Sticky-T & The Heartbeats, five men and one woman strong, brings you energetic and accessible popsongs with a wink to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Guitar, bass and drums lay down the grooving base for soulfull songs written by frontman Willem van Wordragen. A stowing organ, warm choirs, rattling tambourins and banging bongo’s complete the band. Exciting, dance-able and heartwarming. That is Sticky T & The Heartbeats!
"Just play without whining"
Still Blue was founded in February 2015 by simply participating in an open stage. After this night, the band members could not resist to continue to perform. When the opportunity arose to perform in their local pub on Kingsday 2015, it was certain this would be the last gig. Afterwards, the band has a lot of positive comments were received, with the biggest compliment: "These youngsters show us how it's done!".
In the period that has passed, the band has smoothened off the rough edges and expanded the repertoire. Still Blue stands for an evening no nonsense music; just play without whining. The band members are all born to make music and prefer to do nothing else. The performances of Still Blue are tight, dynamic, both sweet and sensitive as popping and raw.
Although the bandname suggests this is a blues-rockband, Still Blue has a setlist that ranges from old blues and rock to new soul and pop, from ballads to loud rocksongs. It will vary between Led Zeppelin to Muse and then back to Nancy Sinatra after Rage Against The Machine. With two beautiful singers who know to turn any occasion into a party, the band has given many successful performances by now.
In short, Still Blue is a sleek, dynamic and fun band to listen to and watch, with a varied set list.
A brand new act, but one with plenty of experience. Stillmode, the band that was formed from the remains of pop-rock band KinKobra, is starting anew. They have a fresh sound and are motivated to the teeth, ready to conquer the world. First order of business of the formation, led by frontman Pasacal Molenaar: the catchy single Outside World.
The band worked with the renowed producer Arno Krabman (Within Temptation, Waylon, Niels Geusebroek). The songs have a big dose of Jack White, a pinch of Placebo, a few drops of Prince, but above all the power to nestle itself in your ear and don’t let go. That’s what you call hit potential. If anything, they’re putting in the effort. ‘This band is a serious, even more ambitious one than KinKobra’, says Pascal. ‘We’re going to take it as far as it will go. To conquer the world’, he jokingly claims. ‘But above all, we’re going to play ‘till we drop. Festivals, concerts, and record a bunch of new tracks. There are no boundaries’, At the moment, Stillmode works with Arno Krabman on their debut EP, which will be scheduled for release at the beginning of 2017.
Like any movement over time, there are those who simply go through the hallmarks of a style without adding anything to it. Stuck in Motion do precisely the opposite. They present a ’70s-loyalist heavy rock that brims with instrumental chemistry and soul alike, and has a laid back vibe all the while that’s too inviting to refuse. They probably didn’t set out to do so, but they’ve wound up proving that there’s vibrancy in classic forms, and the energy they bring to bear while remaining so poised in the delivery and warm in tone makes their sound immediately their own. – JJ Koczan, The Obelisk.
Stupid Bloody Tuesday is a Dutch indie rock band with many punk influences. Inspired by bands like Wolf Alice, Kasabian and Sex Pistols play them already some years in different places in Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Their first single ' Talking to a Wall ', inspired by all their musical influences, was released in september 2018.
Subterranean Street Society is the moniker of one the most talented buskers of Amsterdam. His stage is usually set on the squares of the city, but luckily, he’s got The Waterhole’s stage at his disposal tonight.
He draws his inspiration from artists like Towns Van Zandt, Radiohead, Feist, Neil Young, The Beatles en Bob Dylan. With his effortless guitar playing and refined songwriting, he’s in a busking-league of his own. The troubadour and true romantic loves to be among the many excentric characters the streets of Amsterdam have to offer. Tonight however, we’re happy he plays an indoor gig!
Suburban Symphony formed in January 2014 and they aim to write catchy songs with memorable vocal melodies, three part harmonies and driving beats. The 5 piece formed from bands such as Bashphelt, Pipeline, Stilts and Gizesque. Therefore, their previous experience enabled them to get up and running quickly and by October 2014, the band had written 14 songs prompting them to start recording their debut album. The band play in North West England where they hail from. However, in 2016 they also enjoyed relative success further afield by playing at Camden Rocks Festival (on the same line up as bands such as The Cribs, Sikth and Carl Barat & The Jackals) and Lowde Fest supporting The Feeling. The band’s highly anticipated debut single 'Stepping Stones' is now available to purchase on all major digital platforms below! #UpTheSymphony