Smells Funky! consists of a collection of musicians which keep coming back to play with one another because it is just too much damn fun. When together we play a mix of styles, but focus on today’s (brit-)pop, rock, funk, house and well- and not-so well-known classics (who can sing along with Long Train Running?). Anyway, its high-energy. You will dance, you will jump: resistance is futile.
Each member of the band has years of experience and brings something different to the table. Jurriaan is a singer/songwriter (yet to break), Fred a heavy metal guitarist while Bart’s drumstyle has roots in disco and soul. Stijn is famous for electronics and Sjoerd and Rogier are both slabbin' the bass. Why two bass players you ask? Why not!
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.