The famous Ian Prowse & Amsterdam Christmas show on Sat 12th Dec is now taking places at the Liverpool Philharmonic, Hope St, L1. If you’ve bought a ticket for the O2 Academy it can be refunded or it’s valid for Dec 11th 2021. Reduced capacity means there will be limited tickets. Tickets are on general sale on Wednesday 21st October.
Ian sums up what it’s like to have his Christmas show given the green light “We’re so happy that our traditional Christmas show can go ahead in such an iconic Liverpool venue, the 14 of us are ready to deliver a defiant show to say goodbye to a dreadful year. We’ll all come together to finally commune with live music and sing away our cares. Don’t miss it”.
The Merseyside songwriter and frontman from Amsterdam and Pele is a cult figure with music fans and stellar musicians. With hits such as the John Peel favourite ‘Does This Train Stop on Merseyside’ and the mighty singalong ‘Fireworks’ track. His 2019 album ‘Here I Lie’ was released to widespread critical acclaim.
His 2019 album lead to Elvis Costello personally inviting Ian to be main support on his UK tour starting on the album release day. Available online and at his UK shows, The Story of Ian Prowse is packed with eighteen tracks of golden songwriting spanning thirty years.
Heartache, Injustice and the maddening wonder of this life has been the driving force behind the story of Ian Prowse’s career as a musician, singer and songwriter. If you could boil the last 30 years and eight official albums down to one word it would have to be… conviction.
The absence of a big hit single means Ian isn’t necessarily in the hearts of the masses, but his songmanship has kept him firmly in the minds of songwriters like Elvis Costello, Christy Moore, Baz Warne (from the Stranglers), Miles Hunt (from The Wonder Stuff) and Damian Dempsey. Both Elvis Costello and Christy Moore sing duets with Ian on this album.
The people who have welcomed Ian Prowse into their own stories have become fierce devotees of his music. Whether it be from his first band Pele, Amsterdam or as himself. As Ian himself says “Pele, Amsterdam, me, it’s all the same thing, they’re all a vessel for my songs”.
“I hit the opening A minor chord of Funeral Pyre by The Jam at my very first gig in 1982, there began my musical journey, I’ve been hitting every chord through hundreds of shows with the same passion ever since.”
Tickets available (£16-£26) via HERE