Anzac Day Live Concert - 25 April 2009 - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
Aussie & Kiwi Classics (with a few originals thrown in) to be belted out live by 2 great acts: Yakuza Smile & Mike Berry.Hailing from New Zealand's rugged east coast, singer/songwriter Mike Berry first developed his acoustic style in the unforgiving world of busking, making the tough strip of Hastings St in Napier his own. A run-in with the old juggling dude outside Georgie Pie in Wellington's Manners Mall led Mike to devise a plan to get off the streets and into Pubs. Years on the Auckland circuit followed, before his deportation to Amsterdam where he now plies his trade.
His music can be described as minimal non-ska fiets rock. Or possibly just acoustic pop. Whatever the name, it's just Mike and his guitar. Tap your foot.
Aussie band, Yakuza Smile play high energy, original, dirty rockn'roll with a 70s and 90s influence, Yakuza Smile have folded in segments of garage rock, punk rock, alt-rock, stoner rock, reggae, drone rock and country rock, all while keeping a charming pop sensibility. With audacious rock moves, beer-stained clothing, Yakuza Smile have shaken their bon-bon all over the Netherlands and Europe.
2 up and chook raffles are also planned!
Anzac Day is a national public holiday in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.
Doors Open 20:00, first act 20:30
Door 7,50 pre Door 6,50