Concrete Pleasures
Out now on Treetop Records





10/12    EKKO / Utrecht
23/10   VERA / Groningen
03/10   Gigant / Apeldoorn
25/09  Willem II / ‘s Hertogenbosch
18/07   Palais Sommer Festival / Dresden (DE)
23/06  De Nieuwe KHL / Amsterdam
19/03   Classic Water Presents Concrete Pleasures / Utrecht (NL)      


04/12   De Nijverheid / Utrecht (NL) SOLD OUT
10/9      Effenaar ‘t Wasven / Eindhoven (NL)
25/8     Paradiso / Amsterdam (NL)

20/5     The Heatley / Vancouver (CA)
15/05   The Palomino / Calgary (CA)
11/5      The Horsethief / Radium Hot Springs (CA)
09/5    Whitetooth Brewing / Golden (CA)
03/5    Ship & Plough / Gimli (CA)
02/5    The Black Cat Tavern / Saskatoon (CA)
01/5     Goodfellows / Edmonton (CA)
29/4     Café Deux Soleils / Vancouver (CA)
16/4      Willem Twee / Den Bosch (NL)
21/3      Stadtklang / Düsseldorf (GE)
25/1      EKKO / Utrecht

18/1       Donkere Dagen Festival / Harderwijk

17/1       Treetop X Take me to Showcase / Groningen

Picture: Tess Janssen


The songs of Classic Water bring to mind driving through dusty backroads of deserted villages, thinking back on what once was but will never be again. The surreal words of singer Tom Gerritsen are guided by stretches of intertwining melodies, alternated with brief bursts of rock and roll.

In an earlier life, Tom released folk music as The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society, playing over 180 shows in Europe. Seeing Classic Water perform live is a visceral experience. The debut album Concrete Pleasures was recorded and produced by Stacy Parrish (T Bone Burnett, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant) in a 14th century farmhouse in Sweden.

The band is named after a David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) poem.

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