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There are at least two known bands with the name Amsterdam:

1. A pop/rock group from Liverpool, England
2. A Dutch psychedelic rock band from ’70s

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1. Amsterdam were formed on Merseyside in 1999 and promptly stayed there - mainly because they didn’t really have any band members or any songs - but Ian Prowse had to tell his friends in the pub he had a new band going.

A few gigs were played with various band line-ups and to stunning indifference, but all this changed in 2000 when the arrival of Ian’s best-ever songs rescued him from the pub and they immediately won an NME competition to find the best-unsigned band of 2000.

Next up the band were one of the winners at the prestigious music biz event In the City.

Since then the boys have had the most successful website in the country for any unsigned band with traffic reaching an unbelievable 200,000 hits even though the band haven’t released any records other than through their own site.

Amsterdam have also appeared on an EMI compilation album Mersey Boys and Liverpool Girls alongside Paul McCartney and all the Liverpool greats. In fact, the launch gig for the album saw Amsterdam steal the show and left fellow performer Elvis Costello gobsmacked in the wings.


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  • realRemox

    Zeeburgerdijk :D

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • chestercityblue

    Anyone going to Liverpool on the 20th?

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • alflavor

    Yep, will be there!

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • DarrelK

    Anyone going to the gig at the Water Rats this Sat?

    25 May 2009 Reply
  • BluePaul

    How great were they at Glastonbury? Got to talk to Prowsey afterwards as well. Giddy as a schoolboy me! Best 'undiscovered' band in the country!

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Lord Mike

    ahh i remember when these guys used to play in a local pub regulary, the red lion. and now i'm seeing them at glasto. so proud of them :)

    21 May 2008 Reply
  • alflavor

    Darn it, they are playing Cambridge soon, supporting The Bluetones (who I also love, or used to I guess!) and I will be on holiday!! Deciding if I can make the London date............

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • phil213

    Most certainly have and listening to it as I type.

    4 Apr 2008 Reply
  • alflavor

    So who's got the new album?

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • phil213

    The new Amsterdam single, Home', is released on December 10th 2007. There is an accompanying video, which you can see on YouTube here: Great song!

    29 Nov 2007 Reply

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