Melodies and a harmonic Britrock-sound characterized the band Residence NonAme.
Britpop/Classic Rock and pop influences flow with varied songs, with some having a hymn-like character, a very distinctive sound: residence rock. This sound is reflected on their new album, released in March of this year, that their major influences as Queen, ELO, or OASIS suggests again and again.
It is worth to keep this band in mind, as they are still at the beginning of their career. And the new album is looking for more - more residence rock.
Power rockband Join the Wolf Pack is a new initiative of singer, composer and frontman Roland Brons.
The band is a new project after Brons’ earlier musical activities with Romanza Brava, where he was lead singer and guitarist for 5 years. He played with the former members of Herman Brood´s Wild Romance, Hollands best Rock ‘n Roll band, and successfully played the major festivals en venues all over Europe.
In 2016 Brons starts the power rockband Join the Wolf Pack, a razor sharp highly energetic rockband with an unrivalled live stage performance.
Join The Wolfpack consists of four seasoned musicians, performing rock music from the legendary bands and artists from the sixties to present; created in new arrangements and of course the new Join the Wolf Pack material.
The sound of Join The Wolfpack is influenced by many legendary artists and bands like Foo Fighters, Neil Young and Herman Brood, with the groove and feel of modern Rock ‘n’ Roll.
These guys have played in venues all over Europe, and also joined various well-known artists on stage.
Join The Wolfpack is:,
Roland Brons: Lead vocals / guitar
Robbert-Paul Verkade: Lead guitar / backing vocals
Peter Smitskam: Bass guitar / backing vocals
Fabyan Visser: Drums
The Engineers is a Dutch rock and pop coverband based in Delft. 5 enthusiastic musicians, a singer, guitar, bass and key player and a drummer, play with a lot of enthusiasm covers of for example Golden Earring, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kensington, Lenny Kravitz, etc. Last year they played successfully on some stages, and they would like to continue this. A performance of The Engineers is energetic, rocking and guarantees fun.
Thijs Langeveld – Vocals
Victor Fraguas – Guitar, backing vocals
Do Daalhuijzen - Bassguitar, backing vocals
Daniël Oudeman – Keys
Gerwin Rutgers - Drums
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.
Imitating the sound of one of the most iconic rock bands of the 21st century is no simple task, however the Four Kicks do so with meticulous detail, capturing the power and the soul of the King's of Leon's music and incorporating it in to an energetic and exciting live performance.
The Four Kicks play a range of music across all Kings of Leon's albums from 'Youth and Young Manhood' all the way through to the bands latest release 'WALLS' and have established themselves as the most entertaining Kings of Leon tribute act in the UK.
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.
Will Whisson is a singer/songwriter from the UK. Before launching his solo project, Will played lead guitar in the well known Rock/Pop-band Electric River for over 10 years honing his craft for catchy melodies, poignant lyrics and honest songwriting. The band’s one commercial release (‘The Faith & Patience’) was met with critical acclaim from major music magazines and radio, going on to sell thousands of copies. Following numerous nationwide tours and countless festivals across the UK the band eventually went their separate ways at the end of 2015 leaving Will to assess his next options as a musician.
Step forward 6 months later and with an extensive amount of fresh and inspired material Will is about to embark on a journey coinciding with his first solo EP release and new sense of purpose.
Sitting somewhere between folk, pop and rock, Will’s songs are as accessible as they are engaging translating well on the live stage both in a solo format as well as a full live band setup.
With no desire but to play live and travel, Will appears across Europe over the next year with a sound that is one of optimism, positivity and freedom.
Bristol based Elles Bailey (28) seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead. Her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she has a 60-a-day habit, but was actually caused by a serious illness when she was three. Her two EP's, both produced by Brian Banks, (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie) 'Who I Am To Me' (Feb 2015) and 'The Elberton Sessions' (Oct 2016) were released to critical acclaim, and her debut album is set to drop Spring 2017.
No stranger to the scene, over the last three years, this captivating, hard-working songstress and her talented band have built up a loyal all-age fan base through relentless touring, through both the UK and Europe. She’s opened for acts like Wille & The Bandits and shared festival line-ups with Lisa Simone, The Mystery Jets & Wilko Johnson.
In fact, 2017 looks set to be a very busy year for Elles with over 30 dates scheduled in the run up to her debut album release in April. Her festival diary is also filling up very quickly. Elles will feature at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness and will be opening for soul singer Jo Harman on her February tour before heading back into Europe in Spring 2017.
Like many artists today, Elles is breaking down the barriers of traditional genres, taking inspiration from many and fusing them together to bring you her own unique sound, which is earning her a legion of devoted fans, young and old, from across the UK and further afield.
Singer/songwriter Pravini brings the best of two worlds together: the Western pop/rock and hiphop/soul which she grew up with in The Netherlands, and the South-Americans rhythms of Suriname and the Caribean where her roots lie. Together with her band she mixes these influences in an energetic and dynamic performance.
The contagious enery of Pravini’s liveshows is recorded on her albums Unexpected Turn of Events (2015) and Diaspora (2012). She performed these records in the Nederlands, England, USA and Suriname. Her unique style and quirky message gained her several awards, like the Shakti Award and a nomination for Best New Artist on the Suripoku Awards in Suriname ánd best female artist on the Hindipop Music Awards. Begin 2017 she released her new single Give Back uit.
Funky Good Time is a swinging, nine-piece cover band with a passion for soul and funkycovers of back then and now: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Joss Stone and Jamiroquai. The formation has a horn section and plays the songs with a poppy edge.
At the express request of fans, the band has had a restart in 2011. From that moment the musicians have a click and there is no stopping. The singers are on stage Irene and Merel accompanied by seven enthusiastic band members: Aad on guitar, Koen on keys, John on bass, Tommy on drums, Peter on tenor sax, Rosanne on alto sax and Jan on trumpet.
Passion for funk, soul and grooves binds the musicians, and they are happy to commit to any party.
Plunck is an authentic and superb cover band that keeps the dancefloor crowded all night. The band has a wide-ranging repertoire, consisting of tunes from the eighties until now.
From Marvin Gaye to Phil Collins, but modern day heroes, such as Bruno Mars and Adam Lambert as well. Plunck has something for everyone. Their common love for music is what brought the band members together. And it shows, because the crowd is always left wanting more. Plunck guarantees a raw and catchy music experience. Their exuberantly energetic performance will make every hip in the room shake!
Amsterdam based band EXP is the power trio (three-piece rock band) of guitarist/singer Karst van Oosten.
Apart from their original songs, EXP plays a tribute to The Jimi Hendrix Experience (EXP plays Hendrix), complemented by a 60s/70s/80s/90s rock set (EXP plays classic hard rock) of songs by a.o. The Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy and SRV, but also by more modern acts and bands like Prince, Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes. Expect intense rock, raw and soulful, freely played, with keen eye for detail and the mojo up high.
Rough ’n Tumble is a Dutch rock band from The Hague, consisting of brothers Martin (vocals, guitar & harmonica) & Anton Moesker (guitar, vocals), Rick Finck (bass), and Rob Louwers (drums). The latter two have been touring with legend Link Wray.
Rough ’n Tumble has released two albums: ‘Going Places’ and ‘Live at the Wangbar’. They have achieved a solid reputation as a great liveband. In the Waterhole they will treat you to rock classics made famous by bands like the Stones, CCR, Springsteen, the Black Keys and so on. High energy rock ’n roll!
More info very soon!
After Jaxswing, Gintronix and Boombox, it’s time for yet another funky project based around keyboard player, band leader and all-round funky individual Geronimo Latumeten.
This time around, he and his band of funksters have called in Rosita Loth as their lead vocalist. The project started with a much deserved shot of Jack Daniel’s Honey. This tasty beverage inspired Latumeten and Loth to work together, as well as name the band. To Latumeten’s signature funky style, Loth adds plenty of quality pop, by some of the finest local and international artists. Jack & Honey: enjoy responsibly!
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
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.
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.
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!
SPIT was formed in the summer of 2008 and is forged from a mutual love of the back bone elements of nineties rock music: gritty vocals, heavy guitars, a tight rhythm section and just a touch of aggression. Just a touch...
Their shows are energy packed, hard hitting and memorable and this has resulted in a track record they’re rightfully proud of. Since the start we have played hundreds of shows. Seven years into the journey that is SPIT we still have the same passion and energy and continue to expand our skills. Combining original material and ‘spitified’ covers we are able to bring the SPIT to any venue. Come see them if you don't believe it! We dare you.