Damien Dempsey and Amsterdam team up at Liverpool’s O2 Academy

FOLLOWING last year’s sold out gig for the Liverpool Irish Festival, Damien Dempsey and Amsterdam will be re-creating that atmosphere once again at Liverpool’s 02 Academy on Saturday, October 15.

“Last year was a beautiful night by the Mersey, the Scousers sang all night and this year will be even better,” said Damien Dempsey.

“Amsterdam and Damien Dempsey isŠa dream come true for us,” said Amsterdam front man Ian Prowse.

Damien Dempsey is currently the toast of all Irish music. Spoken of as the natural heir to the crown previously warn by Luke Kelly, Christy Moore and Shane MacGowan, Sineád O'Connor insists Damo is the best yet.

Such is the power of the big man’s music, Damo has found himself lauded by musical giants Bob Dylan, Bono and even Morrissey.

The Wonderstuff’s Miles Hunt regularly claims Damo to be the greatest living songwriter we have ever had.

Having won six Meteor awards and released five studio albums, Damien Dempsey is the authentic voice of modern Irish music, his live performances are filled withŠpassion.

Merseyside band Amsterdam are a seven piece who have performed with Elvis Costello on EMI Records, wooed crowds at Glastonbury and the Echo Arena.

Their second long player Arm in Arm was voted 14th best ever album out of Liverpool by the local press, no mean feat when you consider the Beatles released ten.

Their most famous song to date Does this train stop on Merseyside? was John Peel’s second favourite song.

The song itself got a further lease of life as one of the centrepieces of Irish legend Christy Moore’s latest album which spent five weeks at the top spot in his home country.

Amsterdam are band leader Ian Prowse's second successful band after forming Pele in the 1990sŠwho released three albums on Polydor/M&G and had hits all over Europe.

Having a fan club of such luminaries as Bob Harris, Mick Jones and Christy Moore, Amsterdam's real forte is the live arena.

For booking details, call 0844 477 2000 or visit www.02academyliverpool.co.uk.