Merseyside legend Ian Prowse is a singer/songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve and writes straight from the cuff. He plays guitar and is frontman of Amsterdam, previously of indie cult band Pele.
Raised on the rallying cry of protest songs he was influenced by the Celtic sounds that make Liverpool so unique. And inspired by the songwriting craftsmanship of Paul Weller, Mike Scott and Bruce Springsteen.
Amsterdam had a top 40 UK hit with their first single The Journey but it’s their song Does This Train Stop on Merseyside? that cemented Ian’s place in the hearts of DJs, songwriters and music fans alike. Radio 1 DJ John Peel was reduced to tears every time he put it on. Irish legend Christy Moore then took the song on in 2009 making it the centrepiece of hisalbum Listen.
During this time the band struck up a friendship with Elvis Costello, supporting his live shows and eventually recording a duet of Don’t Throw Your Love Away, originally a hit by the Searchers.
2020 saw the release of career spanning album The Story Of Ian Prowse.
Support will be the Southbound Attic Band who consist of Barry Jones, singer-songwriter and Ronnie Clark, bass and vocals. With over five CD's worth of original songs, their high energy live set spans English and Celtic tinged Folk-Rock and Americana.