Do you have any old friends who remember the Pele album Fireworks?

Ian Prowse in Pele

Ian Prowse in Pele

2011 will be twenty years since Ian Prowse’s first band Pele recorded the debut classic celtic pop album Fireworks for Polydor Records. The seven-piece Amsterdam extravaganza led by Fireworks composer Ian Prowse will perform the album in its fast and furious entirety on Saturday 5 March next year in Liverpool.

The album only clocks in at 37 minutes so Amsterdam will also perform a set of classics from the noughties as well as tasters from the new album.

Fireworks spawned 4 singles with hits in the UK, Portugal, France and even a number 1 in South Africa. It’s one of those great hungry debut albums from a young band eager to take on the world, there isn’t a weak song on it.

If you have any old friends from University in the early 90’s who remember those fantastic nights in Loughborough, Warwick, Wolverhampton, Kent, Glasgow, Nottingham, Stoke, Portsmouth, Leeds and many others then let them know their favourite album is being performed in full for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Tickets are a mere £11 and are available right now from:

You can now also become a fan of Pele on Facebook!


Johnny Barlow weekend

If you are at a loose end this weekend why not get along to one of the two launch shows for Johns first ever solo album.

Tonight is at the Water Rats in London with tomorrow’s show taking place at the Zanzibar club in Liverpool. You can pay on the door at both events and ‘The Fosse Way’ will be available at both gigs.

Support for tomorrow night comes from Paulie’s new band The Last Gambados, Alan O’Hare, The Garys and Kevin Critchely.

Johnny Barlow solo album available this Friday

Johnny Barlow

Johnny Barlow

The Fosse Way contains ten original Barlow gems beautifully represented on his CD. The album is available to Amsterdam fans this Friday 27 August from

Purchasers of the album will receive it within a week. To listen to tracks and find out what the Fosse way actually means visit Johnny’s site.

Three full band shows in Stroud, Liverpool and London have also been announced to promote the Fosse Way:

Fringe Festival main stage
Sun 5 Sept, 4:00 pm

Water Rats
Friday 10 Sept

Saturday 11 Sept

First-ever official Amsterdam live DVD available now!

The Glorious return of Amsterdam DVD

The Glorious return of Amsterdam DVD

The brand new Amsterdam DVD has just been released and is available now to buy from this site.

Re-live the brilliant return to the stage of Amsterdam in full 7-piece flight. An unbelievable 8 minute  Name and Number, a tear stained Home, a rousing Glorious day and a speech on the downfall of Mikey’s mephadrone! Fifteen Ian Prowse classics, all up close and sweaty.

Order now and you will receive your DVD within a week.

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UK tour starts tomorrow

Ian Prowse

The boys and girls will begin their first UK tour in 16 months this Friday at the Oxford O2 Academy.

To follow the tour shenanigans Ian will be keeping a diary especially for the Liverpool Echo blog which can be seen on our very own forum. The gang will be onstage at 8 o’clock.

Also for those who are coming to one of these shows the brilliant DVD filmed recently at the O2 Academy in Liverpool will be available to you first! An official release date will be announced very shortly.