The Hi-Stakes, featuring their iconic frontman Italian singer Samuele Ghezzi, is a bluesband based in Amsterdam. 

The band is gonna make the audience jump, dance and shout to Rhythm and Blues inspired by Louis Jordan, dream away to the sweet sound of Blues Ballads in the heritage of Percy Mayfield and shake the hips to the swinging songs in the style of a young Ray Charles. 

The five gentlemen, including Linus Eppinger on guitar, Gideon Tazelaar on saxophone, Cesar Puente on double bass and Joe Crotch on drums, met at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in September 2018, quickly realizing that their natural habitat rather lies in the Cafès and Nightclubs of the city, where they can be found performing on a very regular base.