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.
Sixties-until-now-infused-soul-swamp-funk-revue. That’s a pretty acurate discribtion of what you can expect from this local band, which is formed around guitar wizzard Professor Dr. Theo Holsheimer and vocal blizzard Miss Fruitella.
So here’s the recipe: take about a half teacup of rhythmic tambourine, a pound of fatback, soulful vocal chords, plenty tablespoons of smooth, boiling, rhythmic, funky guitars and just a pinch of a bumpin & grindin’ drum machine. And there you have it. Today’s Special is Amsterdam Soul Stew! They’ll take you by the hand for a walk down memory lane. James Brown, Lyn Collins, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Jeff Beck, Funkadelic and more fantastic artists are on their setlist. Prepare yourself for a nostalgic and catchy roller coaster ride!
André is a Amsterdam based singer. Together with his band he covers hits from artists like Toto, A-ha, Sting, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. With the variety of instruments he plays he makes sure that his concerts are full of originality .
The band consists of musicians of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Venues they have played consists of the Melkweg, Bitterzoet, Casino Estoril and even the Concertgebouw and the MEO Arena.
Apelazerus: we play the songs that you know, only better! The seven-piece band brings a live show where rock, funk, hip hop and so on, effortlessly flow into each other.
With a strong singer, a floaty rapper and five lively musicians, the band does not only fill the stage but also the room (quickly!) with a danceable musical mix. Apelazerus performs their own versions of songs by: Gabriel Rios, Dr. Dre, André Hazes, Gorillaz, Blackstreet, Jimi Hendrix, Afroman, Electric Six, N.E.R.D. and Iron Butterfly. Apelazerus brings known and even more famous work, where each number yet again comes as a surprise.
It rocks, the feasts, it improvises, convinces, it's different, it knows to blow off the roof and it creates chaos ... That's exactly what "AR!E "stands for!
With the motto "Live everything is different" and armed with a Rock 'n Roll bus packed with guitars, amps and drums they have a history of more than 18 years of touring in the Netherlands and Belgium. And one can say with conviction: "AR!E came, AR!E saw and AR!E conquered'! Whether the gentlemen play in a pub or a mega party, it does not matter ... Not only the roof, but also the façade, will be blown off!
AR!E does not just guarantee a huge party ... With all their musical knowledge, creativity and love for rock & party they know exactly what the perfect show looks like: the beech of recognition should be there! AR!E is not afraid of improvisation, no show is the same and with unexpected medleys, mash-ups, fast changes between songs and a high interaction level they achieve a steaming party every time!
(Rock) songs from the years ' 60, ' 70, ' 80, ' 90 and now, but also dance-hits, everything will pass along at a high rate! AR!E is not comparable to many others, AR!E is an individual as a group that likes to share it's enthusiasm on stage with everyone else,AR!E is. ....AR!E !
AR!E was previously associated with Ruud de Wild at Q-Music, played in many party tents, halls, small pubs and festivals and shared the stage with, among others, BZB, WORK Experience, The Dirty Daddies, Rattlesnake Shake, Pater Moeskroen and The Heinoos!
ART FELIXX is a new and upcoming Dutch pop-artist. After a couple of years as the frontman of Monks Avenue (ex 3FM Serious Talent) it was time for Arthur Wils to go his own way. He started writing songs under the name ‘Art Felixx’, inspired by current popartists as Maroon5, One Republic and Gavin DeGraw.
With 3 single releases and a brand new EP, Art Felixx has put themselves firmly on the map in the past year. With more than 700,000 streams on Spotify, performances with (a.o.) Roodshow (Radio2), Muziekcafé (Radio2), 2017 is already a great year for this in Tilburg-based artist!
Art brings American-oriented pop songs driven by catchy melodies and strong hooks. A high dose of dancing energy and charismatic performance provide a dynamic and fresh show.
Four quasi-ideal sons-in-law and their guitar player, met at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede. They make easy-to-the-ear pop songs in the beat tradition of the 60 's, with the energy of Franz Ferdinand. Their five-part harmony vocals is reminiscent of The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
The band was formed in the fall of 2014 by songwriter and frontman Frederick Christ. They played already at various stages such as Abdallah, metropolis and the Booster Festival. On the Booster Festival was their first EP ' V ' released. The band is currently working on her second EP. This EP will be released on February 25, 2018 in the small Hall of Hedon.