PELE’S two summer reunion shows were supposed to be the last time the popular Ellesmere Port band would grace the stage together.

But after former frontman Ian Prowse, now lead singer of Amsterdam, was inundated with messages from fans pleading for another gig, the band decided to reunite for a third and final time.

The Christmas show takes place at the Cavern Club in Liverpool on Saturday, December 5.

Prowse, who comes from Little Sutton, said: “I got hundreds of email’s from people saying Pele was their favourite band back in the 90s and are you doing another show.

“So I thought while I’m busy working on the new album and not out on the road, it would be good to round the year off with the last ever Pele gig.”

After forming in 1989, Pele earned a deal with Polydor two years later.

All four singles from the debut album Fireworks were playlisted on Radio 1 and the two records that followed resulted in big hits in the UK, Germany, Portugal, Holland and a number one in South Africa.

Fireworks was recently voted the 27th best album to ever come out of Merseyside by readers.

The band, which also comprises keyboard player Andrew Roberts, Dally on drums, Jimmy McAllister on bass guitar and Nico on violin, split in 1996.

Amsterdam are playing an acoustic set at Chester City Football Club at 8pm on Friday. Tickets are priced £10. To book, telephone 07952 335706 or pay on the door.

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