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.
From silence to the first chords, the feeling that goes through the melodic lines, the richness of simplicity, the expression of the soul through lyrics and sound , intimate and engaging at the same time, this is the proposal of the Brazilian singer/songwriter Andrew Laureth.
Although still young, Andrew has an extensive experience in music, he began his career in 2003. After 10 years touring in Brazil and Europe, releasing two albums and many exhibitions in the media with his old bands, Laureth decided to fly greater heights.
The solo project began in 2011 with a “demo album”. Three years later he released "Janelas da Alma (Windows of the Soul)" ,that had featured in creditible international medias. This album brings hits like “The sun will come back”, “A vida é Bela” and “Alice”. From these songs were made videoclips that were shared by the famous brazilian website "Brasileiríssimos", reaching the milestone of more then 100,000 views on Facebook.
Tonight, Andrew performs his Pop- and Rock-covers acoustically.
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!
Arcades burst at the seams with a confident, strutting style straight from the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll. Leicester-based, 2018 saw
the five piece become four after the sudden passing of their guitarist at the end of their first ever UK tour. After a much needed
break the group decided it was time for them to announce their 2019 comeback.
Their new single ‘Kiddo’ gave them a recognisable liftoff launching them back into the scene at the start of the year: catchy,
prominent lyrics with vicious riffs that have enough arrogance to fill Wembley Stadium.
Loaded with a fresh new single backed by BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music the band then embarked on a UK & European tour,
including a breathtaking performance at London’s famous Nambucca and an unforgettable sold out show in Paris at Le Supersonic
When playing live, Arcades are a rich, musical explosion, with his heart on his sleeve lead singer Tommy owns the moment
through raw emotion and passion that oozes from a place deep inside. Looking like a deleted scene from Scarface and with foot
stomping rhythm the rest of the band are certainly not in the shadows when it comes to their pure talent and energy when
playing to a live audience.
Now, with their mark made in the mud and with the release of their latest single ‘Grande Rouge’ - Arcades prepare to hit the UK
and European venues once again, playing all major cities and delivering the infamous live show their fans simply adore.
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.