Ian Prowse, the lead singer, is a force to be reckoned with because of his formidable songwriting skills. His band has become a respected and much-loved staple of the British music industry over the decades.
Ian Prowse is a singer/songwriter from Merseyside, England has formed two bands, Pele, and Amsterdam. He formed Amsterdam in 1999 with his cousin Johnny Barlow and former Blow Monkeys drummer Tony Kiley.
The following year they won NME competition to find the best-unsigned band of 2000. They were also among the winner at the prestigious music business event In the City.
In September 2004 the band were signed to London-based indie label Beat Crazy and recorded their debut album ‘The Journey’ in February 2005.
The band’s first single for ‘The Journey’ hit number 32 in the UK Singles Chart. Follow up single ‘Does this train stop on Merseyside’ was also a massive success and hit the UK Charts.
During this time, the band struck up a friendship with Elvis Costello who invited them as his backing band on the Jonathan Ross television show as well as support act on several occasions.
The band, a collective of seasoned professionals, all greatly skilled in their respective instruments together creating an immense sound. Adding to this a front man Ian Prowse with so much passion for his craft, it’s no wonder that Ian Prowse and Amsterdam have such a devout following.