In early 2003, as a reaction to the poor nightclub-action at that time, a group of friends and colleague-deejays (Ir.Vendermeulen, Charley Rhythm, Wilf Plum, Eddy de Clercq, Piet Popcorn) started Amsterdam BeatClub. Their goal was to bring the cool sounds of the fifties and sixties back into the clubs. The very first ABC parties took place at ultra-small Amsterdam underground venues and proved to be a great succes.. so more parties came and venues grew!
Nowadays Amsterdam BeatClub is produced by Ir. Vendermeulen and considered to be an important organisation for Vintage Music in Holland, with a steady following around the country and outside. Many clubnights and festivals are organized at different venues and, apart from live-music & deejays, the ABC parties often feature Go-Go Dancers, Burlesque performers, sideshows and cult veejay-visuals.
Expect an un-Beat-able Cocktail of the very best Vintage Music!
Greasy Soul, Sleazy Rhythm ‘n Blues, Frantic Rock ‘n Roll, Horny Hammond Jazz, Swingin' Sixties Sounds, Beat, Boogaloo, Twist à-GoGo, Garage Punk, Psych, YéYé, Finger Poppin' Popcorn, Ska, Surf, Exotica, Big Band Jive and Cool Cover versions!
Numerous great artists have performed at Amsterdam BeatClub parties over the years: The Sonics, Arthur Brown, The Jackets, The Spunyboys, Big Jay McNeely, Phantom Four, Jacqueline Taïeb, Os Mutantes, The Kik, The Fleshtones, GONN, The Max Meser Group, The Delta Bombers, Messer Chups, Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!!, T-99, Meschiya Lake, Bruut, The Rhythm Shakers, The Uppertones.. just to name just a few!
Check out our HALL OF FAME for a complete list of artists that performed at Amsterdam BeatClub since 2003!
Often theme-parties are organised, where the crowd dresses up to the dresscodes:
50's Rock 'n Roll Nites / Going to a Go!Go! (60's)/ Stardust Bal Masqué / Vaudeville Extravaganza / Beatnik Basements / Burlesque / 20's Depression / Hillbilly Hoedown / Soirée Francaise / Spy-Fi & Space-Age / Exotic Tiki / Halloween / etc.
Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place to Go! Go!
Enjoy this photo-album of early ABC party-pics (2003-2008!!)