For those of you yet to of heard of Amsterdam here is a video of their song "Joe's Kiss". The song was recorded live for Radio 2's Janice Long show. The original version of "Joe's Kiss" can be found on the Amsterdam album "The Journey" which came out in 2005 on Beat Crazy Records.
Amsterdam have some more dates for the summer. Firstly Ian and Paul will play a rare acoustic show on the Wirral at the end of the month before the big London show.
Thursday 29 June - Bar One, Hoylake, Wirral Acoustic performance £5 on the door (£4 for Under 18s) Advance tickets (recommended) are available from: 1) Probe Records, Slater Street, Liverpool (0151 708 8815) 2) The venue Hoylake Bar One (0151 632 6497) 3) The Bull, Great Sutton (0151 347 1715) Support from The Trampformers
Friday 14 July - Borderline Club London Tickets from Seetickets and Ticketweb To be recorded for live album!
Saturday 12 August - Graig Aid Festival, Ruthin town centre www.graigaid.com Onstage at 8pm
Sunday 20 August - Scarborough Beached Festival Free event Returning after last year's triumph
Sunday 27 August - Red Lion Little Sutton Tickets £5 Mathew Street festival warm-up
Monday 28 August - Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool Free event Onstage 3pm
Also Ian will be performing an acoustic set this coming Friday 16 June in aid of NCADC (National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns) at the University of Manchester Burlington Rooms, Schunk building (off Oxford Street). Other acts will include Fultons point, Al Baker and Al Parry. Ian will be on at about 10pm.
Amsterdam have also parted company with Beat Crazy records. The band will now sit down and plan the next move with their management team at Cruisin music who also represent The Stranglers and Tina Cousins.
The first chapter of a post-Beat Crazy world is to be the live album (to be recorded at The Borderline on Friday 14 July) which will include new songs, tunes from 'The Journey' album as well as older Amsterdam classics.
Ian and Amsterdam are also hard at work writing the follow up to 'The Journey' and were very happy with the way the new songs went last Saturday night. The boys hope to commence recording on a new album later in the year with Ian commenting "My pen is on fire at the moment, all the receptors are up".
Amsterdam have been specially invited back onto the UK's most popular radio station. BBC Radio 2's Janice Long, a long-standing fan of the lads, will have the band perform live on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at about 12:15am on Wednesday evening, 23rd August.
Amsterdam will be performing new songs and chatting to Janice about the forthcoming Mathew Street festival as well as the live album.