STARSAILOR are to play a homecoming show in Warrington to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album.

Love Is Here, which peaked at number two in the charts and went on to be certified platform, came out on October 8, 2001.

The band – whose line up includes bassist James 'Stel' Stelfox and drummer Ben Byrne who both grew up in Warrington – will be playing the record track by track in full at Parr Hall 20 years to the day since the release.

Love Is Here featured one of their most successful singles – the top 10 Alcoholic as well as the top 20 hits, Fever and Good Souls.

But the four-piece's star was rising even before the record came out.

The post-Britpop band was formed when former St Oswald’s Primary School pupils Ben Byrne and James 'Stel' Stelfox met James Walsh and Barry Westhead at Wigan and Leigh Music School.

An NME review of one of their gigs then led to a bidding war by record labels in 2000.

A year later they were named best new band at the NME Awards and best new act at the Q Awards.

Drummer Ben Byrne said: "We're very excited to be announcing a very special show at Warrington's Parr Hall where we will playing our debut album, Love is Here, in its entirety. We look forward to seeing you all there."

Starsailor play Love Is Here at Parr Hall on October 8. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am. Visit