Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two successful bands 'Pele' and 'Amsterdam'. Pele released 3 albums on Polydor/M&G Records, they score hits abroad in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Holland and most notably a Number One in South Africa with 'Megalomania'.
Possibly best known for his single 'Does this train stop on Merseyside' also. The song regularly elicited an emotional response from Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Peel's widow Sheila Ravenscroft went on the station after the DJ's death and confirmed that 'He was not capable of playing it without crying'. Lead off single 'Home' was played on 21 consecutive days by Radio 2's Janice Long. Janice is a huge fan of the band having had them in no less than 4 times for live sessions. Ian also has a long standing friendship with Elvis Costello who used Amsterdam as his backing band on the Jonathan Ross television show as well as opening act on several occasions. The relationship was blessed on record when Prowse performed a duet with Costello on a cover of The Searchers 1964 hit 'Don't throw your love away' for the Liverpool Number Ones Project on EMI Records.
2012 saw Ian release 'Does this train stop on Merseyside: The Very Best of Ian Prowse' to across the board rave reviews and 2014 has seen Ian release his very first solo album 'WHO LOVES YA BABY' to blanket praise.
Ian Prowse’s new album 'Companeros' has yet to receive a bad review. The 2016 single from the album is 'You Can’t Win 'em All Mum'.
You can see the video shot around Ian’s Ellesmere Port stamping ground below;
Ian also unveils the following tour dates in March and April:
12th March : Dumfries The Venue Saturday (Full Amsterdam show)
19th March : Liverpool Unity Theatre Saturday (Acoustic Festival)
2nd April : Hartlepool Fishermans Arms Saturday (Acoustic) FREE SHOW
7th April Chester Telfords Warehouse (Full Amsterdam Band)
9th April London The Islington (Full Amsterdam Band)
15th April : Darwen Library Theatre, Lancashire. (Acoustic)
16th April : Thornton Hough Village Hall (Merseyside) (Acoustic)
29th April : The Cruck Barn, Appletreewick, Yorkshire (Acoustic)
2nd July : Nibley Festival (Cotswolds) (Full Amsterdam Band)
Date TBA : Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (Full Amsterdam Band)
Ticket and venue info HERE