That Dog Was A Band Now have been playing with each other since 2013, despite the fact that they are sometimes separated by thousands of miles of distance. Their unique sound-- which is defined by an active accordion, bad-ass banjo, and honest vocals-- has helped them gain a loyal international fanbase. That Dog Was A Band Now has played 4-hour sets in rough & rural American bars, rocked outdoor weddings for big fans in beautiful California Redwood Forests, been given hour-long featured sets on several public radio stations and mainstage slots at major cultural festivals, and popped up as buskers on all sorts of city streets around Canada, Europe, and the USA.
After a brief hiatus, the band spent the Spring of 2016 reunited in California. That June, they hit the road with their debut (self-titled) EP in hand; recorded in Eureka, California with Timmy Gray of Myrtletown Records. They proceeded to tour the USA and Canada from coast to coast, and then back to the first coast, until late September.
Their 2017 tours were sweet, playing in Sweden, Denmark, Amsterdam, Western Canada, and Germany, and recording their first full-length album, which will be released by Santa Rosa Records.
Four local musicians have joined forces to bring you the funkiest of the funky. Dance music only seasoned artists, firmly rooted in the fundamental sounds of seventees, eightees and ninetees funk, can deliver.
Lead vocalist and guitar player Alex Manuputty has put this four-piece together. With the help of keyboard player and vocalist Geronimo, bassist Gijs and drummer Bryan, he will bring back the sounds and vibes of James, Curtis, Sly, Prince and Michael, just to name a few. A brand new project, of which The Waterhole is proud to be a part of! So come and dance your legs down to the knees!
The new project of our beloved Marieke Meijer. The Amy Experience brings you a brand new Amy Winehouse-tribute!
The Automatic Heroes, a Funkband from Germany, brings the Funky magic of 70s music culture to you. The band plays exclusively own songs and let you dance the night away.
The four musicians play in their shows own compositions in an interesting mix of sophisticated vocals, jazzy and groovy riffs and a big portion of Soul.
The band is looking forward to a great party and many dancing guests at The Waterhole.
May The Funk Bring Us Together!
The Bentleys take you on the exciting journey that rock & roll took from the U.S. to England and back. Full of passion and conviction they create the sound, atmosphere and swing of the fifties and sixties. They sing and play rhythm & blues of Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis's rock & roll, beat music of The Beatles, rock of The Rolling Stones, but also the American responses to them, such as The Monkees and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Supported by juicy stories and Merry entr'actes they bring an ode to this music; the soundtrack of a nascent youth culture.
When you were born: the music from the fifties and sixties is a feast of recognition.
The boys of "The Bitches" have formed a banging Rock/Pop-twisted coverband and play the most famous English-language hits of the 70 years to the present day. even the most recent hits off the charts. "The Bitches" play across Europe and ensure at every wedding, hall, pub, marquee or fair that the roof will be blown off!
Music is their passion and their goal is to provide everyone with an unforgettable evening. A performance of ' The Bitches ' means inexhaustible energy!
The Black Mamba is an exciting energetic Portuguese band that thrills audiences with their captivating live shows.
The chemistry between this amazing musicians is what gave birth to the band in 2010 since then they managed to reignite the Funk, Soul, Gospel scene in Portugal.
In their eight-year career, they performed in major Portuguese festivals like NOS Alive, Crato Festival and Marés Vivas 2018 and 2019, where they shared the main stage with Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Jamie Cullum.
They also performed in Philadelphia, Luanda, Madrid, Seville, Rio de Janeiro and the renowned Bourbon Street Music Club in Sao Paulo.
The band even caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Skyler Jet, formerly of the Commodores, and Sly, and the Family Stone.
The Black Mamba just released this October their third album entitled “The Mamba King “.
In this Soul album, sounds from the 60´s & 70´s blend with distinctive modern flavor´s.
When singer/guitarist/harmonica player Chris Hargrave - who has played with Albert Lee, Richie Hayward from Little Feat, Steve Simpson from Slim Chance, Mealticket and Frankie Miller - contacted former Looters guitarist Steve Pomeroy, The Bluerays were born. Drawing on their collective years of experience touring both home and abroad, a 'defy you not to get up and dance' set of Rock 'n' Roll / R'n'B classics has been put together for their high energy live shows.
With Brian Diprose joining on bass and the drum stool being warmed by Chris Hunt whose list of credits warrants a page of their own but includes Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker, Mealticket, The Bruvvers and Lonnie Donegan, you can be sure these guys bring passion, drive and quality to their playing.
With more than a nod to the glory days of 'Pub Rock' you can expect to hear tunes from James Brown, Chuck Berry, Georgia Satellites, Dave Edmunds, The Beatles, The Stones, JJ Cale/Eric Clapton, Frankie Miller, and Jerry Lee Lewis to name but a few.
The boys (and I use that term loosely) can also turn out a full on blues set for those occasional blues club gigs, featuring some tasty original tunes alongside some more familiar blues classics from Freddie King, Delbert McClinton, John Mayall and more.
TRIVIA ALERT: The Bluerays are probably the only band on the circuit with two former Leo Sayer drummers in their line up.