royals started as a collaboration between Peter kattenburg and Paul Franks. Quickly it became clear that this cooperation had a future. This resulted in a search for good musicians to give the band the quality it deserves. With Marieke van Zwieten has Common Royals attracted a hell of a singer. Nowadays the rhythm section is in the hands of Martijn van Eeden and Paul Franks. To give more body to the sound a second guitarist was attracted: Joost Hofstede. And the band has found its present form.