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Amber Squad

Amber Squad New Single Launch

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Saturday 28th January, 8.30pm
Price: FREE ENTRY

We are delighted to be able to host Rutland’s Power Pop/Pub Rockers Amber Squad on Saturday 28th January 2023 as they celbrate the launch of their new single. Returning to the Grainstore to play two sets packed with their own material with a few Mod/R&B classics thrown in for good measure. The current Amber Squad line-up includes original band members Richard (Dick) Beechey (vocals), Paul (Magic) Fairey (guitar), and Graham (Tuzzy) Tyers (drums), ably augmented by well-known local bassist Gary Tyler. The gig will also mark the release of their new single “After All These Years” on Detour Records, signed copies of which will be available to buy on the night.

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Amber Squad

Early 1980 and something is stirring in Rutland, England’s smallest county. The amalgamation of two schoolboy rock bands named ‘Reflex’ and ‘Blueprint’ spawned the Amber Squad, purveyors of a hybrid mix of Pub Rock, Power Pop, Ska and Punk Rock. After gaining a reputation on the East Midlands’ Pub circuit for loud energetic sets consisting of self-penned outpourings of teenage angst combined with R&B classics, the Amber Squad made a determined push for stardom with a number of independent recordings backed up with live performances in more recognised venues in London, Birmingham and other UK cities. In the band’s heyday they were on Radio 1 playlists, and featured on John Peel show, as well as Mike Read’s Round Table.

They went on to release two singles, the first being ‘(I can’t) put my finger on you’. This debut single was released on the ‘S&T’ label of Leicester in 1980. Next up they swapped labels to ‘Dead Good’ records. The new single was called ‘Can we go dancing’. The following year they featured on ‘S&T’s own compilation album ‘Where the Hell is Leicester’ with an unreleased track called ‘Six of me’

(Information courtesy of Boredteenagers.co.uk)

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