Ian Prowse & Amsterdam
Merseyside hero Ian Prowse is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and frontman of Amsterdam and previously the frontman of indie cult band Pele.
Raised on protest songs, influenced by the Celtic sounds that make Liverpool so unique, and inspired by the song writing craftsmanship of Paul Weller, Mike Scott, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, Ian’s 30-year song writing career and 100% committed live shows have gathered him a reputation as the ‘Scouse Springsteen’ amongst his devoted fans.
Amsterdam saw success with their first single ‘The Journey’ hitting the UK top 40, but it’s their song ‘Does This Train Stop on Merseyside?’ which reduced John Peel to tears live on Radio 1 because of its connection with Liverpool, the city he loved, as well as being the centrepiece of Irish legends Christy Moore’s No.1 album ‘Listen’.
Pele’s first 3 singles stormed the Radio 1 A-List with Megalomania reaching No.1 in the South Africa charts. Ian is fresh off his successful Fireworks 30 Tour with his band Amsterdam and is enjoying success as the support of choice for Elvis Costello, The Wonder Stuff and The Blow Monkeys.
Ian plays shows with the full Amsterdam band, as a duo with the Fiddle of Fire or as a solo artist.
“This (Battle) is another Prowsey cracker” – Elvis Costello
“Magnificent, after giving me a wonderful lift, what a gift’” – Damian Dempsey
“(Battle is) Ian’s creative fire stoked into a furnace” – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6