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Gigs

Fri 27 Apr
Waterhole KINGSDAY
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KINGSDAY @theWATERHOLE, will be even more special this year:

THE WATERHOLE GOES OUTDOOR!

Livemusic all day ánd night by the best bands, more info will follow soon!

12:00-13:00 DJ Walter Vooys

DJ Walter Vooys

For the first hour, ánd during all the breaks, DJ Walter Vooys will keep the hands in the air!

Walter Vooys is a dj for more than 10 years. In Amtserdam he is well know for his skills behind the decks.
Currently he is a resident dj in Amsterdam in The Bulldog. Between the resident days he is playing in other venues as well.
The gigs that Walter Vooys did in the past:
Malesia Bar (Val Thorens FR)
Club Blinq (Amsterdam NL)
Pulsus Skylounge (Soto Grande Sp) (Resident)
Blue Girl (Tignes FR)
Meltin Pot (Tignes FR)
Club Famous (Ede NL) (Resident)
Twister (Groningen NL)
Veronica Bar (Tignes FR)
And Many party's in Holland and Spain.
Walter Vooys is also a produceer, he released in 2015 his own album that called Soul Of House on the Twisted Shuffle label.
Where he is a well know face in these days. Walter Vooys have more release on his hand on: Twisted Shuffle Records, Peppermint Records, Kushtee Records.

13:00-14:00 Heights Meditation - Reggae

Reggae

Heights Meditation

The story of Heights Meditation is the story of a group of serious musicians with ambition. A group of friends with a passion. The sum of diversity, spontanuity and professionalism, which was awarded, by winning the Benelux Reggae Contest in 2015!

To say these musicians bring out the best in eachother is an understatement. This productive collaboration resulted in the release of the record The System, with a solid mix of mellow and up-tempo tracks. Their shows in pubs, venues and festival like Zwarte Cross, Reggae Geel (Belgium), Rastaplas, Kwaku Festival (Amsterdam), Reuring aan Zee (Katwijk, South-Holland), TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht), Woodstock (Bloemendaal), Patronaat (Haarlem) and many others, were a huge success without exception. It should come as no surprise then, that the name of Heights Meditation is growing ever bigger. The band has become somewhat of a householde name in the local reggae scene.

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14:30-16:15 Waste - 90's Rock

90's Rock

Waste

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.

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16:45-18:30 Chameleon - Allround Party!

Allround Party!

Chameleon

Cameleon is the latest project of Maarten Kooymans (known from H.Roes), Victor Weigand (where do we begin..) and Rene Kipuw (Jamento, Tuesday Waterhole Jam). With right we can say this is a new allstar-project we are psyched to have on stage!
The repertoire is unlimited, from 80's Disco till Contemporary Rock, from Pophits of all time till the latest Dancetracks.

18:30-20:00 DJ Walter Vooys

DJ Walter Vooys

Walter Vooys is a dj for more than 10 years. In Amtserdam he is well know for his skills behind the decks.
Currently he is a resident dj in Amsterdam in The Bulldog. Between the resident days he is playing in other venues as well.
The gigs that Walter Vooys did in the past:
Malesia Bar (Val Thorens FR)
Club Blinq (Amsterdam NL)
Pulsus Skylounge (Soto Grande Sp) (Resident)
Blue Girl (Tignes FR)
Meltin Pot (Tignes FR)
Club Famous (Ede NL) (Resident)
Twister (Groningen NL)
Veronica Bar (Tignes FR)
And Many party's in Holland and Spain.
Walter Vooys is also a produceer, he released in 2015 his own album that called Soul Of House on the Twisted Shuffle label.
Where he is a well know face in these days. Walter Vooys have more release on his hand on: Twisted Shuffle Records, Peppermint Records, Kushtee Records.

20:00-23:00 Overinflated - Pop, Ska

Pop, Ska

Overinflated

Overinflated is a Dutch coverband with it’s own pop/ska/punk style. The bandmembers, experiencerd from previous projects, do now what they do best: taking the greatest songs from back then, and add the special dancefloor-inspiring Overinflated-sauce.

Also more recent hits will take a dive in the extreme euphoric Overinflated-dip, A screaming organ and perfect hvocal harmonies complete the night.

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23:30-03:30 Local Boyzz - Partyrock

Partyrock

Local Boyzz

The LOCAL BOYZZ is an explosive energetic, dynamic and flexible partyband thet knows how to make a party, get the public on their feet and will not stop until everyone has gotten the feeling they are part of the show. The band rapidly fires a succession of number 1-hits -from the prehistory till now- at you. Spice Girls, Bon Jovi, Ghostbusters, Europe, AC/DC, Dirty Disney and Backstreet Boys, it guarantees that everyone will dance, want to sing along and won't leave till the end, because in this party world full of beautiful babes, glamour and Rock'n Roll there is simply a lot to see.

Fully decked out in 80 's Glammrock-style with tight leggings they enter the stage and at larger shows they even bring the ' scarsely dressed ' dancers from their bedrooms!
On many festivals, local Festival tents, regional Village Festival, student party and hockey party the band left behind a trace of intense eargasms behind. These four incredibly sexy and uninhibited projectiles unleashed on a stage ... Don't miss them, for they never miss

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Sat 28 Apr
Waterhole Rock Night
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20:00-23:00 Grave Dohls - Nirvana/Foo Fighters-tribute

Nirvana/Foo Fighters-tribute

Grave Dohls

Grave Dohls is the only female fronted Foo Fighters tribute band in honor of rock hero Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters. Because no man can fill his shoes.

In the summer of 2012 Grave Dohls got into the rehearsal space for the first time. After dozens of shows in The Netherlands, they are now fully grown. Songs from the early Foo Fighters-repertoire like My Hero and Everlong all the way to later work like The Pretender and Walk are played with the upmost passion and energy. Of course, songs like Breakout and Best Of You are present in the set. In november 2014, the album Sonic Highways by the Foo Fighters was released, which in turn proved to be a great opportunity to expand the setlist. Besides Foo Fighters-songs, you can also expect tracks by bands Dave Grohl contributed to, like Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age.

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23:30-03:30 Next Chapter - Allround Party!

Allround Party!

Next Chapter

Next Chapter is a tight six-piece professional party band that guarantees an evening of energetic live music.

Partly due to the fact that several band members are multi-instrumentaliststhe band knows to distinguish themselves. The lead singer also plays keys and saxophone and the drums are regularly supplemented with percussion. The energy of the singers splashes of the stage. A performance by Next Chapter means a night-long celebration!
All band members have years of experience in the live band circuit and this shows in their performance! The band offers a very broad repertoire. From old disco Bangers to the hits of today. Rock, pop, funk, dance, you name it, Next Chapter's got it, often processed into refreshing mash-ups and medleys.
Next Chapter knows to lift each party to a higher level. Dance and sing till you can't!

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Sun 29 Apr
Waterhole Sundays
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20:00-22:00 Soothing Strings - Soulful Acoustics

Soulful Acoustics

Soothing Strings

Nothing beats a sexy, sunny tune in the heart of Summer. Soothing Strings has exactly what you’re craving: warm, soulful songs, that take you to tropical places.

Singer Lisa Rietveld and guitarist Erik van Schoonhoven have a chronic case of Summer-itis. The duo has made a name for itself in the Zaandam area with their successful Funky Summer Vibes. The two musicians know what you want. Chillax and enjoy the acoustic sounds of your favourite Summer hits, or even get your dance on. Celebrate the Summer with Soothing Strings!

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22:30-02:30 H.Roes - Rock

Rock

H.Roes

These Dutch Super Heroes are here to save the night and rock your world! They take their mission as Guardian Angels of Rock 'n' Roll very seriously and are ready to take you with them on their wild Rodeo Ride through rock history. Dear fellow heroes & hero-ines, please get ready for a night of dancing and singing along with your old time favorite songs!

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Mon 30 Apr
Monday Indie Nights
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20:00-21:00 Chicago Mike (USA) - Acoustic, Bluesrock

Acoustic, Bluesrock

Chicago Mike (USA)

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!

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21:15-22:15 Moeders Mooiste - Indiepop

Indiepop

Moeders Mooiste

Seductive guys, twisted stories - Pop turned on it's head. The fresh but solid sound of this band settles into your head and crawls into your heart. Band members Geert van Oorschot, Bram Capel, Luuk Timmerman and Koen Beerkens make a kind of pop music that makes the speakers pop. The catchy vocal lines that frontman Geert van Oorschot writes at home surely will make you pull out your best moves.

In 2015, the band released their first single ' different from all the Rest. " This was followed by their debut EP in 2016 ' men's talk '. Since then a lot playing, dancing and flirting has been going on, but also many songs were written! That is why the gentlemenrecorded their second EP in may 2018, produced by Jurriaan Saeed (including Jett Rebel, Lucas Hamming, Herman van Veen).

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22:45-23:30 Original Bands

Original Bands

23:45-01:30 Original Bands

Original Bands

Tue 1 May
Waterhole Jam with René Kipuw
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20:30-01:30 Waterhole Jam with Rene Kipuw - All genres

All genres

Waterhole Jam with Rene Kipuw

Rene Kipuw is the driving force of professional party-band 'Jamento' (www.jamento.nl). Together with the best sessionmusicians of our country he turns any party into one you are not likely to forget soon.
Tonight René will be hosting our open jam, so here is your chance to share the stage!

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Wed 2 May
Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night
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20:30-01:30 Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night - Pop, Rock

Pop, Rock

Jesse's Rock n' Roll Jam Night

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!

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Thu 3 May
Thursday 80's-00's
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20:00-23:00 The Jones - 80's Pop/Rock

80's Pop/Rock

The Jones

Since its foundation in early 2014, The Jones has grown into a band versatile enough to appear at a great variety of festivities. The band members met each other at one or other of the countless jam sessions in Amsterdam.

While preparing for a wedding gig, a set list containing hours of live music, emerged almost effortlessly! Since that moment the band has appeared at weddings, seminars, community parties and even as live band for a roller disco show!

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23:30-02:30 El Toro - Boogaloo, Latin, Pop, Rock

Boogaloo, Latin, Pop, Rock

El Toro

El Toro is a new project featuring local musicians. With Robin Pels on vocals, Gregorio on Bass, Pablo Minoli on Guitar and Marco Toro on Drums this team know how to entertain an audience. On the setlist will be a variety of pop music from now and before, but also Latin Boogaloo, Funk and any other style that will get you moving!

Fri 4 May
Friday Night Rock Night
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20:00-23:00 Dr. T & the Djam - Pop, Rock

Pop, Rock

Dr. T & the Djam

Dr. T & The Djam is a five-piece, which over the years have made enthousiastic crowds work up a sweat, with their funk and rock gems.

Founded by members of the Devils Jam and the Soul Survivors, these funkrockers have played countless bars, clubs and private parties in the North of Holland for decades. The band also had the pleasure of mounting the mainstage at the immensely popular Rollende Keukens festival, where they made the crowd go absolutely wild. Today, the band spreads its good vibes to the rest of The Netherlands ever more. Make tonight the night of your life and just dance!

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23:30-03:30 Raiders of the lost rock - Classic Rock

Classic Rock

Raiders of the lost rock

ROLR [Raiders Of the Lost Rock) is the classic rock cover band from the Netherlands. ROLR is vile, fat and brutal!

Singer Kees Moerland is a personality in itself. With his shaggy throat he takes the whole audience! The band consists of four more seasoned rockers: Renzo, John, Dennis and Driek.
Put these guys together and a party is guaranteed!

To the sounds of a.o. AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Guns N’Roses, Van Halen, Wolfmother, Black Sabbath and ZZ Top they go bestial rampage!

Sat 5 May
Waterhole Rock Night
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20:00-22:00 Skir - Rock

Rock

Skir

Skir is a young rock band consisting of 3 guys (Ruben Pichel, Tom Koenrades en Jelle Douwes). As a band they have a great passion to entertain people and are always looking for places where this is possible! The guys all have a solid music education at the music school Rockademy in Leiden.

Originally, the band is a cover band, but they are now very busy with writing own material. Skir is a band that is influenced by various sides within rock music (punk, classic, nu metal and progressive rock), whereby they have a unique sound. A few influences are bands such as Green Day, The Foo Fighters, Linkin Park. At this moment thew band has released 3 songs, so we expect to hear those somewhere in the middle of this cover-show!

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22:30-03:30 Spit - Hard-hitting 90's Rock

Hard-hitting 90's Rock

Spit

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.

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Sun 6 May
Waterhole Sundays
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20:00-23:00 The Bigger Band - Pop, Rock, Soul

Pop, Rock, Soul

The Bigger Band

23:30-02:30 Sundaze - Funky Pop, Rock

Funky Pop, Rock

Sundaze

This funk-rockband from Amsterdam draw inspiration from bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Maroon 5, The Foo Fighters and The Beatles.

All this inspiration has resulted in the creation of a brand new EP. Ümit Kiliç (vocals / guitar), Tom Ruys (bass) and Rutger Genser (drums) are going places. Their music mixes tight funky rhythms with catchy pop and rock melodies, and old blues, soul, reggae and jazz vibes to make it an eclectic musical melting pot accessible for a very broad audience.

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