Ian Prowse - (Pele and Amsterdam)...
28/04/2012 | The Slade Rooms
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The Best of tour - "Does this train stop on Merseyside?"
Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two succesful bands 'Amsterdam' and 'Pele'. These days Ian and Amsterdam are a 7-piece riotous ensemble who will spend 2012 promoting 'The Best of Ian Prowse'.
Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two succesful bands 'Amsterdam' and 'Pele'. These days Ian and Amsterdamare a 7-piece riotous ensemble who will spend 2012 promoting 'The Best of Ian Prowse'. The album contains 8 Pele classics, 9 Amsterdam as well as duets with Elvis Costello and Christy Moore and 3 brand new tunes. The shows will reflect Ian's entire career. The band are aiming to better 2008 which saw them duet with Costello on EMI Records, storm Glastonbury and release the Arm in Arm album which ended up being voted 14th best ever album out of Liverpool by the local press, which when you consider the Beatles released 10 is some feat!
Ian's most famous hit song 'Does this train stop on Merseyside?' (previous single 'The Journey' hit number 32 in the UK charts) was John Peels second favourite tune, John would regularly be too emotional to speak on the radio after playing it.
The song itself got a further lease of life as one of the centre pieces of Irish legend Christy Moores latest album which spent 5 weeks at the top spot in his home country.
Ian's first successful band Pele were a huge live draw in the early 1990's and despite only scoring 6 minor hits in the UK managed to chart in Portugal, Holland, Germany and even hit the number 1 spot in South Africa. The famous primary coloured Pele T shirts were everywhere at the time. Ian and Amsterdam's Springsteen-esque live show has wowed the Echo Arena, as well as Glastonbury, and earned them a high profile fan club from Mick Jones, Bob Harris, Chris Addison and Miles Hunt