He's back! Always incredibly popular, we're so happy to bring the 'Scouse Springsteen' back to the Barn! From being the frontman/songwriter of the brilliant, government-baiting Pele in the 90's, through working with Elvis Costello and penning one of John Peel's favourite ever songs with his band Amsterdam, Ian is currently signed to Kitchen Disco Records who have just released 'Here I Lie' - his best and most critically-acclaimed album to date! Here's what the label says... 'A singer/songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve and writes straight from the cuff. 'Here I Lie' is an album of songs that tackle life, love, loss, death and the streets he walks. Produced by Tony Kiley, recorded with 20 musicians and released on Kitchen Disco Records, his third solo outing is an album of tight words, beautiful arrangements and a Celtic influence synonymous with the unique sound of Liverpool. This is a majestic piece of work that reaches into the past to teach us something about today.' Oh, and just after his last Cruck Barn show, he met Bruce Springsteen! Find out about this encounter at the gig! Award-winning duo Plumhall will be playing an opening set, mainly consisting of material from their new, atmospheric and groundbreaking new album - 'The Ghost Of Noise'. Plumhall consists of Michelle Plum (Chumbawamba, Chris Norman Band) and Nick Hall (Hall Brothers, Magna Carta) who, since forming their songwriting duo, have sung with Al Stewart at the London Palladium and appeared in (and written and arranged songs for) forthcoming film, 'The Runaways'.